RTMS Overview

he SANS 1395-1:2014 standard (available from sabs.co.za) stipulates the detailed RTMS requirements.

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In order to become RTMS accredited a company must demonstrate that it has adequately implemented all the requirements of the RTMS national standard (SANS 1395-1:2014). RTMS compliance requires that a company demonstrate that it manages its transport operations with due consideration to road safety and compliance.

The transporter is required to maintain the required systems to show that each vehicle poses a minimal risk to the road infrastructure, the environment and other road users.

Whilst it is important to implement the required processes, it equally important to ensure that such processes are consistently implemented.

The SANS 1395-1:2014 standard (available from sabs.co.za) stipulates the detailed RTMS requirements.

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RTMS – Summary Requirements

  • Payload Optimisation
  • Prevention of Overloading
  • Load Safety
  • Dimensional Compliance
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Driving hours
  • Traffic infringements
  • Driver behaviour
  • Driver medical fitness
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  • Daily Roadworthy verification
  • Minimise breakdowns
  • Tyre Management
  • Monitoring/Control of Speeding
  • Accidents
  • Chronic illness management
  • Fatigue Management
  • Skills Development
  • Corrective Actions
  • Continual Improvement
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SUMMARY OF THE SANS 1395 RTMS STANDARD

LOADING CONTROL

  • Payload optimisation with minimisation of overloading
  • Compliance with dimensional limits
  • Safer loading to prevent incidents
  • Compliance with legal loading limits and/or applicable permit 

SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

  • Daily roadworthy verification
  • Preventive maintenance process
  • Tyre management
  • Prevent habitual speed exceedances
  • Prevent excessive driving hours
  • React to crashes/ incidents
  • Monitor traffic offences
  • Route risk analysis
  • Active promotion of road safety

DRIVER WELLNESS

  • Medical fitness verification
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Driver resting period monitoring
  • Driving hours monitoring
  • Risk awareness

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

  • Annual training plan
  • Focus on defensive driving
  • Fatigue management
  • Emphasis on the promotion of safe driving
  • Mentoring, monitoring, counselling, awareness and education
  • Training records
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