NHVR’s new technical forum to focus on safety


New group to deliver key items outlined in NHVR’s five-year agenda

NHVR’s new technical forum to focus on safety
CEO Sal Petroccitto says NHVR will work with the industry to achieve a number of joint safety initiatives.

 

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will set up a technical working group to oversee its safety initiatives, CEO Sal Petroccitto announced during the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) meeting in Perth today.

Petroccitto says the group will help the regulator deliver the strategies outlined in its recently-released five-year action plan, Setting the Agenda – Strategy for a Safer, Productive and more Complaint Heavy Vehicle Industry.

"Technology plays a vital role in vehicle safety and advances in safety systems need to be managed at the operational as well as regulatory level," Petroccitto says.

"This group will assist the NHVR accelerate deployment of safety technologies and systems quickly and effectively.

"We are positioning ourselves to be at the forefront of providing technical guidance to industry."

The group will consist of technical experts from across Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.

"We will be working with industry to develop partnerships that will achieve a number of joint safety initiatives.

"This includes an increase in industry capability through the delivery of consistent and quality safety management systems, performance standards and effective risk management processes.

"The strategies also seek to engage with manufacturers to support and encourage voluntary uptake of safety technology before a potential regulatory response.

"We’ll be forming the Technical Working Group soon with significant input from associations like HVIA, Australian Trucking Association and other subject matter experts."

For more information, visit the NHVR website.

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