The NTDA has welcomed the recent publication of PAS 43:2015, Safe working of vehicle breakdown, recovery and removal operations – Management system specification.
The PAS was sponsored and developed by SURVIVE, a partnership between Government, the Police Service, motoring services organisations and the motoring industry. SURVIVE aims to improve the safety of road recovery operators’ employees and customers in breakdown recovery and removal situations.
NTDA Director Stefan Hay said: “The NTDA is represented on SURVIVE, and on the BSI committee that developed the PAS, by Phil Thirsk, Chairman of the Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Tyres (REACT) steering group.
There is a great deal of synergy between what the PAS is trying to achieve and the work of REACT to improve the safety of tyre technicians working at the roadside. We have recently changed the name of the REACT cards from Licence to Fit to Licence to Work Safely at the Roadside, which the steering group felt was more appropriate.
Close to 2500 licences have now been issued to tyre technicians working across 202 companies, so REACT remains a major success story for the NTDA. This year, we will also be awarding the first REACT Tyre Technician of the Year Award at the NTDA Annual Dinner on 1st October.”
PAS 43:2015 can be purchased in hardcopy or downloaded as a PDF from the British Standards Institution (BSI) through its website