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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 allowed 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. Conduct a Certifier Search to find an HVE certifier in your region with the certification category related to the component and/or task you need.

CERTIFICATION CATEGORY

COMPONENTS COVERED

HVEC CHASSIS MODIFICATIONS AND REPAIRS:
Chassis Extensions/Shortening etc.
Chassis and Suspension Modifications
Chassis Rust Repairs
Design of New Chassis and Ratings
Mounting of Cranes and other Equipment
Seat Belt Anchorages
PSV Rollover Strength and Stability
Steering Conversions
Modifications and Repairs to Drivetrains and Axles
Engine Transmission
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 pro-forma or bespoke designs

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