With COVID-19 continuing to affect parts of Australia, TruckSafe has implemented the following arrangements for audits that are becoming due.
TruckSafe is offering remote auditing only to operators who meet the following criteria:
- The operator is located in a government declared hotspot or the TruckSafe appointed auditor is unable to attend on-site due to them being affected by Covid (for example border closures/hotspots), and
- The operator is already accredited to the 2019 Standards with minimal non-conformances in their previous report, and
- The operator is able to supply the auditor with the required documentation and records in an online environment to be able to successfully conduct a TruckSafe audit.
TruckSafe is also offering a grace period for operators that are in a government declared hotspot but do not meet the other criteria for a remote audit.
Use the flowchart below to determine eligibility:
Eligible operators MUST use the button below to submit a request for consideration of a remote audit or grace period – it is not granted automatically. TruckSafe will advise the outcome of any request received. If the situation for an operator has not changed by the end of a given grace period, the operator must submit another request for a further grace period.
For those who have been granted a grace period, your accreditation anniversary date will not change. For example, if your 2-yearly accreditation expires on 01 September 2021, your next accreditation expiry date would be 01 September 2023 (unless TIAC determines an earlier date). This will ensure that your TruckSafe accreditation will continue to be aligned with future NHVAS audits.