Under the National Safety Code (NSC), commercial truck and bus carriers must build and implement vehicle safety programs and obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate and maintain an acceptable safety fitness rating. These requirements are IN ADDITION to their workplace safety program.
has always made it simple to track drivers' file requirements, vehicle inspection and maintenance records, and deliver training including TDG and Hours of Service, but the Online Safety Management System now makes it easier to build and maintain the underlying commercial vehicle safety programs:
NSC Safety Policy Templates
We've added 14 template policies that cover the required provincial or federal policies and best practices, including:
- speed limits
- seat-belt use
- drug and alcohol use
- load security
- Bills of Lading
- conduct and discipline
- use of safety equipment
- evaluation of driving skills
Simply click on the "Add Policy" button and scroll down to the templates that begin with section "NSC". The policies are based on the "federal" versions of Alberta Transportation recommendations, and should work in all jurisdictions, but as with all policies, you can modify them to suit your requirements.
"Assessment of Regulatory Compliance" Audit Review
This audit protocol is based on the National Safety Code requirements for commercial vehicles and is used by the provincial transportation authority (such as Alberta Transportation) to verify a carrier's safety fitness rating. Now you can review your own safety program internally to be sure you're ready for a government audit in the event of an application, incident or complaint.