The NHVR revised Business Rules and Standards — under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) — took effect on Monday 22 February.
The new Rules and Standards will allow the NHVAS to align more closely to Safety Management Systems and help members meet their requirements under Chain of Responsibility laws.
The changes include a reduction in the duplication between the Advanced Fatigue Management and Basic Fatigue Management modules to allow both to operate under a single set of seven standards.
Other safety-related improvements include a requirement to notify the NHVR of any significant or major safety incidents involving a NHVAS-nominated vehicle or driver operating under a fatigue module, a requirement to keep a register for infringement and defective vehicle notices related to the scheme, and revised requirements for loading and weighing.
The revised Business Rules and Standards, fact sheets and videos are available at www.nhvr.gov.au/nhvas-business-rules.
(Excerpt from NHVR)