Finding a Certifier with the Certification Category You Need

Heavy Vehicle Certification Categories

There are different certification categories and each individual certifying engineer must pass examination in the category or categories he/she chooses before being authorised to certify heavy vehicles for that particular type of work. See below for a list of heavy vehicle certification categories and the work involved in each. When you know the certification category related to the component and/or task you need, you can visit the Waka Kotahi (NZTA) website here for a comprehensive list of Heavy Vehicle Specialist Certifiers  (HVSC) authorised to conduct this work.

 

CERTIFICATION CATEGORY     COMPONENTS COVERED
HVEC     CHASSIS AND BODY MODIFICATIONS AND REPAIRS:
Chassis and Wheelbase Extensions/Shortening etc.
Chassis and Suspension Modifications
Chassis Rust Repairs
Design of New Chassis and Ratings
Mounting of Cranes and Other Equipment
Seat and Seatbelt Anchorages
PSV Rollover Strength and Stability
HVEA     LOAD ANCHORAGES:
Chain Hooks
Rope Rails
Twist Locks/Chain Plates etc.
HVEL     LOG BOLSTER ATTACHMENTS:
Logging Bolster Attachments, Modifications and Repairs
HVET     TOWING CONNECTIONS:
Drawbars
Drawbeams
Towbars
5th Wheel Assemblies (Tractors)
Kingpin Assembly (Semi-Trailer)
HVEK     BRAKE RULE CERTIFICATION:
Heavy Vehicle Brake System Design and Modifications
HVS1     STATIC ROLL THRESHOLD (SRT1):
Vehicle Stability – Basic Vehicle Arrangements/Shapes
(Flat Decks, Stock Crates, Tankers, Bath Tubs – with generic suspensions)
HVS2     STATIC ROLL THRESHOLD (SRT2):
Vehicle Stability – Complex Vehicle Arrangements/Shapes
(Transporters, Grain Trailers etc., … or with specifically defined suspensions)
Overweight Permits for Import/Export Containers
HVS3     STATIC ROLL THRESHOLD (SRT3):
Vehicle Stability – Practical Test of Performance using an authorised tiltbed or computer simulation
HVP1     SWEPT PATH 1:
Swept Path Certification provides exemptions from: travel time restrictions requirement to be escorted by a Class 2 Pilot Vehicle requirement to be escorted by a Class 1 Pilot Vehicle
HVP2     SWEPT PATH 2:
Dynamic Vehicle Performance (PBS) analysis for proposed High Productivity Vehicles, either new proforma or bespoke designs

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