Precision Inspection Introduction
- Since the Road Transportation Vehicles Act was implemented in August 1969, the need for precise inspections has necessitated an improvement of the measuring devices for inspections, repairs, and for testing purposes. Currently the inspection process is divided into inspections for the precision of machines and devices according to the Vehicle Maintenance Act, and inspections for the calibration of environment measuring devices under the Act on Environmental Technology Development and Support on the date of first installment or purchase and every year thereafter.
Currently, TS operates eight teams from six branches throughout the nation; each team is equipped with technicians, and measuring and inspection equipment to conduct inspection tours by sectors.
- History of Inspection
- - 1969. 8: Inspection under the Road Transportation Vehicles Act
- - 1980. 1: Separated into the Road Transportation Vehicles Act and the Environmental Preservation Act
- - 1986. 12: Modified the relevant acts on safety measuring devices as a result of the enforcement of the Vehicle Maintenance Act
- - 1997. 9: Modified the relevant acts on environment measuring devices and disused the first precision inspection system for environment measuring devices due to the enforcement of the Environmental Technology Development and Support Act
- - 1999. 4: Commissioned and authorized to conduct inspections of machine and device precision by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation
Automatic Parking Inspection
- Since 1988, parking lots have been mechanized since it was becoming more difficult to secure sites for parking lots and concerns over space use were intensified. As a result, a certain set of legal regulations was needed to respond to the increasing demand for an automatic parking system.
Therefore, the approval system for the installation of automatic parking systems, which required the applicant to meet the requirements set forth by the Minister of Transportation and Construction to receive approval to build an automatic parking system, was introduced, and TS began to conduct safety inspections for these systems on September 5, 1993.
The automatic parking system inspections began on June 30, 1996; TS started to conduct usage inspections on April 28, 1997 when an automatic parking system was first installed. Since March 2, 1998 we have conducted regular inspections to check whether a parking lot keeps its own original functions and safety as well as the maintenance of its own functions. Currently, the automatic parking system inspection is conducted by TS, KESI (Korea Elevator Safety Institute), and KPFA (Korea Parking Facility Association), but the Drawing Safety Inspection is carried out solely by TS.
- Inspection History
- - '92. 9. 5 Introduced the safety approval system since the results of the audit conducted by the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea found the functional performance of most of the machine parking facilities to be poor and unsatisfactory.
- - '93. 9. 5 Conducted a safety test and a confirmation inspection.
- - '97. 4. 22 Assigned as an inspection agency specializing in usage inspection by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation
- - '97. 4. 28 Conducted usage inspections
- - '98. 2. 5 Selected as an inspection agency specializing in usage inspection by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation
- - '98. 3. 2 Conducted regular inspections
- Since the enactment and declaration of the Cableway and Track Business Act in 1977 and the enactment of its Enforcement Ordinance and Enforcement Rule in 1978, cableway inspections have been conducted by railroad public service personnel or university professors under the supervision of the applicable mayor or governor. After the 1981 collapse of the suspension bridge in Jeju, however the Ministry of Transportation issued an administrative order stating that a joint safety inspection of cableway facilities more than 10 years old should be conducted by university professors and TS, and that TS should be ready to accept requests for inspections to begin the inspection of all cableway facilities, as a professional research agency in 1983.
With the rapid increase of the demand for leisure, and consequently for cableway facilities at ski resorts, however, the existing classification techniques and inspection standards and methods—which were based on the Japanese regulations—were no longer acceptable. Therefore, the relevant regulations were modified in 1994, and the proxy inspection was replaced with the inspection on consignment in 1999, which laid down the foundation for today's inspection system.
- - '78. 9.15 Enacted the Enforcement Rule for the Cableway and Track Business Act. Inspected by railroad public service personnel and university professors appointed by the applicable mayor or governor.
- - '81. 12. 26 Received an order to be prepared to accept requests for cableway inspection after the collapse of the suspension bridge in Jeju.
- - '83. 2. 7 Started to receive administrative orders to conduct cableway safety inspections from the applicable mayors orgovernors.
- - '94. 3. 8 Appointed as an agent of cableway inspection.
- - '99. 8. 9 Replaced the proxy inspection with the inspection on consignment.