The 2019 TruckSafe Standards are now available for members to download in the members area.
TruckSafe has released the new standards to align more closely with the Master Code. So at the end of the day, complying with our TruckSafe Standards will mean you will automatically comply with the Master Code and the CoR updates, providing your business with a strong ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ defence.
Remember that one of the biggest advantages for being a member of TruckSafe is that our members are externally audited by a third party. Member audits can be used as evidence demonstrating compliance with the TruckSafe Standards which, in turn, provides a strong defence with respect to CoR (within the Heavy Vehicle National Law) and the Master Code in the future!
The new standards are centred around the concept of risk assessment using the AS/NZS ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines standard in the four core areas under CoR in the HVNL.
All new members who apply after 05 April 2019 will be audited to the new standards. For those that have already applied or are already accredited, they will be audited to the new standards from 01 October 2019 when their next regular audit becomes due. Accredited members who wish to upgrade to the new standards before October may do so voluntarily if their regular audit is due before then, or may elect to have a bridging audit at any time before their regular audit is due if they wish – please contact us for more information.
The TruckSafe Business Rules and Code of Conduct has also been updated. There have been some important changes with all members being urged to read the updated rules to ensure continued compliance.
Updated documentation is also being added to the members area to assist with meeting the requirements of the new standards. This includes the TruckSafe Gap Analysis Tool which will help those already accredited update their systems to meet the new standards.
For more information on the new TruckSafe standards and the updated Business Rules and Code of Conduct please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.