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5 Vision

5-1 Glazing, sun visors, windscreen wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors

Requirements

  What the Transport Agency expects of you How the Transport Agency will assess your performance
5.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You thoroughly inspect all components and correctly determine whether the glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors comply with all Transport Agency requirements, taking into account all technical information including that provided by the Transport Agency such as the VIRM: Entry certification.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • observe you at work
  • inspect vehicles which you have certified
  • inspect inspection and certification documents you use and complete
  • inspect information you enter into the Transport Agency computer system.

The Transport Agency may:

  • take into account outcomes from complaints and random re-inspections since your last review.
5.1.2
Technical competence

You are competent in all technical aspects relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors.

This means you are competent in:

  • the assessment of glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors and their assessment
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • ask questions to check your competence relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors and the assessment of glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • observe you at work
  • inspect inspection and certification documents you use and complete
  • inspect your Training record.

The Transport Agency may administer a short test on glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors and their assessment.

5.1.3
Technical equipment

You have:

  • a tape measure or other means of assessing the extent of windscreen damage, and
  • a 35% VLT tint sample or a light transmission meter.

The equipment is in good condition and working order.

The Transport Agency will inspect your technical equipment.

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5.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You do not thoroughly inspect all glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

The area of non-compliance is likely to compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

For example:

  • glazing has damage or defects to the extent that its strength or the driver’s vision is compromised
  • a windscreen or front side window has been modified to the extent that it impairs the driver’s vision
  • a rear or rear side window has large areas of stickers, very dark tint or opaque overlays applied, and the vehicle does not have an external rear-view mirror on each side of the vehicle
  • an inside or external right-hand side rear-view mirror is not fitted or does not provide a clear view to the rear of the vehicle
  • a driver’s-side windscreen wiper is not fitted or working.

You do not thoroughly inspect all glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors or correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

The area of non-compliance may compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

For example:

  • glazing that is required to comply with an approved glazing standard or trade name did not comply, or cannot be demonstrated to have complied, with an approved standard or trade name at the time the vehicle was manufactured or the glazing fitted.
  • a vehicle has modified glazing that is not permitted, but vision is not impaired
  • the windscreen wash system does not operate
  • a rear-view mirror cannot be adjusted.

You do not thoroughly inspect all glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors or correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

The area of non-compliance is unlikely to compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

For example:

  • smaller stickers are fitted to a rear side window on the driver’s side outside the area where stickers are permitted
  • a rear-view mirror that is required to comply with an approved rear-view mirror standard did not comply, or cannot be demonstrated to have complied, with an approved standard at the time the vehicle was manufactured or the rear-view mirror fitted.

You thoroughly inspect all glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

5.1.2
Technical competence

You demonstrate:

  • little or no competence in the technical aspects relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards, or
  • a level of competence that is likely to compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

This means there are significant gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • Transport Agency requirements and guidelines (including VIRM requirements) relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors.

You demonstrate:

  • some competence in the technical aspects relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards, or
  • a level of competence that may compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

This means there are some gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • Transport Agency requirements and guidelines (including VIRM requirements) relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors.

You demonstrate:

  • adequate competence in the technical aspects relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards, or
  • a level of competence that is unlikely to compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

This means there are minor gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • Transport Agency requirements and guidelines (including VIRM requirements) relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors.

You can demonstrate comprehensive competence in the technical aspects relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards,

This means you can demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of, and skills in:

  • the assessment of glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing glazing, sun visors, wipe and wash, and rear-view mirrors.
5.1.3
Technical equipment

Not all of the specified equipment is available. Where equipment is available, some or all of it is not in working order.

All specified equipment is available and in working order, but some or all of it is in poor condition.

All specified equipment is available, in working order and in at least adequate condition.

All specified equipment is available and in good condition and working order.