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Introduction

5 Inspection premises and equipment


5.1 General requirements
  • The inspecting organisation must continue to comply with the applicable requirements in this section.
  • The inspecting organisation must maintain their premises and equipment in a good state of repair at all times while conducting inspection and certification activities.
  • The inspecting organisation must use any specified equipment when inspecting a vehicle, where appropriate.
  • Inspection equipment must meet equipment manufacturer’s requirements and have current calibration.
  • Brake performance testing equipment must be calibrated at least every 12 months, or more frequently if required by the equipment manufacturer, or following any maintenance that may alter the calibration.
  • Inspections must take place in the inspection area, using the approved or specified equipment, unless otherwise permitted by the Transport Agency.
  • It is the IO’s responsibility to ensure that the inspection premises and equipment it uses comply with Occupational Health and Safety requirements, and any other relevant Acts, regulations and local bylaws.
5.2 Administration requirements

Feature

Minimum requirement

Examples and things to consider

Administration

  • Access to the vehicle inspection portal for the VIRMs, forms, news and other information relevant to vehicle inspections
  • Access to WoF-online and user charts, or access to Landata and the agents portal for the LATIS manual, to record inspections
  • Administration equipment must be located and operated from a location where the public does not have access when staff are not present.
  • CoF only: ability to provide Certificate of Loading certificates (CoL printer and media)
  • Controlled documents (WoF/CoF labels, CoL labels and check sheets) must be securely stored and kept locked away outside normal business hours to protect from public access
  • Equipment must be in good condition and working order

To connect to our computer systems, you must operate Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 and use Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to connect. These are the only operating systems that are supported by the Transport Agency to ensure security to our systems.

5. 3 Inspection site requirements
Feature

Minimum requirement

Examples and things to consider

Access to and exit from inspection area

No requirements; however, if the site has access restrictions for a particular standard legal size vehicle, that vehicle will not be able to be inspected at the site.

A standard legal size vehicle is one that either:

  • meets Table 4.1 the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002, or
  • a high productivity motor vehicle

Inspection area

The inspection area needs to be situated within a building that has a roof, sides and doors made of permanent materials, and a solid and level floor so that a vehicle or vehicle combination remains stationary when parked in neutral with all brakes off, and there must be sufficient clearance (width, length and height) to allow doors to be fully opened and all inspection actions to be carried out.

Room for suspension test bars, room to view roof structure for corrosion/damage and raise vehicle, room to check headlamps.

Lighting

  • There must be sufficient suitable lighting in the inspection area, including underbody.
  • An inspection lamp is required.

Required for vehicle exterior, interior and underbody inspections. (If you meet AS/NZS 1680 that will be suitable.)

Underbody examination, including running gear

Ability to carry out inspection of the underside of the vehicle, including structure, running gear, steering, brake systems and suspension by means of a pit, hoist, fixed ramp, or other equipment enabling adequate inspection of the underbody of the vehicle.

Examples:

  • Four-post vehicle hoist and industrial-quality trolley jack.
  • Inspection pit with in-pit jack.
  • Two-post hoist with a method of completing laden steering test.
  • Inspection pit and industrial-quality trolley jack.
  • Four-post vehicle hoist with built-in jacking mechanism.
  • Fixed ramp and industrial-quality trolley jack.
  • Motorcycle jack/stand

Note: Axle stands and creepers will not be approved for use as part of the vehicle inspection of standard vehicles unless specifically for use at a specified site.

Steel test bar or similar for steering and suspension, or a steering or suspension test machine.

5.4 Inspection equipment requirements
Feature

Minimum requirement

Examples and things to consider

Vehicle dimensions

Measuring device(s) appropriate for the vehicle being inspected. The measurement must be taken with a single measure.

Required to confirm interior and exterior vehicle dimensions, e.g. overall length, width or height or passenger service vehicle (PSV) seat spacing. A 3m and a 25m measuring tape will be appropriate for most vehicles.

Tyres

Device for measuring tyre tread depth.

