Road Traffic Safety Management

ISO 39001

ISO 39001:2012 is the International Standard for Road Traffic Safety Management Systems.

ISO 39001: Road Traffic Safety Management Systems (RTSMS)

What is ISO 39001?

ISO 39001:2012 is the international standard that provides the framework for Road Traffic Safety Management System (RTSMS). It can allow organisations who work with the Road Traffic systems improve overall safety and reduce the risk of injuries or death caused by road traffic accidents. Organisations that are committed to improving road safety will benefit from implementing ISO 39001.

“Every year the lives of approximately 1.35 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury.” (World Health Organisation, 2018) According to in 2018, there were a total of 1,784 people killed and 25,511 seriously injured casualties in reported traffic accidents in the UK.

ISO 39001:2012 follows the common structure provided by Annex SL, which makes it compatible with other management standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, making it more effective and efficient to integrate management systems.



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Helps you with

  • RTSMS compliance
  • Risk management
  • Social responsibility
  • Quality control
  • Operational efficiency
  • Improved efficiency and effective

How NQA can help you?

With a wealth of experience providing accredited management systems certifications, NQA is ideally placed to partner with you to meet stakeholder requirements and exceed industry expectations.

NQA is highly involved in a wide variety of industry committees and standards writing teams, helping us to maintain a keen awareness of changes within the industry. We are committed to ensuring customer awareness regarding changes in industry strategy, regulations, and standard requirements that may impact your management system approach.

Benefits of ISO 39001 Certification

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Reduced costs

Due to improved efficiency there is an opportunity to cut costs

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Improved stakeholder relationships

Be able to demonstrate and meet organisational safety and social responsibility

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Consumer confidence and safety

Improved road safety management can reduce risks and save lives giving consumers more confidence

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Improved risk management

Identify potential incidents and implement controls and measures to keep risk as low as possible, protecting employees and customers from harm.

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Achieve objectives

Being ISO 39001 certified can help achieve the goals and objectives for the Road Traffic Safety Management System

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Win more business

Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification and verification opens doors.

Benefits of ISO 39001 Certification

ISO 39001 certification is applicable to any organisation who has operations on the road, regardless of size, this could be taxi companies, bus operators or an organisation with a company car fleet to road constructors. Road traffic accidents are one of the top leading causes of work-related deaths and injuries, so getting this certification shows you and your organisation are addressing and have efficient management to preventing these road traffic accidents.

The standard works with the RTSMS to establish and implement the right Road Traffic Safety policies and objectives, being ISO 39001 certified can help you and your organisation achieve these objectives. The standard can also help contribute to better planning, design, operation and the use of road traffic system.

Why is Road Traffic Safety Management important?

As road traffic accidents are one of the top leading of deaths or injuries for work-related accidents Road Traffic Safety Management is extremely important to address to improve for you, your organisation and relavant parties. HSE estimates that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve work-related road incidents, injuries or deaths, preventing and reducing the risk of such accidents is a global priority.

Road Traffic Safety Management has become more of a priority the last few years that there has been a 30 percent increase in ISO 39001 certificates worldwide in 2017 according to the ISO Survey.

Steps to Certification

  1. Step 1

    Complete a Quote Request Form so we can understand you and your business. We will then use this to personally prepare a proposal for your certification and define what is known as your 'scope of assessment'.

  2. Step 2

    We will then contact you to book your assessment with an NQA assessor. It consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and a full cycle of internal audits.

  3. Step 3

    Following a successful stage two audit, a decision is made. If positive, your certification will be issued by NQA, with both a hard and soft copy of the certificate awarded. Certification is valid for three years and maintained through surveillance audits (years one and two) and a recertification audit in year three.

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