Manufacturers of Road Trailers have till 1st July 2022 to Meet New Standard. 

Important Industry News from Composite Structures Australia Engineering Gold Coast.

Come 1st of July 2022, trailers manufacturers and importers will not be able to register their trailers under the current system.

The Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) is the biggest legislative change the Australian low ATM road trailer industry has seen in over 30 years. For Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers and Importers in Australia, the RVSA is set to completely transform the industry as we know it.

Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) 2018 to replace Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

The RVSA better reflects the significant changes improvements in vehicle technologies over the last few decades. Under the new system even trailer importers will be considered as manufactures and required to show full compliance and conformity for their product.

The RVSA improves the safety and compliance of road trailers being manufactured or imported with greater enforcement powers to assist in stamping out non-compliant and more importantly, unsafe trailers making it onto Australian roads.

It’s up to the importer or the manufacture to show full compliance of their products and ensure safety for road use. Contact Composite Structures Australia Engineering to make sure you are ready come 1st of July 2022.

Key Changes

  • Trailer importers have same liability requirement as Australian manufacturers.
  • All registrable trailers need to hold prior government approvals.
  • Trailers can no longer be self-certified beginning 1 July 2022.
  • All trailers to be entered into the Register of Approved Vehicles (RAV).
  • All trailers must obtain vehicle type approval by 1 July 2022.

What do you need to do?

You can immediately engage a Trailer Engineer like CSA Engineering to guide you through the process and work out a scope of work your company requires to be complaint under the RVSA, Road Vehicle Standards Act.

At the very minimal you need the following items completed before you can submit an application for the vehicle type approval;

  • Engineering certification for your trailer done by a Certified Engineer like CSA Engineering who are certified by of from RPEQ Professional Engineers of Queensland.
  • Engineering drawings for your trailer showing ownership of the product.
  • Establish a Quality Management System to show production complies with certified trailer.

CSA Engineering Gold Coast provide free consultation and site visits in South Eastern Queensland.

Contact Noel Singh0452 292 355
(Engineering Fellow with Engineers Australia), RPEQ

Composite Structures Australia Engineering Gold Coast Queensland

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