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5 Inspection premises and equipment

5.1 Premises and equipment specifications

1. The repair certifier must carry out inspection and certification of repairs in an inspection area that:

a) enables a safe and thorough inspection

b) is situated within a building that has a roof, sides and door made of permanent building materials, and

i. is of sufficient dimensions, including doorway and access-way, to enable the efficient and thorough inspection of any vehicle

ii. is on ground that is constructed of a material that will remain firm in all weather conditions

iii. is on ground that is even and level (the ground will be considered level when it can be demonstrated that a vehicle will remain stationary with all brakes released)

iv. is sufficiently clear of structural and equipment intrusions (other than those necessary for the inspection and repair process) to enable the efficient and thorough inspection of any vehicle being certified

v. is provided with sufficient lighting to enable good visibility of the vehicle being certified and the equipment used in the inspection process.

2. The inspection area must provide the following equipment for the repair certifier (or delegate) to use as required:

a) an inspection hoist that enables the efficient and thorough close visual inspection of the complete vehicle underbody

b) an industrial-quality, hand-held inspection lamp

c) a hand tool selection

d) a trammel bar

e) currently calibrated four-wheel alignment measuring equipment and data sheets

f) currently calibrated three-dimensional chassis measuring equipment and data sheets

g) an endoscope capable of showing a clear picture in colour (effective from 1 January 2014)

h) for motorcycle equipment see Technical bulletin 8: Repairer categories, capabilities and requirements.

5.2 Compliance with statutory requirements

It is the repair certifier’s responsibility to ensure that the premises and equipment comply, as they apply to the repair certifier or their business, with:

  • occupational safety and health requirements
  • any other relevant acts, regulations and local bylaws.

Page amended 1 April 2021 (see amendment details).