Graduated tyre tread depth gauge.

Brake testing

  • WoF – Access to a Transport Agency-approved decelerometer and level test strip, or a Transport Agency-approved brake testing machine (see section 5.5 for list of approved brake testers).
  • CoF A (light) – Transport Agency-approved plate or roller brake machine for all classes of vehicle, except classes LC and LD and certain special vehicles where access to a Transport Agency-approved decelerometer and level test strip is the minimum that is required (see section 5.6 for list of approved brake testers).
  • CoF B (heavy) – Transport Agency-approved roller brake machine (RBM) (refer to Heavy vehicle brake testing: CoF and entry certificate brake test protocol and procedures). For certain special vehicles, access to a Transport Agency-approved decelerometer and level test strip will be required (see section 5.7 for list of approved brake testers).
  • Air gauge (minimum 1000kPa), and fittings that enable the air gauge to be attached to a duomatic coupling.
  • Stopwatch or timing equipment.

Level access either side of a roller brake machine: such that the vehicle or vehicle combination remains stationary when in neutral with the brakes off; and that allows the vehicle to enter and exit the RBM in a straight line so that all axles can be tested correctly.
Access to a Transport Agency-approved decelerometer and level test strip will be required if testing vehicles for which RBM testing is not appropriate or if the RBM is inoperative for any reason and you want to continue to offer CoF inspections temporarily while it is repaired or a replacement can be organised. For heavy vehicles, see approval requirements for alternative brake testing in heavy vehicle brake testing: CoF and entry certificate brake test protocol and procedure.

Headlamps

Commercial-quality optical headlamp beam tester (or for motorcycles only, a graduated light board).

 

Vision

Equipment optional. If checking light transmission through glazing using a light transmission measuring device, it must be calibrated.

A 35% VLT tint sample or a calibrated light transmission meter.

Heavy vehicle towing connections

  • 40mm tow pin wear indicator gauge
  • 50mm tow pin wear indicator gauge
  • 40mm tow eye wear indicator gauge
  • 50mm tow eye wear indicator gauge
  • Method of inspecting ball-race turntables.

Steel test bar for ball-race turntables or similar.

PSV door test

Test bar and spring force scale for checking power-operated door closing force (refer to Technical bulletin 5 for test bar technical specifications).

 

Taximeter testing

  • Surveyed test strip (mandatory)
  • Calibrated rolling road (optional)
  • Meter seal kit
  • Stopwatch.

Not part of CoF inspection but required if you also want to carry out taximeter calibration checks.
Refer to Technical bulletin 4 for requirements.

5.5 Approved brake test equipment (WoF)

Note The vehicle inspector must use an approved brake tester when carrying out the brake test. Should the tester break down, or a vehicle cannot reasonably be tested with that tester, the vehicle must be tested with another approved brake tester or undergo the brake distance test.

Manufacturer

Models

Gazette notice details

AECS SST 10SST 1015 December 2016, No 118

Anzen

BS52FL Roller brake testing machine

26 October 1989, No 189, p 5299

Autoteknik

Portable truck brake testing machine Model No BM20200

30 January 1997, No 8, p 190

Model No BM8010 (with or without the facility to test the brakes on dedicated 4WD vehicles)

2 May 1996, No 41, p 1182

BMX200 Roller brake testing machine

12 November 1998, No 184, p 4350

BMX010 Turbo roller brake testing machine

14 January 1999, No 246, p 65

Model BM17200

10 August 2000, No 89, p 2184

Auto Test Products

AutoStop Mini 1.0
AutoStop Maxi 6.2 and 6.2x
AutoStop HVBM

5 December 2000, No 164, p 4262

AutoStop Micro Plus
AutoStop Mini Plus

3 March 2011, No 23, p 623

Banzai

BBT51S Roller brake testing machine

26 August 1989, No 189, p 5299

Bear

450, 451, 452, 4510 and 4511

7 March 1957, No 20, p 449

BM Autoteknik

BM17200

1 August 2000, No 89, p 2184

BM7010

31 October 2000, No 150, p 3866

BM30200 (upgraded Crypton EB30)

