A local manufacturer IO provides the infrastructure to allow a local manufacturer vehicle inspector (VI) to certify vehicle components from manufacture through to installation. An IO or VI obtains the design and a S.O.D.C from an engineer IO/VI or, where allowed, uses standards or pre-approved designs. The IO is responsible for the inspection/certification outcome and must at all times provide and maintain sufficient equipment and systems to support the tasks undertaken by VI in their employ. Both the IO and VI must have the appropriate categories for the work they intend to certify
A local manufacturer (VI), trained and assessed by the NZTTMF and once appointed by the Transport Agency may certify the manufacture and installation of components using an S.O.D.C or, where appropriate, standards or pre-approved designs for the aspects that they hold the appropriate categories for. A local manufacturer vehicle inspector (VI) may only sign the LT400 if they are in the employ of a local manufacturer inspecting organisation (IO) and they both hold the categories that are appropriate to the task.
Local manufacturer inspecting organisations (IO) are assessed for each category of certification they wish to undertake to ensure they can support those certifications being undertaken. Local manufacturer vehicle inspectors (VI) are assessed for each category of certification they wish to undertake to ensure they have the appropriate technical skills and statutory knowledge to undertake the certifications planned.
The Assessment Course is provided by the TTMF and is held 2-3 times per year depending on demand. There are four units assessed: Load Anchorage, Towing, Chassis and Welding.
The course is over 4 days and an exam for each module is held at the end of it's session. If the delegate passes the course, NZTA is notified and they will complete a site assessment on the company.
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