Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012

Chapter 2

CVR test operators and CVR testers

CVR test operators.

9.— (1) The Minister may, on application to him or her, authorise persons (“CVR test operators”) to operate specified CVR testing centres, carry out, or cause to be carried out, CVR tests and issue pass statements in respect of CVR vehicles.

(2) An authorisation under subsection (1) shall be in a form prescribed by the Minister and may include conditions relating to all or any of the following:

(a) the categories of vehicles that may be tested;

(b) the tests that may be carried out;

(c) requirements relating to the specified CVR testing centre;

(d) requirements relating to testers;

(e) requirements relating to the towing and storage of vehicles to be tested;

(f) requirements relating to the use of the specified CVR testing centre by authorised officers and CVR inspectors for inspection and enforcement purposes;

(g) requirements relating to the installation and use of the information system established under section 28 and in particular the simultaneous transfer of test data and information generated by test equipment by means of that system;

(h) the display of the CVR test operator’s authorisation at the specified CVR testing centre;

(i) the notice to be given to the Authority prior to commencement of vehicle testing;

(j) the information to be furnished to the Authority in relation to testing;

(k) any transfer of the authorisation, including a prohibition on transferring the authorisation;

(l) the reimbursement of the administrative costs of—

(i) repeated inspections under section 25 ,

(ii) reconnecting the information system established under section 28 following the termination, or expiry, of a suspension of the authorisation.

(3) It is a condition of any authorisation issued under this section that the CVR test operator comply with this Part (including any regulations under this Part and any guidelines).

(4) A CVR test operator who fails to display his or her authorisation in accordance with regulations made under this section commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class B fine.