5 December 2000, No 164, p 4262

BM63200 (upgraded Crypton 630)

12 March 2002, No 28, p 626

BM3010, BM9010, BM12200

5 April 2001, No 37, p 829

14200 series

17 April 2008, No 73, p 2055

BM4010

14 December 2006, No 172, p 5032

BM182006 April 2017, No 37, 2017-au1651

Bowmonk

Brake Check Model 801

25 May 2006, No 46, p 1232

Bowmonk

Brake Check Model 803

25 May 2006, No 46, p 1232

Bowmonk

Model MkIII Dynamometer

25 August 1960, No 54, p 1281

CEMB

DCA 3 Roller brake testing machine

10 June 1999, No 67, p 1549

DCA5-FN3

25 June 2009, No. 94, p 2117

Circuitlink

Brake Check

22 May 2003, No 53, p 1380

Brake-Testa Model BT1

25 May 1995, No 50, p 1282

Crypton

Crypton Bradbury E10 dynamic brake tester

16 March 1967, No 16, p 384

Crypton Models 630 and 660 Roller brake testing machine

26 October 1989, No 189, p 5299

Crypton 690A brake tester

14 August 2003, No 101, p 2689

Hammar

Dynometer 54

21 March 1968, No 15, p 474

Hartridge

MkII Brake tester

3 September 1970, No 53, p 1574

Hoffman Werkstatt

Brekon 131-3
Brekon 131-4 and 4S
Safeline Pro testing lanes that include one of the following:
Brekon 130-3
Brekon 130-4 and 4S
Safeline Truck testing lanes that include brake testing devices suitable for 10, 13, 16 or 18 t axle load at a test speed of 2.6, 2.8, 5.2, or 5.6 km/h

25 September 2001, No 135, p 3469

Brekon 141-3 and 141-4

9 November 2006, No. 132, p 3837

HPA

Models 2302, 2303, and 2313-MK Roller brake testing machine

22 March 1973, No 23, p 524

Model 5023 Roller brake testing machine

29 June 1995, No 64, p 1733

Model LX5004.138.009 Roller brake testing machine

21 March 1996, No 28, p 867

Hunter

B400 Plate Brake Tester

19 September 1991, No 140, p 2992

B404 Plate Brake Tester

22 August 1991, No 126, p 2727

Intertech

Model No HH650 EV

7 March 1996, No 23, p 735

JevolModel BT390020 April 2018, 2018-au1916
Model BT220020 April 2018, 2018-au1916
Model PBT390020 April 2018, 2018-au1916
Model PBT220020 April 2018, 2018-au1916
Model RRT-25002 June 2016, No 50
Model RRT-2500W2 June 2016, No 50
Model RRT-750021 August 2014, No 96, p2732
Model RRT-7500M27 November 2014, No 143
Model RRT-95005 February 2015, No 13

Kismet

Model Nos KBT 300, 301 and 302

22 March 1973, No 23, p 524

MAHA

MAHA PP2 Platform brake tester (digital and analogue)

6 October 1988, No 170, p 3973

MAHA Platform brake tester Model Junior-Check 2P

14 September 1995, No 99, p 3102

MAHA Platform brake tester MPP 2240

9 June 2011, No 81, p1909

MAHA Roller brake testing machine Model IW 2 Series

24 February 1994, No 16, p 914

MAHA Roller brake testing machine Model IW 4

21 March 1996, No 28, p 867

MAHA Roller brake tester Model IW 7 Mobile

15 June 2006, No 52, p 1430

MAHA Roller brake tester Model MBT 2100

17 December 2009, No 188, p4524

MBT 5250 and MBT 4250 Eurosystem (was Model IW 4)17 October 2013, No 143, p 3914
 MTL 525016 February 2017, No 2017-au642

