Business Rules and Standards

New Business Rules and Standards

This document outlines the requirements for entry to, and participation in, the NHVAS. It provides a framework for NHVAS governance and administration. It further sets out policies and procedures for interaction between key parties and is used by the NHVR (which administers the NHVAS), as well as any person who offers management, consultant or audit services to operators. For more information on how to become accredited under the NHVAS see:

Transition to new Business Rules and Standards

From 22 February 2021 existing NHVAS participants have one accreditation cycle to transition into the new NHVAS Business Rules and Standards.

We have developed some fact sheets and videos to help auditors and operators transition to the new Business Rules and Standards.

Fact sheets

NHVAS Auditor videos - Business Rules and Standards 2021

You can watch the individual videos below or watch the entire playlist on our Youtube channel at NHVAS Auditors - Business Rules and Standards 2021 YouTube playlist.

1. NHVAS auditor education - Major Business Rules Changes


2. NHVAS auditor education - Changes common to multiple modules


3. NHVAS auditor education - Maintenance Management changes


4. NHVAS auditor education - Mass Management changes


5. NHVAS auditor education - Fatigue Management changes


6. NHVAS auditor education - Transition into the revised business rules


7. NHVAS auditor education - Auditing for transition into the revised business rules

NHVAS Industry videos - Business Rules and Standards 2021

You can watch the individual videos below or watch the entire playlist on our Youtube channel at NHVAS Industry - Business Rules and Standards 2021 YouTube playlist.

1. NHVAS industry education - Major Business Rules Changes


2. NHVAS industry education - Changes common to all NHVAS modules


3. NHVAS industry education - Maintenance Management Changes


4. NHVAS industry education - Mass Management Changes


5. NHVAS industry education - Fatigue Management Changes


6. NHVAS industry education - Implementation of the New Rules & Standards


7. NHVAS industry education - Notifiable Occurrence Reporting in the NHVR Portal

Old NHVAS Business Rules and Standards

Existing NHVAS participants from before 22 February 2021 can continue to operate under the old Business Rules and Standards while they move over to the new Business Rules and Standards.