Management Systems for Transport

What is a Management System for a transport business?

The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) was first offered to industry in 1999 as an alternative compliance scheme. It has since evolved as a formal process for recognising operators who have a robust safety and other management systems in place. It is also increasingly being used to show compliance with general duties requirements under Road Transport Law.

Heavy vehicle operators can apply for accreditation under the following NHVAS modules:

  • Mass Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Fatigue Management: Basic Fatigue Management (BFM)

Previously administered by State and Territory road transport authorities, the NHVAS is now managed on a national basis by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). 

NEBCOH can assist in the auditing of systems for certification. This process can be easily undertaken by assessing your compliance needs, implementation of a system and then a systems entry audit. If rectifications are required, an agreed date will be set to complete non-conformances and then an audit report will be generated within seven days of rectifications.

This is a core business function of NEBCOH and our highly skilled staff make the process of certification streamlined, swift and efficient. If you require assistance or wish to speak to a NEBCOH representative this can be arranged by contacting or calling Neville on 0433 966 177 for a quote.


Flow Chart

The process of NHVAS accreditation.


Fatigue review tool to be used in audits or internal reviews.

NHVAS Maintenance Matrix

Maintenance review tool to be used in audits or internal reviews.

NHVAS Mass Matrix

Mass review tool to be used in audits or internal reviews.


NHVR Audit report

NHVAS Audit Framework

The audit framework are the conditions auditing and accreditation.

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Neville J Fuller