The final draft of the revision of PAS 43 has been published and has gone for public consultation. It is highly likely that the final version will be released in the second quarter of this year.
PAS 43 is the publicly available management system 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.
The AA and the RAC funded the establishment of SURVIVE in March 1999, after an accident in 1998 which saw six people killed on the motorwasy whilst working on the hard shoulder. The purpose of the group was to promote the safety of persons working or stopping on motorway hard shoulders and high-speed dual carriageways.
The draft PAS 43 is available for review and comment via the BSI Draft Review System Development Portal (DRS) which can be found here: https://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/59728.
Once registered you can review the draft and submit comments, you will also be able to see the comments made by other interested parties. All feedback is due by Thursday 17 May 2018.