Muller BEM

Billanmatic series 45200, 43300, 44800, 44700
Note the model number may also include B, 2V, B-2V Billanmatic series 7300, 7500, 7700, 8600, 10000

5 December 2000, No 164, p 4262

Nepean

Model Barbie 14104 Vehicle inspection trailer

11 June 1998, No 79, p 1760

Nissalco

Model IM2581 Roller brake tester

3 December 1981, No 145, p 3661

Model M2581 Super-Combi Tester

24 June 1999, No 75, p 1696

PlateTronic

Models Pitstop 2P, Pitstop 4P Platebrake tester

9 April 2009, No 48, p 1177

21 August 2014, No 96, p 2732

12 March 2015, No 24

Shenzhen Cosber Industrial Co Ltd

Model Cosber KZD-3 series of roller brake testing machines

25 September 2008, No 143, p 3901

SherpaBS Kompact 3.527 November 2014, No 143
PBT-24-475711 May 2017, No. 49, 2017-au2196

Simaret

Models Simaret BrakeSafe, Simaret 3000, Simaret F

12 November 1998, No 184, p 4350

Tapley

Tapley portable brake tester

7 March 1957, No 20, p 449

Tecalemit

Model No DE 5000 CU Roller brake testing machine

22 February 1996, No 15, p 508

Tiangle

Brake testing instruments Commercial Vehicle Model and Standard Model (Ref. DBT2)

5 May 1966, No 25, p 737

VamagRBT-C2 June 2016, No 50
RBT3500 C716 March 2017, No 29, 2017-au1231
RBT3500 XS16 March 2017, No 29, 2017-au1232

Vane

Vane Bowmonk dynometer

16 March 1967, No 16, p 384

Van Leeuwen Test Systems B.V.VLT 423 roller brake machine16 January 2014, No 4, p129

Vehicle Inspection Systems Pty Ltd

VIS-Check, VIS-TF-RL and VIS-VE-RL

4 March 2010, No 25, p 580

Vericom

Model VC2000 and VC2000PC brake testing computers

26 October 1995, No 122, p 3775

Model VC3000

27 March 2003, No 30, p 847

Vipac

Model VBT101 brake-tester

23 June 1994, No 62, p 2089, or
25 May 1995, No 50, p 1282

VTEQ S.L. (Spain)
(previously BCN)

VTEQ 3080

14 August 2003, No 101, p 2689

VTEQ 2080

17 February 2004, No 17, p 372

VTEQ 6000 (analogue)

VTEQ 7000 (digital)

9 November 2006, No. 132, p 3837

Weaver

WY-25, WY-30, WY-40S, WY-55, WY-60, WY-70S, WY-75 and WY-76

7 March 1957, No 20, p 449

5.6 Approved brake test equipment (CoF – light vehicles)

Note The vehicle inspector must use an approved brake tester when carrying out the brake test. Should the tester break down, or a vehicle cannot reasonably be tested with that tester, the vehicle must be tested with another approved brake tester (including a decelerometer listed in section 5.5) or undergo the brake stopping distance test.

Manufacturer

Models

Gazette notice details

AECS SST 10SST 1015 December 2016, No 118

Anzen

BS52FL Roller brake testing machine

26 October 1989, No 189, p 5299

Autoteknik

Portable truck brake testing machine Model No BM20200

30 January 1997, No 8, p 190

Model No BM8010 (with or without the facility to test the brakes on dedicated 4WD vehicles)

2 May 1996, No 41, p 1182

BMX200 Roller brake testing machine

12 November 1998, No 184, p 4350

BMX010 Turbo roller brake testing machine

14 January 1999, No 246, p 65

Model BM17200

10 August 2000, No 89, p 2184

Banzai

BBT51S Roller brake testing machine

26 August 1989, No 189, p 5299

BM Autoteknik

BM17200

1 August 2000, No 89, p 2184

BM7010

31 October 2000, No 150, p 3866

BM30200 (upgraded Crypton EB30)

5 December 2000, No 164, p 4262

BM63200 (upgraded Crypton 630)

