New NHVAS-approved auditors in action from Friday


NHVR has approved 90 auditors under the revised registration criteria

New NHVAS-approved auditors in action from Friday
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says all auditors are now approved under the enhanced registration criteria.

 

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is hopeful its revised registration criteria for auditors will standardise the way audits are conducted and improve their quality.

As many as 90 auditors, approved under the amended National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) auditing requirements, will begin work from tomorrow, NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says.

"The operation of safe, productive and innovative heavy vehicle industry is important for all road users," Petroccitto says.

"All our auditors are now approved under the enhanced registration criteria in the NHVAS business rules and standards that will standardise the way audits are conducted and strengthen the quality of audits and auditors.

"The new criteria include requirements to hold technical competencies for heavy vehicles, which may include mechanical qualifications or successfully completing training recognised by the NHVR.

NHVR organised special ‘auditors technical competency’ course sessions in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane to help auditors meet the new requirements.

The course provided knowledge to the auditors in relation to the critical safety components on a heavy vehicle and ensured an appropriate level of checks and balances are undertaken during the audit process, particularly for maintenance management, the NHVR states.

A total of 107 candidates successfully completed the course.

In December last year, the NHVR released a revised NHVAS audit framework that included an Auditor Code of Conduct and updated matrices.

The NHVR states that the scheme has received positive feedback from the industry.

The NHVAS administers up to 95,000 vehicles under the maintenance management module and up to 33,000 vehicles under its mass management module – an increase in number since last year.

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