What is Maintenance Management?
Maintenance Management accreditation is a scheme under NHVAS (National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme) Maintenance Management Accreditation Guide (PDF, 987KB) By demonstrating strict adherence to service and fault repair schedules assists the operator in meeting compliance under Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (PDF, 748KB)
In some states (NSW & QLD) it also mitigates operators from having to conduct annual pit inspections on accredited units. This will not only free up pit inspection fees but also keep vehicles on the road reducing down time during registration period. The Scheme is governed and monitored by the NHVR (National Heavy Vehicle Regulator) and by local jurisdiction and enforcement.
What is needed to get going?
1) The operator must have a system in place including Policies and Procedures document that complies with Maintenance Management Accreditation Guide (PDF, 987KB). The operator must also maintain records of driver’s activities with an auditable paper or electronic trail to be able to demonstrate compliance to the regulator.
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2) Training: The Operator, administrators and drivers need to be trained in their responsibilities under Maintenance accreditation along with any support staff and mechanics who will be involved.
3) The operator needs to appoint an NHVAS manager to oversee and manage the accreditation and ensure all activities and responsibilities are met. The nominated person also acts as liaison to NHVR for any correspondence required from time to time.
4) Audits: Audits run in 2 year cycles except the first year. The first year has an Entry audit for the application then a 6 month compliance audit as well as 1 at the end of that 2 year period. These are to be conducted by an Exemplar Global certified Auditor.
What we provide:
1) An easy to use Quality Management System including all forms and necessary documentation to comply with Maintenance Management Accreditation Guide (PDF, 987KB) .
2) The training for appointed NHVAS manager, administration, drivers, staff and mechaincs who will be carrying out relative roles.
3) Truck Folders or Eectronic Record for each of the accredited units containing all the required documentation the driver will need to comply with the standards including Daily Vehicle Check List and Fault Report Repair book.
4) Completed Establish accreditation (PDF, 377KB) Application forms for the NHVR.
5) Ongoing support via phone and Email. We are also happy to come to site but this will have a cost associated.
6) We provide both the system and can arrange for the audit on the same day meaning faster turnaround for approval.
7) We keep customers updated with current laws and legislation and track when your audits are due.