NHVR defines NHVAS auditor requirements

Industry body says unnecessary courses are being pushed by people looking to ‘cash in’

NHVR defines NHVAS auditor requirements
NHVR clarifies auditor miscommunication.


Miscommunication surrounding the requirements to become a National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) approved auditor has forced the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to clarify previous reports.

The issue surrounds "incorrect information being sent to auditors to promote paying for qualifications and courses that are not necessary," the NHVR says.

The "only requirements applicable to becoming an auditor" are set out in the NHVAS Business Rules and Standards (Section 14), NHVR executive director productivity and safety Geoff Casey says, "and any material suggesting otherwise is incorrect."

Casey says some organisations are looking to ‘cash in’ on courses that are not necessary, and hopes they will not impact the feedback he has received from the NHVR courses in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.

Changes were made to the guidelines earlier this year, the industry body says, however these have "standardised the way audits were conducted - strengthening the quality of auditors and audits."

The NHVR says a NHVAS Auditor Registration Information sheet, that details the process to becoming an auditor, can be found here.



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