What is TruckSafe?
TruckSafe is a business and risk management system aimed at improving the safety and professionalism of trucking operators, based on a set of minimum standards a trucking business should meet to be a safe, responsible operation.
The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) is a process for recognising operators who have safety and other management systems in place. It is also increasingly being used to show compliance with general duty requirements under road transport law.
Heavy vehicle operators can apply for accreditation under the following NHVAS modules:
In WA, WAHVA is mandatory for individuals and organisations which require a permit or order to perform any transport task as part of a commercial business or for profit within Western Australia, including interstate operators.
WAHVA involves three mandatory modules Fatigue, Maintenance and Dimension and Loading, which transport operators are required to incorporate into their daily work practices. There is one optional module -The Mass Management Module - which is only required to be undertaken if an operator wishes to operate within the Accredited Mass Management Scheme (AMMS).
Please note: participation in WAHVA does not exempt transport operators from complying with other requirements of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012