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Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for light trailers: help to get a pass

How to avoid the top 10 reasons light trailers don't pass the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.

Detail

This guide tells you how to avoid the top 10 reasons that light trailers and other vehicles in the O1/2 inspection category fail the IVA inspection.

Full compliance with this guide doesn’t guarantee a pass. You’ll need to view the IVA Inspection manual for the full requirements and testing procedures needed to get your trailer passed.

You must apply for vehicle approval if you’ve:

  • built a trailer
  • imported a trailer

Vehicles in the O1/2 category are defined as trailers designed and constructed for the carriage of goods, and weigh 3.5 tonnes or less.