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Users of the PAS are advised to
consider the desirability of quality system
assessment and registration against
the appropriate standard in BS EN ISO
9002 by a certification/assessment body
accredited by a National Accreditation
Body such as UKAS.
Summary of Changes in the 2018
A number of organisations/associations
requirements for:
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during the drafting
of
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their equipment (see Clauses 6 and 7 and
over the definition used for competent
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Annexes A and B);
trainer and competent person. In Annex
by BSI.
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breakdown or accident carry a high risk
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promote standards of safe working amongst road recovery operators.
of causing danger to their occupants
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cause ofand
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technicians (see Clause 8);
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a)road
attending
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recovery operator is a means of
4) the maintenance and organization of
PAS 43. Likewise, any non-safety specific
these
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operators’
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other aspects
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by specifying
requirements
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requirements have also moved to the best
Clause 9);
practice guidelines
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type,
maintenance
and safety
marking of
road recovery vehicles and their equipment (see Clauses 6 and 7
In order
meet
legislation,
standards
and
and Annexes
A and
B); best interests
best practice,
and
in the
5) the effective implementation and
An improved explanation is included
of the public, there is a need to promote
maintenance of standard operating
2) the training, competence and behaviour of road recovery technicians (see Clause 10, Clause 11, Annex C and the of what training each technician must
standards of safe working amongst road
procedures (see Clause 5):
receive. The requirement within PAS 43
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recovery operators.
for induction training is to either attend
43 2018
to technicians
be read, (see Clause VR modules (VR01 Basic Health and
3) the use of personal safety and protective equipment PAS
and clothing
(PPE)isbyintended
road recovery
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contained within PAS
and used, in conjunction with the current
8);
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version of the SURVIVE Best Practice
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4) the maintenance
and organization
of road recovery operators’
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Clause 9);objective of the
arrangements
for road
recovery operator
Guidelines.
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risk assessment), or document a clear
technicians and road users. It outlines best Best Practice Guidelines is to help to
link between other induction training
5) the effective implementation and maintenance of standard operating procedures (see Clause 5):
practice procedures for:
ensure the safety of all concerned, whilst
programmes and ongoing assessments to
PAS 43 2018 is intended to be read, and used, in conjunction with
the current version
of the SURVIVE
Best Practice
technicians
are working
on breakdowns,
the National Occupational Standards.
a) attending
vehicle
breakdowns
their
Guidelines.
The primary
objective
of the Bestand
Practice
Guidelines
is to help toand
ensure
the safety of
concerned,
recoveries
removals
onallall
types ofwhilst
recoveryareand/or
roads.
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Guidelines
are are The table n the page following sets out the
technicians
workingremoval;
on breakdowns, recoveries and removals
on all types
roads.Practice
The Best Practice
Guidelines
not intended
to replace PAS 43, but are to
not intended to replace PAS 43, but are to be seen as complementary
to it.
changes within each section of the PAS
b) other aspects of vehicle breakdown,
be seen as complementary to it.
with the time-scales for implementation.
Users
of
the
PAS
are
advised
to
consider
the
desirability
of
quality
system
assessment
and
registration
against
the
appropriate
standard
in
recovery and removal by specifying
BS EN ISO 9002 by a certification/assessment body accredited by a National Accreditation Body such as UKAS.
8Summary
AVRO
NEWS
of Changes
in the 2018 Edition
The main amendments include clarity over the definition used for competent trainer and competent person. In Annex C





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