Changes to NHVAS Business Rules and Standards

Notice of Final Rule Making

The November 2019 meeting of the Transport Infrastructure Council endorsed changes to the NHVAS Business Rules and Standards that encourage further alignment with Safety Management System principles as well adding clarifications to avoid misunderstandings. These changes are the result of an extensive review and consultation conducted over the past two years. A summary of responses to the changes as well as amendments to the NHVAS Business Rules and Standards can be found in the

New NHVAS Business Rules and Standards

The new NHVAS Business Rules and Standards will apply from 22 February 2021 for any new NHVAS participants.

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

We have developed some fact sheets to help guide operators in relation to any new requirements:

Individual guides for each NHVAS module will soon be released to assist with understanding the requirements of each module.

Consultation process

A summary of the consultation process in 2019, can be found at NHVAS Business Rules and Standards review consultation.

Webinar videos

We have produced a series of webinar style information videos for auditors and industry to support the transition to the new Business Rules and Standards.

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