The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) is an executive agency of the United Kingdom Department for Transport, and is the UKs Type Approval authority, and a leading certification body.
VCA have been supporting the automotive industry since the early 1970s, with offices in the UK, North America, Japan (Asia Pacific), Korea, China, Italy, Malaysia, India and Australia.
The services that VCA provide include Type Approval testing and certification for all road-going vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, agricultural vehicles, buses and coaches, ambulances, fire engines and motor caravans, and replacement part systems and components.
18 September 2007
“This letter has reference to the emergency exit device that is supplied by your company. After due consideration and technical discussions with national and international counterparts the Regulatory Division would like to take the opportunity to confirm the following – The SABS Regulatory Division would deem the device that is supplied by your company and fitted to a window for the purpose of compliance to UN ECE R107 emergency exit requirements acceptable during vehicle homologation and Taxi Recapitalisation Programme certification.”
Mr T Blom Senior Manager Regulatory Division SABS
National Regulator of Compulsory Specification - 03 August 2015
Mandate: - In order to homologate a vehicle a sample must be supplied for evaluation, supported by a large body of documented evidence provided by the original manufacturer, including inspection and test reports compiled by recognised laboratories or inspection authorities. The evidence must cover the characteristics of the complete vehicle, as well as all components referred to in the applicable standards and codes of practice.
Confirmation email from the NRCS: - “I have spoken to the manager of category M vehicles and he assures me that you Safe-T-Punch device is acceptable to them as proof of compliance for vehicles homologation.”
Mr S Morgan NRCS