RAWS Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme. Technical Requirements. Company Quality System Stage 1 audit Sample vehicle Stage 2 audit RAW inspection Plated vehicle. Steps to Approval. Before the RAW Inspection The RAW Inspection After the RAW Inspection. The Raw Inspection.
This is the Vehicle Inspection Certificate (VIC).
The VIC lists references (or titles) of completed documents held at the workshop.Before the RAW Inspection
Incoming Vehicle Inspection Report (IVIR).
Consumer Information Notice (CIN).
Completed Vehicle Report (CVR).
Evidence for each Australian Design Rule (ADR) applicable to the vehicle.
Sample Evidence (SVE) and
Each Vehicle (or Specific) Evidence (EVE).The Vehicle Inspection Certificate (VIC)
NOTE!! The vehicle variant identification information must be copied directly from the Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS) ruling. Use “drop down boxes” where provided and put all entries in capital letters.
The VIC Signatory signs that the vehicle meets all the RAW requirements as per the documents and other information listed on the VIC!
Check for damage.
Guidelines in the determination (Inspection and testing).
NOTE!! Additional check for past repairs (RAW approval condition on plating).The VIC - Incoming Vehicle Inspection Report (IVIR).
Replacement of wear and tear items.
Modification of vehicle for compliance.
Part numbers/markings where they can be confirmed on the vehicle.
NOTE!! See Regulation 58, following the instructions in Schedule 1.The VIC - Consumer Information Notice (CIN).
Different types available for different ADRs and different vehicle categories.
Sample evidence testing may be contracted out and must meet the determined procedures for inspecting and testing guidelines.The VIC - Sample Evidence (SVE)
E Mark - an approval mark on a component or system that has been tested to an accepted International standard.
Japanese Origin - evidence that the vehicle was registered in Japan (and so met the Japanese standards when new).
Other Specified - acceptable alternative test methods or calculations.The VIC - Sample Evidence (SVE)
Use VIC references that change when the underlying documents change eg R0001RevA, R0001RevB
Use VIC references that do not change when the underlying documents change but rely on a well developed (and on-site) document control system to identify which revision is current.
NOTE!! The bottom method may be difficult to show at audit, especially where using purchased evidence packages.SVE - Traceability (cont)
NOTE!! Ideally, markings or part numbers should be recorded. Where not marked, sufficiently detailed photographs should be taken.SVE - Traceability - Guidelines
Different requirements set for different ADRs and different vehicle categories.The VIC - Each Vehicle Evidence (EVE).
NOTE!! The VIC mistakenly calls the EVE “Specific” evidence in its heading.The VIC - Each Vehicle Evidence (EVE) (cont).
NOTE!! Each Vehicle Evidence (EVE) is usually done as part of the Completed Vehicle Report (CVR) checks.
LHD to RHD conversions must meet Vehicle Standards Bulletin No.4
Vehicle must meet State/Territory roadworthiness requirements.
Vehicle must meet the EVE wear and tear requirements.Determined Evidence Guidelines
Where - The RAWS (or RAWS applicant) workshop.
Who - Two RAWS inspectors and (usually) a State/Territory inspector.The RAW Inspection
Two day inspection of the vehicle, evidence documents, work instructions, test procedures test equipment.
ADR test for VIC signatory applicant - open book.
RAWS Competency test for VIC signatory applicant - closed book.
Fit and proper person checks - sighting originals of police checks.The RAW Inspection (cont)
Traceability of the sample and each vehicle evidence to the VIC.
Confirmation that evidence meets the determined evidence guidelines.
Confirmation that the evidence meets vehicle work instructions.
Acceptable sample evidence will be signed-off by the RAW inspector. Other types of evidence will not be signed-off.The RAW Inspection (cont)
Report will be explained and a copy provided to the RAW/applicant at the end of the inspection.
Any issues to be resolved will be raised as “Discussion Items” (DI’s).
DI’s will be loaded on to the RAWS website when the inspector returns to the office.
The mechanism to resolve DI’s is to be agreed between the RAW/applicant and the inspector.The RAW Inspection (cont)
Who - the inspectors in the first instance - but work may be transferred to other officers.After the RAW Inspection
Remember to also check for past repairs (RAW approval condition on plating).
When filling out the CIN, see Regulation 58, following the instructions in Schedule 1.
Each Vehicle Evidence (EVE) is usually done as part of the Completed Vehicle Report (CVR) checks.Things to consider
For SVE, markings or part numbers should be recorded. Where not marked, sufficiently detailed photographs should be taken (this particularly helps when evidence has been purchased)
The VIC template mistakenly calls the EVE “Specific” evidence in its heading.Things to consider (cont3)
The RAW/applicant should not feel obliged to provide lunch to the inspectors. However, a shared working lunch is acceptable practice.
RAWS inspectors use the VIR form (from the RAWS website) to inspect the vehicle. It is a good basis for developing your CVR.Things to consider (cont4)
Do not submit a new VIC electronically in to the RAW system until the inspector advises you to. Emailed/faxed copies can be sent beforehand to finalise any DI’s.
Copy the vehicle variant identification information from the Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS) ruling. Use “drop down boxes” and put all entries in capital letters.Things to consider (cont5)
When using full volume evidence there should be separate evidence addressing all the ADR requirements. A filled out SE form is a summary of the evidence held and so is not full volume evidence in its own right.
all SVE tests must be done in accordance with the ADRs and the Test Facility Inspection (TFI) Manual.Things to consider (cont11)