Vehicles well maintained,
inspections, greater road safety
It aims to help operators to manage their business more efficiently. This is partly because there are clear procedures for ensuring vehicles are well maintained, and partly because there will be reduced down time associated with breakdowns and annual inspections. It should also lead to greater road safety.
Operators accredited in the Maintenance Management module are provided an exemption of the requirement to have vehicles inspected annually for the purposes of registration.
Maintenance Management benefits
These can include:
- improvements in productivity and efficiency
- improved skills and accountability of drivers and mechanics
- reduced vehicle down time
- greater confidence in the condition of the firm’s vehicles
- increased vehicle life and lower maintenance costs
- improved driver morale
- better relationships with enforcement agencies
- reduced impact of enforcement
- improved safety
To the community
Meet the safety standards
If you are an accredited operator you must ensure your vehicles are well maintained so they meet all relevant safety standards.
You need to keep a record of the maintenance and servicing work done to each vehicle so you can prove the vehicle is safe at all times.
You need to ensure all accredited vehicles comply with the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 1999 and the relevant Australian Design Rules (ADRs).
These contain mandatory requirements for the safe design, construction and maintenance of heavy vehicles.
Be accountable for your own vehicles
It is up to you to decide how you are going to maintain your vehicles and prove adherence to the standards.
The important thing is that you write down the method you use and explain how it works. This will be your Maintenance Management System.
To stay accredited, you need to have documents that prove your method works and your vehicles are well maintained. In part, this means keeping records of all maintenance schedules and repairs. You must also be able to prove you always follow your written procedures.
How we can help
here at JMH
JMH Training & Compliance has the experience to guide you through the implementation and accreditation process of all NHVAS Schemes.
JMH will provide
- a comprehensive Policy & Procedures Manual,
- induction training for all persons that will operate under or administer the documentation and Internal Review process and
- assist with the smooth transition into the Accreditation Scheme/s.
In addition to this we will provide on-going support for the accreditation administration staff when required to conduct Internal Reviews or Quarterly Compliance Review process.