National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) is an alternative compliance scheme to provide transport operators with a voluntary means of demonstrating compliance with aspects of road transport law and in return, accredited operators are subjected to less conventional enforcement.
Accreditation has evolved as a formal process for recognising operators who have good safety and other management systems in place.
It is also increasingly being used to show compliance with the chain of responsibility and duty of care requirements.
To become accredited under NHVAS, operators must be able to provide documentary and auditable evidence that they are complying with the standards. Accredited operators need to:
When an operator has developed an assurance system it must be subjected to a System Accreditation Audit.
If the result is successful, the operator is accredited, and the vehicles and drivers are identified to show this.
Subsequently, Compliance Audits are required before accreditation is renewed.
At present, there are four modules for which accreditation can be granted:
JMH Training & Compliance has the experience to guide you through the implementation and accreditation process of all NHVAS Schemes.
JMH will provide
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.
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