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PAS 43 - Safe Working of Vehicle Breakdown & Recovery Operators

PAS was sponsored by SURVIVE and developed through the British Standards Institution.

SURVIVE is a partnership between the UK Government, the Police Service, motoring services organisations and the motoring industry. SURVIVE aims to improve the safety of breakdown and recovery operators' employees and customers in breakdown and recovery situations.

The requirements within PAS 43 have been agreed by the major organisations within the breakdown and recovery industry.

PAS 43 / NHSS 17 and 17B are now an auditable standards and ACS Registrars is the industry specialist in this sector and fully accredited with UKAS to issue accredited PAS 43 / NHSS 17 and 17B Certificates which are fully acceptable to all motoring organisation / clubs, Roadwork / Highways Contractors and Police.

NHSS 17 and 17B
The National Highways Sector Scheme 17 (NHSS 17) covers businesses that carry out vehicle recovery at highway construction sites for Highways England (Does not include Wales and Scotland). This includes free removal and recovery during construction.
NHSS 17B covers vehicle recovery and removal on controlled roads, including working with the Police.


NHSS 17 17B – 9001:2015 Issue-1 (09-2017)
NHSS 17 17b issue 4 has now undergone revision, to become NHSS 17 17B – 9001:2015 Issue-1
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