WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA) Scheme Review: Implementing Recommendations

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In 2019 a review of the WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA) Scheme was completed, identifying 24 recommendations across four streams: Policy, Legislation, Administration and Audit Management.

To assist us explore the recommendations and proritise implementation, a Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) has been established.

If you'd like to learn more or stay up-to-date on the valuable work the group are doing, we encourage you to register your details via 'Stay Informed' to receive our project newsletter.


In 2019 a review of the WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA) Scheme was completed, identifying 24 recommendations across four streams: Policy, Legislation, Administration and Audit Management.

To assist us explore the recommendations and proritise implementation, a Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) has been established.

If you'd like to learn more or stay up-to-date on the valuable work the group are doing, we encourage you to register your details via 'Stay Informed' to receive our project newsletter.


  • SRG September Meeting: Project Progress Updates

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    01 Oct 2020

    The September 2020, meeting focussed on project updates and as such, was a shorter meeting of which SRG members attended in person, virtually and via phone.

    An additional agenda item for discussion, was an overview of Road Transport Compliance outcomes over the last twelve months was provided for consideration. The overview led to a discussion around the development of an industry led roadworthy testing day which would initially focus on ‘break testing’.

    SRG members are keen to provide this opportunity to the wider transport industry and a number of group have committed to progressing this initiative further and will report back to the SRG as to the progress.

    The next SRG meeting is planned for October 2020.

  • SRG August Meeting: WAHVA Module Standards and WAHVA Auditor Certification

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    01 Oct 2020

    The August SRG meeting agenda items included Recommendation #1 :Consolidate modules, rules and guides and Recommendation #21:Optimise Quality Standards for auditors.

    In addressing Recommendation # 1, the project team have developed the WAHVA Management System Standards (WMSS) which is one module to be made up of:

    • Common Standards (those which currently appear across all accreditation modules eg: Responsibilities, Records and Documentation, Internal Review & Training and Education),
    • Fatigue Management Standards,
    • Maintenance Management Standards, and
    • Dimension & Loading Standards.

    An optional Standard - Mass Management Standard would need to be completed if a transport operator elects to participate in the Accredited Mass Management Scheme (AMMS).

    Whilst generally supportive of the proposed approach, the SRG provided some feedback during the meeting which the project team is investigating and will revise the WMSS if needed.

    The discussion then turned to Recommendation #21 which includes transitioning WAHVA auditor certification to Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Services (HVS) to administer. The SRG were provided a high-level plan of how this would be managed by Main Roads HVS, planned implantation timelines and the WAHVA auditor certification process.

    The SRG were supportive of Main Roads HVS taking on the administration of the WAHVA auditor certification process. Some members of the SRG sought clarification on specific steps within the proposed process which were addressed during the meeting.

    Once the certification process if finalised, Main Roads HVS will commence a communications campaign with WAHVA Certified Auditors. This will also be discussed at the March 2021 WAHVA Auditor Conference.

    The project team provided the group with updates about the progress of other recommendations and updates on complimentary projects underway at Main Roads HVS.

    The next SRG meeting is planned for September 2020

  • SRG July Meeting: Project Progress Updates

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    07 Aug 2020


    The July 2020 Meeting was again held virtually. An update was provided to the SRG as to the progress of a number of recommendations including Recommendation #2: Review the Roadworthiness form and process and Recommendation #21 Optimise Quality Standards for Auditors.

    The Project Team provided an update on Main Roads project to deliver a new website and discussed the make up of the group due to a SRG member rescinding their membership.

    The next SRG meeting is planned for August 2020.

  • SRG May Meeting: Recommendation #2: Review the Roadworthy Process and Form.

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    07 Aug 2020

    May 2020 saw the third meeting of the SRG being held virtually due to travel restrictions and social distancing measures in place. Discussions focused around a draft discussion paper, being developed, which will identify four options to address Recommendation #2 - Updating the Roadworthiness Process and Form.

    Addressing Roadworthiness generated robust discussions amongst the SRG, and the group have tasked the Review Recommendation Implementation project team with researching a number of treatments which were not identified in the draft discussion paper, which include investigating the relationship between a restricted access vehicles (RAV) age, distance travelled (KMS) and the 'roadworthiness' of a RAV.

    The next meeting of the SRG is planned for June 2020.

  • SRG March Meeting: Roadworthiness, Optimise Audit Report and WAHVA Metrics

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    25 Mar 2020

    March 2020 saw the second meeting of the SRG occur, with discussions focusing on recommendation # 2- 'Review the roadworthiness form and process'. The Group discussed potential options to address roadworthiness which included frequency of inspections, the relaitonship between vehicle age and risk, current roadworthy approaches both nationally and internationally and the development of a inspection manual.

    Other agenda topics included recommendation #4 - Develop and implement metrics that will evelauate the effecitvies of the WAHVA Scheme and recommendation #23 - Optimise and automate audit report.

    The next meeting of the SRG has been scheduled for late April 2020 and the minutes from the March meeting will be available 3 April 2020.

  • Stakeholder Reference Group is put to work

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    16 Dec 2019


    The WAHVA Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) met for the first time on Tuesday, 10 December 2019.

    Established via an 'expression of interest' process, the SRG will help us to explore and implement the 24 recommendations made following the review of the WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA) Scheme.

    The SRG is made up of the following industry representatives:

    • Kathleen Janissen - WAHVA Auditor
    • Garry Tapper - Catalano’s
    • Mal Southern - Zenith Low Loaders
    • Glen Kendall - Kendall Trucking
    • Samantha Cox - Arizona Haulage
    • Grant Robbins - Kulin Transport
    • Steve Carey – LinFox
    • Jason Millar - WAHVA Auditor
    • Tony York - Yorks Anamenka (Anamenka Farms)
    • Jason Walters – Transport Workers Union

    Meeting minutes, available in the new year, can be accessed via 'important links'.

    If you'd like to learn more or stay up-to-date on the valuable work the group are doing, we encourage you to register your details via 'Stay Informed' to receive our project newsletter.