national safety code in
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
National Safety Code in

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 49

National Safety Code in - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

National Safety Code in. April 22, 2004. What is NSC?. The National Safety Code (NSC) is a set of safety standards for motor carriers, drivers and vehicles operating in Canada. Provides support through regulation for drivers and carriers to implement management processes to improve safety.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' National Safety Code in' - charles-good

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
what is nsc
What is NSC?
  • The National Safety Code (NSC) is a set of safety standards for motor carriers, drivers and vehicles operating in Canada.
  • Provides support through regulation for drivers and carriers to implement management processes to improve safety.
how was the nsc established
How was the NSC established?
  • In 1989 the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) established the NSC standards.
  • All provinces and territories have adopted the NSC standards and use them to develop their own regulations.
nsc weight threshold
NSC Weight Threshold
  • Vehicles included in NSC in BC are:
      • Trucks or truck tractors with GVW exceeding 5000 kg
      • Buses
      • Vehicles licensed under the Motor Carrier operating authority (taxis and buses)
carrier s obligations
Carrier’s Obligations
  • As a carrier, you are responsible for:
    • educating yourself and all drivers who work under your Safety Certificate
    • ensuring that all vehicles that are operated under your Safety Certificate are properly maintained
carrier s obligations cont
Carrier’s Obligations Cont.
  • ensuring only competent and qualified drivers drive your vehicles
  • establishing policies for monitoring hours of service, vehicle maintenance, safety programs, and ensuring your safety policies are followed
carrier profile elements
Carrier Profile Elements
  • Carrier profile incorporates all of the information as required by NSC Standard 14
  • Points are assigned for:
      • OOS CVSA’s (3)
      • At-fault Accidents (2, 4, 6)
      • Deemed Guilty Contraventions (1, 2, 3, 5)
      • All info. received through CDE on the above
requesting a carrier profile
Requesting a Carrier Profile
  • Fax request to (250) 952-0578
  • Include carrier name, NSC number, and specific date range (if applicable)
  • Carrier profiles are provided to the carrier free of charge
progressive intervention process risk bands
Progressive Intervention Process - Risk Bands
  • Carriers are divided into 7 risk bands based on fleet size
progressive intervention process thresholds
Progressive Intervention Process - Thresholds
  • Within each risk band, the provincial median is calculated in each of the 4 categories:
      • Contraventions
      • Inspections
      • Accidents
      • Total Points
  • Thresholds for warning letter, interview, audit, and hearing are established based on the median in each risk band
progressive intervention process carrier profile scores
Progressive Intervention Process - Carrier Profile Scores
  • Points are calculated using a 12-month moving window (12 months is established from deemed convicted date)
  • Points are based on a per vehicle score (established by dividing the points by the 12-month average fleet size) Note: 1 vehicle=365 days of licensing
progressive intervention process warning letter
Progressive Intervention Process - Warning Letter
  • Warning Letters are triggered automatically at the beginning of each month
  • 1545 carriers (or 6.9% of active carriers) were triggered for a warning letter in 2003
progressive intervention process interview
Progressive Intervention Process - Interview
  • Carrier interviews are triggered at the beginning of each month.
  • 461 carriers (or 2.1% of active carriers) participated in an interview in 2003
  • Other sources of interviews are:
      • Carrier selected for random audit (not previously interviewed or audited)
      • Carrier Requested
      • Requested by enforcement or 3rd party
progressive intervention process audit
Progressive Intervention Process - Audit
  • Carrier audits are triggered at the beginning of each month.
  • 379 audits (or 1.7% of active carriers) were conducted in 2003
  • Other sources of audits are:
      • Random (Clean, NSC Random, Motor Carrier Random)
      • Follow-up (1st or 2nd follow-up)
      • Carrier Requested
      • Requested by enforcement or 3rd party
progressive intervention process
Progressive Intervention Process
  • Warning Letter
  • Carrier Interview
  • Quantifiable Audit
  • Show Cause Hearing
carrier audit
Carrier Audit
  • Audit points are assigned on the basis of non-compliance
  • Audit statuses are assigned as follows:
    • 1-10 points - Satisfactory
    • 10.1-20 points - Conditional
    • 20.1+ points - Unsatisfactory
record keeping
  • Records must be kept for the four areas of your NSC obligations:
    • drivers
    • hours of service
    • vehicles
    • special safety requirements
driver records
Driver Records
  • You must keep records on each of the following for every driver who works under your Safety Certificate:
    • driver license
    • transportation of dangerous goods training certificates
    • driver abstracts
    • driver incident records
hours of service
Hours of Service
  • As a carrier, you are responsible for ensuring that your drivers obey hours-of-service regulations
  • Drivers of almost all NSC vehicles must follow these rules.
hours of service cont
Hours of Service Cont.
  • Your obligations are to:
    • understand the hours-of-service rules
    • ensure your drivers do not drive for longer periods than they are legally allowed to do
hours of service cont1
Hours of Service Cont.
  • ensure your drivers get the rest periods they are required to have
  • keep accurate records that show your drivers are working within the legal limits
vehicle maintenance
Vehicle Maintenance
  • You must ensure every vehicle that operates under your Safety Certificate is properly maintained.
vehicle records
Vehicle Records
  • As a carrier, you must:
    • Retain all manufacturer recall notices and evidence of corrective action
    • Retain all vehicle maintenance, inspection, and repair records
    • Maintain, inspect, and repair all vehicles according to the regulations
vehicle records cont
Vehicle Records Cont.
  • Ensure trip inspections are properly conducted
  • Take appropriate action on all defects found during trip inspections
  • Ensure you retain all required trip inspection reports
safety rating legislation
Safety Rating Legislation
  • 4-level Safety Rating process implemented November 2001
  • Enacted in BC legislation under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations (MVAR 37.061) on April 2, 2001
rating carriers in bc
Rating Carriers in BC
  • Safety ratings are assigned to BC base-plated carriers only
  • All BC Carriers receive a Safety rating.
  • On December 31, 2003, there were 22,259 active base plated carriers in BC
safety rating categories
Safety Rating Categories
  • BC may assign one of four safety ratings

to a carrier (MVAR 37.061):

        • Satisfactory-Unaudited
        • Satisfactory
        • Conditional
        • Unsatisfactory*
  • Active in 2003:
progressive intervention process show cause hearing
Progressive Intervention Process - Show Cause Hearing
  • 22 NSC certificates were cancelled in 2003
  • Audits are conducted prior to a recommendation for cancellation
  • CCMTA is notified when a decision is reached to cancel a certificate in BC

Hours of Service

  • Summary of Changes
  • Requirement for 10 hours off within every 24 hours
  • Limitation to 14 hours of elapsed time between periods of 8 hours off
  • 48 hour averaging
  • Must identify cycle
  • 36/72 hours off to switch cycles or reset cycle
  • Only team drivers can split sleeper time
  • 2 cycles - 70 hours in 7 days
  • - 120 hours in 14 days
  • Once in every 14 days a driver must take at least 24 hours off duty