ZAMBIA – ROADWORTHINESS INSPECTION (RWI)

Roadworthiness Inspection (RWI) in compliance with Zambian Standards ZS560 by Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS)

ATJ conducts Roadworthiness Inspections (RWI) for accredited inspection companies in Japan, Singapore, U.A.E., United Kingdom, South Africa and United States of America in compliance with both the Zambian Standards ZS560.

There are conformity assessment procedures shall be used to verify that all used motor vehicles (including motorbikes, cars, vans, buses and trucks of all sizes) exported to Zambia are in compliance with ZS560:2004 before shipment from the supply country. ATJ adheres to the following critical parameters in the standard.

  • Road Worthiness shall be determined by the compliance of requirements specified in the standard.
  • The vehicle should be free of CFC (R12) gas.


The inspection criteria includes; Mechanical inspection criteria includes;
a.Visual inspection a.Speed Meter check
b.Engine check b.Brake check
c.Braking systems and components check c.Headlight check
d.Steering wheel check d.Side Slip check
e.Suspension and underside check e.Exhaust/Smoke check
f.Exhaust system check f.Drive and idle test
g.Doors check g.Radioactive contamination inspection
h.Interior check *only Japan, U.A.E, Singapore and South Africa
i.Wheel hubs/stub axles/tires check
j.Instrumentation check
k.Electrical wiring and equipment check
l.Lightning system check
m.Obligatory reflectors check
n.Mirrors and wipers check
o.Windscreen glass check
p.Accessory check