What is ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management?
ISO 39001 is a management system standard for road traffic safety. The standard is a practical tool for governments, vehicle fleet operators and all organizations worldwide who want to reduce death and serious injury due to road accidents. ISO 39001 provides them with state-of-the-art requirements for safety aspects including speed, vehicle condition and driver awareness.
ISO 39001:2012, Road traffic safety (RTS) management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, is widely regarded as a major contribution to the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety
2011-2020. ISO 39001 will assist governmental and private sector organizations alike by providing a structured, holistic approach to road-traffic safety as a complement to existing programmes and regulations. It is based on the process approach, proven by successful ISO standards such as ISO 9001 for quality management, including the plan-do-check-act cycle, and a requirement for continual improvement.
The new standard lays down harmonized requirements, based on international expertise and applicable to all countries, to support all public or private sector organizations involved in regulating, designing or operating road transport. It will also help by providing a framework for contracts and communication between regulators, vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. ISO 39001 will be useful for organizations involved in road-safety related activities as varied as auditing the effectiveness of road safety programmes, such as for analyzing “black spots”, or providing funding or awarding prizes for road safety.
What are the benefits of ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management?
The most evident benefits for an organization certified according to ISO 39001 include:
• Road Traffic Incidents Reduction
• Occupational accidents reduction
• Alleviation of the Severity of accidents
• Reduction of Functional Cost, via the:
• consumptions reduction
• elimination of unsafe driving penalties
• reduction of refunds due to accidents
• Safety Culture
• Fulfillment of strategic customers demand
• Market pioneering
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