Risk Management

PAS 43

PAS 43 is the specification for vehicle breakdown and recovery operators.

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What is PAS 43?

The 2018 version of the PAS 43 standard has been published and all previous registered organisations should be aware that it will immediately supersede the PAS 43:2015 version which will be withdrawn. Some of the changes in the 2018 version are updated requirements for recovery vehicles and associated equipment, plus enhanced training and competence requirements for recovery technicians, which also includes specialist personnel.

PAS 43 is the specification for the safe working of vehicle breakdown and recovery operations. The standard is sponsored by SURVIVE (Safe Use of Roadside Verges in Vehicular Emergencies) which exists to improve the safety of breakdown operatives, employees and customers at breakdown and recovery situations.

Helps you with

  • Process Control
  • Risk Management
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Bids and Tenders
  • Contractual Requirements
  • Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Benefits of PAS 43 Certification

Proven business credentials

Independent verification against a globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.

Customer satisfaction

Deliver products that consistently meet customer requirements and a service that is dependable and can be relied on.

Reduced operating costs

Continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies mean money saved.

Legal compliance

Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

Improved risk management

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

Improved stakeholder relationships

Make the health and property of staff, customers and suppliers more of a priority and people will respond.

Ability to win business in regulated sectors

Certification helps to win business – particularly where procurement specifications require certification as a condition to supply in a highly regulated sector.

Steps to Certification

  1. Step 1

    Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.

  2. Step 2

    Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an NQA Assessor. This assessment 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 fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

  3. Step 3

    Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by NQA. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

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