SURVIVE Working Group 2
MH reported that the
first draft of PAS 43:2017 had been prepared and discussed at the recent WG2
from SVRA on WG2 had still not been appointed, RHA were no longer a member
and Steve Walker now represented Intanet-Assist.
MH advised that an
approach had been made to WG3 regarding the communication of the importance
and benefits of PAS 43 certification plus the publication of information on
the SURVIVE website to assist Recovery Operators but unfortunately to date no
response had been received.
MH reported that
UKAS had advised that no unannounced visits had yet taken place and were also
not able to provide any information or findings regarding the increased
number of witness visits. MH agreed to contact UKAS to establish the findings
from the witness visits and also their approach regarding unannounced visits.
MH reported that as
yet no progress had been made in the development by IVR of a course for
Recovery Operators to assist them in understanding the requirements of PAS
MH confirmed that
limited progress had been made by IVR relating to the training course for
Certification and Inspection Bodies, mainly due to the lack of uptake and also
the lack of information regarding the full list of Bodies to contact. UKAS
were being approached to try and ascertain the full listing.
Regarding the training for technicians, MH
reported that WG2 had now agreed to produce a guidance document for
Certification and Inspection Bodies setting out the defined timescales
required for the training. Should Recovery Operators not meet these
timescales then they would lose their PAS 43 certification.
WG2 had also reviewed the technician
training sections of PAS 43 in order to ascertain which elements should be
included in induction training and which could be moved to the Best Practice
Guidelines in order to avoid duplication.
A meeting had been held with the chair of
WG1 and the 1st draft of the 2017 edition of the Best Practice
Guidelines will now include the changes required and the content of these had
been supplied to WG1.
It has also been agreed with WG1 that the
issue of the 2017 edition of the Best Practice Guidelines would now take
place following completion of the final draft of PAS 43:2017 to ensure that
all relevant changes are taken into consideration.
WG2 had also agreed with WG1 that the
topics of disabled/vulnerable customers and children/pets should now only be
referenced to in PAS 43 and the specific guidance information moved into the
Best Practice Guidelines. WG1 will ensure that the correct level of guidance
would be included.
MH advised that WG2 members had been asked
for their concerns regarding attending vehicles on a Smart Motorway and in
ERA’s. However, as a number of groups were now involved in discussions
regarding Smart Motorways, it had been agreed that there was no need for
further action by WG2. There was however still a need for improved
communication, not only with Recovery Operators but also with the motoring