Version: January 2023
An AQP is a person trained and appointed by the roller brake machine (RBM) manufacturer or their New Zealand agent, and approved by Waka Kotahi, to calibrate approved RBMs.
A list of approved RBMs in is the in-service VIRM inspection and premises and equipment section.
|List of those approved by Waka Kotahi to train people in the use of RBMs.|
Cardan Shaft Park Brake testing in roller brake machines (Waka Kotahi website)
Information, safety alerts , technical reports and instructional videos about maintaining Cardan shaft park brakes.
A person or organisation who is responsible for vehicle inspection and certification outcomes is appointed by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Clause 2.5 (2) (a) of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 includes the requirement for a person to be fit and proper. This document details those requirements.
NZ heavy vehicle brake test protocol - effective from 1 December 2022
Version: 1.3 July 2023
Like almost all other road vehicles in New Zealand, heavy vehicles are required to undergo entry inspection and a periodic safety check in the form of a certificate of fitness (CoF) inspection. Brake testing is a crucial part of this inspection given the critical role brakes play in overall vehicle safety.
Version: May 2019
King pins and skid plates need appropriate inspection and maintenance. This is especially important where the design of the skid plate makes it difficult or even impossible for inspection to be carried out. In these circumstances the potential for corrosion and eventual structural failure and resultant detachment from the towing vehicle is a significant risk.
Operators, drivers and mechanics, as well as trailer designers, certifiers and vehicle inspectors, all need to take appropriate action to ensure trailer detachment does not occur.
Published: 1 February 2019
The Transport Agency has identified several ‘stinger steer’ fifth wheel vehicles, with a fifth wheel mounted significantly behind the rear axis, that have HVET and HVEC certifications issued by Patrick Chu. These certifications have been revoked due to serious safety concerns.
The HVSC advisory notice that identifies the vehicles, explains why the certifications were revoked, and explains roles and responsibilities regarding re-certifications.
Public access protocol document
Published August 2021
These guidelines outline the expected risk management approach to ensure a consistent customer experience for health and safety at inspecting organisations. However, every workplace is different, and each business is responsible for putting in place effective risk management for their operation.