As previously advised the commencement date for all audits to be completed to the 2019 Standards is 01 February 2020.
From this date onwards any audit that is completed must be done to the 2019 standards, even if the audit is already booked with an auditor. There will be no exceptions for this.
As you may be aware TruckSafe is currently modifying the 2019 Standards to ensure they are as user friendly as possible. These modifications are expected to be released shortly.
For those that have already moved, or are currently moving to the 2019 standards, the above-mentioned modifications do not affect the requirements.
The modified version will not alter the current requirements of the 2019 Standards.
Copies of the 2019 Standards, and accompanying resources to assist with moving to the new standards is available to download from the members area.
We are listening to our members – TruckSafe Standards to be modified
The new TruckSafe Standards will be modified to respond to feedback received directly from members.
Accordingly, the date for compulsory auditing against the new Standards has been deferred to 1 February 2020.
The new Standards, released in April 2019, were re-written to respond to changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law and align the Standards more closely with the master industry code of practice, giving all parties in the supply chain more confidence of compliance.
TruckSafe members using the new Standards have called for some practical simplifications that will ensure usability and ease the transition process for members to the new Standards. Our commitment to providing industry with a mechanism to achieve Master Code compliance will not change.
A revised version of the Standards will be piloted in early 2020.
Further announcements regarding the progress of this revision and release of the next version of the Standards will be communicated to TruckSafe members via a member alert and through our regular TruckSafe update.
For more information please contact us.
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. At the end of the day, complying with our TruckSafe Standards will mean you will 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 and management 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 February 2020 when their next regular audit becomes due.
Accredited members who wish to upgrade to the new standards before February 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.