The scheme allows heavy vehicle operators to demonstrate,
through audit of their compliance management systems, that their vehicles and
drivers comply with regulatory standards. By doing this, operators may gain
access to some variation from conventional compliance and enforcement practices.
Accreditation to one or more modules of the scheme is
intended to increase transport efficiency by reducing the costs of compliance
and allowing Scheme Members greater flexibility in the management of their
The long term objectives of the scheme are to:
Improve efficiency for Scheme members by reducing the impact
of conventional regulatory enforcement.
Raise levels of compliance for non accredited operators
through effective deployment of enforcement resources
Improve road safety; and
Increase the productivity of the transport industry through
adoption of good management by responsible operators.
The scheme has also been used as a basis for the granting of
regulatory concessions to operators who can demonstrate compliance with road
transport legislation and to allow higher mass limits (HML) to be introduced in
a responsible way.
The scheme offers Maintenance Management,
Mass Management and
Fatigue Management modules.
For more information, view or download the
NHVAS Guide and