RSA Risk Rating System

RSA Risk Rating System

The RSA risk rating system, which is called CVORI (Commercial Vehicle Operator Risk Indicator) aims to improve the safety of heavy commercial vehicles on our roads, making journeys safer for all.

The system applies to all operators of heavy goods vehicles, goods trailers, buses & ambulances.

It will be used to help the RSA with its ongoing strategy to target commercial vehicle & driver enforcement where there is most risk to road safety. The aim is to minimise inconvenience to compliant operators and focus enforcement efforts on those operators most likely to be non-compliant and pose a high road safety risk.

Operators are given a risk-rating assessment for road safety compliance for both roadworthiness and driver hours requirements. The risk-rating assessments are based on data collected by the RSA on a 3-year rolling period, with risk-ratings continually updated each week.

If you are a commercial vehicle operator you may be inspected by the RSA either at your premises or your drivers might be stopped at the roadside .

The RSA will use the CVORI risk rating system as a tool to help decide which operators should be inspected.

Operators having a Red rating can expect to have a higher number of inspections from the RSA than those having a lower or Green rating.

The move goes hand-in-hand with fleet operators increasing uptake of web-based maintenance management systems, such as our new cloud solution Assetminder.

Why this trend? Moving to a web-based system to manage maintenance on a transport fleet is estimated to save on average, up to 30 hours of administration time every week, compared to a spreadsheet/paper-based system.

According to a recent survey of Fleet Managers, they were being inundated with an increasing amount of paperwork; job cards, inspection sheets, wall planners, etc.. Added to this, drivers would generate even more paper each day, filling in pre-use inspection sheets. Each inspection sheet has to be manually checked by the transport office, any findings acted upon and then stored for up to 18 months.

All of this translates into an unsustainable amount of time spent on administration, but it also opens the door to errors, such as incorrectly completed inspection sheets or missing documentation.

Most importantly, the time saved by moving to a web-based system is now being spent on a more proactive approach to fleet maintenance, which in turn means that operators can be confident that their fleets are 100% compliant, and their risk rating will always be green.

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