How can AMCAS help your business?
By undertaking an AMCAS audit, subscribers can be confident they are complying with the Master Code, and accordingly are improving the safety and legal compliance of their business activities.
AMCAS certification can provide assurance to existing and potential customers and clients that your business is committed to continuous improvement and best practice in relation to heavy vehicle safety.
By ensuring your compliance with the Master Code through an AMCAS audit, you are also helping to protect your business against the adverse reputational, financial and legal consequences that can flow from being involved in a heavy vehicle incident or a breach of the HVNL.
The AMCAS subscription includes:
- Coordination and recognition of AMCAS and equivalent audits to avoid duplication of audits
- Access to a secure, web-based auditing system that allows you to manage your compliance and that of your supply chain partners through streamlined workflows and improved visibility, including tracking any corrective actions
- Access to an audit tool which is aligned to the Master Code, is designed to suit a range of businesses and can also be used for internal audits
- Assessing compliance against the key elements of a safety management system that may cover your broader Work Health and Safety risks as well as those associated with transport activities
- Access to qualified, experienced and consistent auditors who are able to understand if risk controls are effective
- Certificate issued on completion of audit/or corrective actions
What does it cost?
Subscriber annual licence fees:
Small business (carrier: less than 50 heavy vehicles, non-carrier: less than 50 contractors/employees)
$580.00 (ex GST)
Medium business (carrier: 50>99 heavy vehicles, non-carrier: 50>99 contractors/employees)
$2,890.00 (ex GST)
Large business (carrier: 100 or more heavy vehicles, non-carrier: 100 or more contractors/employees)
$5,780.00 (ex GST)
Auditors will charge an additional fee per audit, which may vary depending on the nature and size of your business.
What is required to subscribe to AMCAS?
In order to use AMCAS, subscribers must first complete an application form, pay the licence fee, and agree to adhere to the AMCAS Subscriber Licence Terms and Conditions.
You will then be provided with access to the ALC’s web-based auditing system and enter into a commercial arrangement with an approved ALC audit provider to schedule site(s) audits.
New AMCAS subscribers must undergo an Entry Audit within three months of submitting an application and paying the licence fee.
All AMCAS subscribers must also undertake compliance audits at least every two years, and undertake corrective actions and triggered audits as and when required.
What is the status of the previous ALC Codes?
The Master Code and AMCAS has replaced the Retail Logistics Safety Code, the National Logistics Safety Code, the Australian Steel Institute – Logistics Safety Code and the Coal Seam Gas – Logistics Safety Code.
Existing signatories of these codes who become AMCAS subscribers do not need to complete an AMCAS Entry Audit.
Where can I find out more about AMCAS or the Master Code?
Julia Collins – ALC Safety Manager
Phone: (02) 6273 0755
Mobile: 0434 669 538