Tue 03 Apr 2018

VicRoads Pre-qualification Requirements:

Members are advised that recently VicRoads circulated a letter to Accredited/Prequalified Contractors, advising them of the need to ensure that their Certificates of Accreditation to ISO/AS-NZS’ 9001, 4801 and 14001 are current as at September 2018.

This has come about due to the release of the 2015 revisions to the Standards 9001 and 14001 (in 2015)  – which replace the 2008 edition of the Standard 9001, and the 2004 edition of the Standard 14001. When the new 2015 editions were released in 2015, there was a three (3) year transition period for companies to revise their Quality and Environmental Management Systems to meet the 2015 editions’ requirements. This 3 year period expires in September 2018, after which the 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 Standards become redundant.

What Do You Need to Do for the 9001 and 14001 Standards?

Prior to September 2018, you will need to be audited against the requirements of the 2015 editions of 9001 and 14001. You should talk to your Auditing company (your Auditor) about this, if you haven’t already done so. When you are certified to the 2015 editions of 9001 and 14001, you will need to submit the new certificates to VicRoads in order to maintain the VicRoads Prequalification status.

AS/NZS 4801:

AS/NZS 4801:2001 is still the current Standard for OHS Management Systems. This will continue to be current for at least 3 more years and accepted by VicRoads. There is a new OHS Management System standard 45001 – but at this stage this is not approved and companies cannot be audited against this Standard.

CCF Management System:

If your company is not certified to the 3 ISO / AS-NZS Standards referred above, you may be certified to the CCF Integrated Management System (IMS). This is an acceptable level of Accreditation that is accepted by VicRoads as an alternative level of Accreditation to the ISO/AS-NZS Standards.

The CCF Integrated Management System (IMS) and Code is currently under review. The 2009 edition is still the current and applicable edition, and is accepted by VicRoads for the foreseeable future. The 2018 edition will be released in the second half of this year with members advised and invited to participate in a series of briefing workshops that will be conducted to support the release.  There will also be a transition period for companies to update their IMS and to be audited and certified against the new edition of the CCF IMS.

If you have any questions regarding these matters, don’t hesitate to contact CCF’s OHS, Environmental & Quality Consultant, Peter Kaneen on 0427 855 208 or Email peter@btsglobal.com.au