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and ongoing assessments to the National Occupational Standards.
The table below sets out the changes within each section of the PAS with the timescales for implementation .
Document
Section
Details of change
Scope
Removal of reference to "at the roadside" and note added that the PAS may
apply at locations other than at the roadside which may be controlled by
other regulations and best practice
3.3
Addition of definition of competent assessor added
Immediate
3.4
Competent person - change of wording to clarify definition - no changes to
requirements
N/A
3.5 and
10.1.2
Competent trainer - change of definition to include requirement for
recognised training qualification
3.11
Definition of removal changed to that contained in SURVIVE Best Practice
Guidelines
Requirement for MOT or Certificate of Roadworthiness included as a
mandatory requirement - previously a note (a note being a
recommendation)
Requirement for vehicles to be maintained, examined and inspected as laid
out in the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness included as a mandatory
requirement- previously a note (a note being a recommendation)
Requirement for vehicle inspection records to be held for an additional 3
years removed
2 years from
publication of the
2018 Edition of the
PAS (i.e. 1 October
2020)
Immediate
6.1
6.2
7
Date for
Implementation of
change
Immediate
Immediate
Immediate
Immediate
10
Technician Training - Rewritten to make requirements clearer and
presented in more logical format - no change to requirements
N/A
11
Standard Operating Procedures - additional requirements documented in
this section - taken from elsewhere in document - no change to
requirements
Summary of duties under Equality Act added
N/A
12
Immediate
Annex C
Guidance relating to working at the roadside removed as this was a
duplication of Best Practice Guidelines. Guidance on example of suitable
training - (VR modules) simplified - no change to requirements
N/A
Annex D
Guidance relating to disabled and vulnerable customers, children pets and
domestic animals and livestock removed to BPG - no change to
requirements
N/A
Annex E
UKAS annual head office assessment added and number of witness visits
changed to 2 witness visits in 3-year cycle - previously 1 per annum up to 50
certificates and 2 over 50 certs
Immediate
Annex F
Rewritten to provide clarity. Requirement for certification and inspection
body assessors to have demonstrable expertise in leading assessment
teams removed. Minimum training content for certification and inspection
bodies documented
Immediate
Working Group 2 Members
• Allianz Partners
• Association of British Certification Bodies
• Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators
• Automobile Association
• AXA Assistance
• Federation of Certification Bodies
• Green Flag
• Habilis Health and Safety Solutions Limited
• Highways England
• Institute of the Motor Industry
• Institute of Vehicle Recovery
• LV Britannia Rescue
• National Police Chiefs’ Council
• RAC Motoring Services
• REACT (Roadside Emergency Action
Concerning Tyres)
• Road Rescue Recovery Association
• Scottish Vehicle Recovery Association
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