14 March 2014
Following the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) 2012 decision to step back from the day-to-day management of the accrediting bodies in workplace transport training, the Accrediting Bodies Association Workplace Transport 2012 (ABA) was conceived to improve standards and bring clarity to accreditation.
This Association has now been formally founded following the signing of the membership agreement and committing to the ABA Code of Practice criteria by the founder members on 12th March 2014.
The HSE will still be involved, working in a consultative capacity, while the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) has been confirmed as independent auditor.
Founded by AITT, ITSSAR, NPORS and RTITB in a spirit of close cooperation and shared values, the ABA has been created with a simple goal: to contribute to the reduction in workplace transport incidents and help employers improve productivity and profitability through training.
Membership is open to all workplace transport training accrediting bodies.
The finalised version of the ABA’s Code of Practice will be available to download from the ABA’s website.