12 March 2002, No 28, p 626

BM3010, BM9010, BM12200

5 April 2001, No 37, p 829

14200 series

17 April 2008, No 73, p 2055

BM4010

14 December 2006, No 172, p 5032

BM182006 April 2017, No 37, 2017-au1651

CEMB

DCA 3 Roller brake testing machine

10 June 1999, No 67, p 1549

DCA5-FN3

25 June 2009, No. 94, p 2117

Crypton

Crypton Bradbury E10 dynamic brake tester

16 March 1967, No 16, p 384

Crypton Models 630 and 660 Roller brake testing machine

26 October 1989, No 189, p 5299

Crypton 690A brake tester

14 August 2003, No 101, p 2689

Hammar

Dynometer 54

21 March 1968, No 15, p 474

Hartridge

MkII Brake tester

3 September 1970, No 53, p 1574

Hoffman Werkstatt

Brekon 131-3
Brekon 131-4 and 4S
Safeline Pro testing lanes that include one of the following:
Brekon 130-3
Brekon 130-4 and 4S
Safeline Truck testing lanes that include brake testing devices suitable for 10, 13, 16 or 18 t axle load at a test speed of 2.6, 2.8, 5.2, or 5.6 km/h

25 September 2001, No 135, p 3469

Brekon 141-3 and 141-4

9 November 2006, No. 132, p 3837

HPA

Models 2302, 2303, and 2313-MK Roller brake testing machine

22 March 1973, No 23, p 524

Model 5023 Roller brake testing machine

29 June 1995, No 64, p 1733

Model LX5004.138.009 Roller brake testing machine

21 March 1996, No 28, p 867

Hunter

B400 Plate Brake Tester

19 September 1991, No 140, p 2992

B404 Plate Brake Tester

22 August 1991, No 126, p 2727

Intertech

Model No HH650 EV

7 March 1996, No 23, p 735

JevolModel BT220020 April 2018, 2018-au1916
Model BT390020 April 2018, 2018-au1916
Model PBT220020 April 2018, 2018-au1916
Model PBT390020 April 2018, 2018-au1916
Model RRT-25002 June 2016, No 50
Model RRT-2500W2 June 2016, No 50
Model RRT-750021 August 2014, No 96, p2732
Model RRT-7500M 27 November 2014, No 143
Model RRT-95005 February 2015, No 13

Kismet

Model Nos KBT 300, 301 and 302

22 March 1973, No 23, p 524

MAHA

MAHA PP2 Platform brake tester (digital and analogue)

6 October 1988, No 170, p 3973

MAHA Platform brake tester Model Junior-Check 2P

14 September 1995, No 99, p 3102

MAHA Platform brake tester MPP 2240

9 June 2011, No 81, p1909

MAHA Roller brake testing machine Model IW 2 Series

24 February 1994, No 16, p 914

MAHA Roller brake testing machine Model IW 4

21 March 1996, No 28, p 867

MAHA Roller brake tester Model IW 7 Mobile

15 June 2006, No 52, p 1430

MAHA Roller brake tester Model MBT 2100

17 December 2009, No 188, p4524

MBT 5250 and MBT 4250 Eurosystem (was Model IW 4)17 October 2013, No 143, p 3914
MTL 525016 February 2017, No 2017-au642

Muller BEM

Billanmatic series 45200, 43300, 44800, 44700
Note the model number may also include B, 2V, B-2V Billanmatic series 7300, 7500, 7700, 8600, 10000

5 December 2000, No 164, p 4262

Nepean

Model Barbie 14104 Vehicle inspection trailer

11 June 1998, No 79, p 1760

Nissalco

Model IM2581 Roller brake tester

3 December 1981, No 145, p 3661

Model M2581 Super-Combi Tester

24 June 1999, No 75, p 1696

PlateTronic

Models Pitstop 2P, Pitstop 4P Platebrake tester

9 April 2009, No 48, p 1177

21 August 2014, No 96, p 2732

12 March 2015, No 24

Shenzhen Cosber Industrial Co Ltd

Model Cosber KZD-3 series of roller brake testing machines

25 September 2008, No 143, p 3901

SherpaBS Kompact 3.527 November 2014, No 143
PBT-24-475711 May 2017, No. 49, 2017-au2196

