Vehicle Type Approval is the confirmation that production samples of a design will meet specified performance standards. Traditionally, there are two systems of Type Approval in Europe. The first one bases on the EC Directives and regulates the approval of whole vehicles, vehicle systems, and separate components. The second one is part of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe regulations (UNECE) and also regulates the approval of whole vehicles, vehicle systems, and separate components. Recent changes to the requirements have seen the General Safety Regulation (GSR) EC661/2009 amending Directive 2007/46/EC by substituting the equivalent UNECE Regulations in place of the EC Directives. In effect the Directives are being replaced by UNECE Regulations. This now makes compliance with the UNECE Regulations for Type Approval submissions compulsory from 1 November 2012 and compulsory for all vehicles entering to service from 1 November 2014.
What does this mean for our customers?
In essence, having vehicles with Type Approval ensures that our conversions meet all the latest European Directives for quality, safety and are built to the same standard as the base vehicle manufacturer.
Not only is this a guarantee of quality, it also allows the registration process to be streamlined, with vehicles being registered with the correct category immediately, with no further testing required.
Each vehicle is supplied with a 'Certificate of Conformity'.
Which vehicle types can we supply with European Whole Vehicle Type Approval?
Renault Trucks Master
European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval?
After sales and warranty.
Every vehicle supplied by Code Blue Specialist Vehicles comes with an industry leading 36 month warranty on all conversion parts and labour.
We carry an extensive stock of spare parts for all our conversions and will respond to any issues immediately.
We provide technical assistance over the phone (7 days a week) and will attend any reported faults as soon as possible.
We believe that preventative maintenance is key. Therefore, we carry out a 'Specialist Vehicle Health Check' on all vehicles supplied. Every 8 weeks, for a period of 12 months from delivery, we will undertake a comprehensive service check. This inspection covers all the technical aspects of your vehicle conversion. A full report is made available highlighting any remedial action required.
Code Blue Specialist Vehicles offer a wide range of bespoke vehicle conversions to various organisations in the UK and overseas. Our experience includes Medical, Military, Clinic, Secure Transport, Prisoner Transport, and command and control Vehicles.
Code Blue SV was formed in 2015, when it's founder, Chris Manfield, realised there was a gap in the market for High Quality Emergency Vehicles and Patient handling equipment, at affordable prices. After many years in the industry, it became apparent to Chris, that no two customers had the same requirements, and it was time that all Private Ambulance companies had the option to purchase bespoke, one of a kind vehicles as single unit orders, instead of this option being only available to customers with large vehicle fleets, and even larger budgets!
It was also apparent that after-sales and warranty arrangements were sadly lacking in the industry. We have introduced a standard 3 year warranty on all our products, more in keeping with the base vehicle manufacturers warranties and thereby lowering the whole life cost of our customers vehicle purchases.
As an Ex-Military engineer, Chris was also adamant that the ethos instilled during his military service was at the forefront of how Code Blue SV operate. We will always act in a transparent, open manner, do what we promise, and provide the maximum amount of support to our customers.