Guidance

Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection manual: trailers

How trailers are inspected when they're being approved under the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) scheme to make sure they're safe to be used.

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Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection manual: trailers (O1, O2, O3 and O4)

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Details

You can use the IVA scheme if you’re making or importing a single trailer or a very small number of trailers

These vehicles are classed as categories O1, O2, O3 and O4 in the EU vehicle categories.

The manual sets out how Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency examiners will inspect vehicles to make sure they meet the necessary standards.

You can use the manual to find out more about the detailed requirements and processes.

Published 30 April 2012
Last updated 1 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. An updated version of the manual has been published.
  2. Added the final version of the IVA inspection manuals for trailers that applies from 10 April 2018 - it clarifies technical standards and adopts best practice.
  3. Added a draft version of the IVA inspection manuals for trailers that will apply from 10 April 2018 - it clarifies technical standards and adopts best practice.
  4. Update to IVA inspection manual
  5. A concession for Lateral protection systems on Centre Axle Trailers, has been added to the Time Bound Concessions part of the Version Control section.
  6. Latest version of the manual reflects changes in processes.
  7. A draft copy of the new version of the manual is a now available to view.
  8. First published.