Tecalemit

Model No DE 5000 CU Roller brake testing machine

22 February 1996, No 15, p 508

VamagRBT-C2 June 2016, No 50
RBT3500 C716 March 2017, No 29, 2017-au1231
RBT3500 XS16 March 2017, No 29, 2017-au1232
Van Leeuwen Test Systems B.V.VLT 423 roller brake machine16 January 2014, No 4, p129

Vehicle Inspection Systems Pty Ltd

VIS-Check, VIS-TF-RL and VIS-VE-RL

4 March 2010, No 25, p 580

VTEQ S.L. (Spain)
(previously BCN)

VTEQ 3080

14 August 2003, No 101, p 2689

VTEQ 2080

17 February 2004, No 17, p 372

VTEQ 6000 (analogue)

VTEQ 7000 (digital)

9 November 2006, No. 132, p 3837

Weaver

WY-25, WY-30, WY-40S, WY-55, WY-60, WY-70S, WY-75 and WY-76

7 March 1957, No 20, p 449

5.7 Approved brake test equipment (CoF - heavy vehicles)

Note A decelerometer from the WoF list under 5.1.7 may be used only under special circumstances, such as the roller brake machine breaking down unexpectedly, or being presented with a vehicle that cannot be reasonably tested on the roller brake machine. Refer to Heavy vehicle brake testing protocol for detailed requirements.

An approved independently qualified persons list is available on the Transport Agency website.

Manufacturer

Models

Gazette notice details

AECS SST 45 20 April 2018, 2018-au1907

Autoteknik

Portable truck brake testing machine Model No BM 20200

30 January 1997, No 8, p 190

Model BM 17200

10 August 2000, No 89, p 2184

BM Autotecknik

BM17200

1 August 2000, No 89, p 2184

BM12200

5 April 2001, No 37, p 829

BM18200 6 April 2017, No 37, 2017-au1650

ESPI.ME

ESPI-VIS roller brake machine 16 January 2014, No 4, p128
Jevol Model RRT-7500 21 August 2014, No 96, p2732
Model RRT-7500M 27 November 2014, No 143
Model RRT-9500 5 February 2015, No 13
MAHA

MAHA Roller brake testing machine Model IW 4

21 March 1996, No 28, p 867

MAHA Roller brake tester Model IW 7 Mobile

15 June 2006, No 52, p 1430

MBT 5250 and MBT 4250 Eurosystem (was Model IW 4) 17 October 2013, No 143, p 3914

MBT 7250 EUROSYSTEM

29 May 2018, No 2018-au2604
MTL 5250 16 February 2017, No 2017-au642

Nepean

Model Barbie 14104 Vehicle inspection trailer

11 June 1998, No 79, p 1760

Simaret

Models Simaret BrakeSafe, Simaret 3000, Simaret F

12 November 1998, No 184, p 4350

Tiangle

Brake testing instrument Commercial Vehicle Model

5 May 1966, No 25, p 737

Vamag

RBT-C

2 June 2016, No 50

RBT/CMS FW

20 April 2018, No 2018-au2606

Van  Leeuwen Test Systems B.V.

VLT 14033 and VLT 140033 roller  brake machines

VLT 16033 and VLT 160033 roller brake machines
16  January 2014, No 4, p 129

Vehicle Inspection Systems Pty Ltd

VIS-Check, VIS-TF-RL and VIS-VE-RL

4 March 2010, No 25, p 580

Vericom

Model VC2000 and VC2000PC Brake testing computers

26 October 1995, No 122, p 3775

Model VC3000

27 March 2003, No 30, p 847

VTEQ S.L. (Spain)

VTEQ 7000 (digital)

November 2006, No 132, p3837

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