Whilst working with our Homologation and Engineering department, our Sales team will assist you in choosing the most appropriate technical approval route for your vehicle. When we produce our vehicles we generally offer 3 main safety testing options; we can produce them to IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval), NSSTA (National Small Series Type Approval, or ECWVTA (European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.)
IVA Vehicle Testing
We work closely with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (VOSA/ DVSA). This ensures that our UK builds are complaint with all the relevant legislation and regulations which make up the IVA standards. The IVA builds are then produced and we work with the test station to provide homologation, compliance evidence and technical support to assist them where required. During the VOSA test, the vehicles have the general construction (over and above the manufacturer’s production) visually checked and then tested. This involves, checking all parts conform to the standards required – for example the Polycarb screens, the rear view mirrors, the air conditioning, the seats and tracking and brakes, weight etc.
NSS Type Approval Route
The NSSTA allows limited numbers of vehicles to be registered in the UK only. Although most of the testing is to the same rigorous standard as ECWVTA the specification can be tailored to suit UK operations. In the same way as our ECWV Type Approved Vehicles we can then produce vehicles to the same specifications and issue our own “Certificates Of Conformity” after auditing for “Conformity Of Production”.
ECWVTA Vehicle Testing
The ECWVTA production is completed by having our vehicle rigorously tested. This includes the pull and HyGe testing, EMC tests on our bespoke electrical systems and ensuring that all the other parts we add comply with the required standards throughout Europe. We can then produce vehicles to the same specifications and issue our own “Certificates Of Conformity” after auditing for “Conformity Of Production”.
Certificate of European Normality
The CEN standard, or BS EN 1789:2000 - Medical Vehicles and their Equipment - Road Ambulances. When it comes to BS EN 1789:2000 , we comply as requested and ensure, where relevant, that our additions to the vehicle uphold the standards.