ISO 39001

Reduce Traffic Accidents and save lives


The ISO 39001:2012 standard outlines the requirements for a Road Traffic Safety management system (RTS).

The standard enables an organization that interacts with road traffic systems to reduce serious injuries and death caused by road traffic accidents. Every year the lives of approximately 1.35 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash according to the data presented by the World Health Organization.


The requirements in ISO 39001:2012 include:

  • the development and implementation of an appropriate RTS policy;
  • the development of RTS objectives and action plans incorporating legal and organization-specific requirements;
  • and additional detail provided on criteria relating to RTS that that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence.

Who can be certified to ISO39001

Road Traffic Safety Management is something relevant to all organizations, regardless of business type or scale.

  • Organizations using motor vehicles (trucks) for transporting goods or providing business services
  • Organizations involved in the designing, manufacturing, maintaining, and inspecting of motor vehicles (i.e. Automobile manufactures)
  • Organizations involved in the designing, building, operating and maintaining of roads (i.e. Road authorities, construction companies, manufacturers of equipment used in the road traffic system)
  • Organizations involved in the transporting of goods or passengers (i.e. truck, bus, taxi companies)
  • Organizations involved in establishing Road Traffic Safety laws (i.e. governments, local public organizations)
  • Organizations involved in providing emergency medical care (i.e. emergency medical centers, hospitals)
  • Organizations and businesses having parking facilities (i.e. supermarket, parking management companies)


Some of the direct benefits achieved by ISO 39001 certified companies include

  • Improves company’s brand value and image.
  • Reduces safety measure costs.
  • Creates a sustainable business structure.
  • Leads to fewer traffic accident fatalities and serious injuries.
  • Provides opportunity for establishing Road Traffic Safety Management System and helps in setting goals by identification and mitigation of Road Safety Risks


Step 1: Proposal for Certification – Contact AVRV and exchange of preliminary information. AVRV provides you a proposal based on the size and nature of your organization, detailing the the cost and time involved.

Step 2: Optional pre-audit – You may decide to perform pre-audit to assess the readiness of your organization for the audit. This stage is optional

Step 3: Stage 1 Audit – Readiness review of your management system to verify the status of your organization for certification that includes compliance of your documented system, examination of key elements of the system and planning of next audit steps. At the end of this step you will receive a report summing up all findings (critical and non critical).

Step 4: Stage 2 Audit – Evaluation of the implementation and systems effectiveness through observation of working practices, personnel interviews and examination of records. At the end of this stage all audit finding will be presented to you by the lead auditor that include nonconformities, opportunities for improvement and positive aspects.

Step 5: Recommendation for Certification – The auditors team shall propose their recommendation based on the evaluation and review of the effective implementation of corrections and corrective actions on findings raised during Stage 1&2 Audits. The final audit report is forwarded for the review and decision.

Step 6: Technical Review and Issue of Certificate subject to successful audit –Appointed independent and impartial team of AVRV reviews the audit report and the recommendation of the audit team and decides further on granting or not certification.

Step 7: Awarding Certification –The client is informed on the results of the certification decision and following successful certification a three years certification cycle is initiated and a certificate is issued

Step 8: Surveillance audit – Each year the validity of the certification remains subject to successful surveillance audits. Every twelve months we will verify that the management system conforms to the requirements of the standard.

Step 9: Re-certification – After 3 years and before the expiry of your certification our routine visit will be extended to enable a re-certification audit.

The technical review and decision of certification includes granting, refusing, maintaining, renewing, suspending, restoring or withdrawing certification or expanding or reducing the scope of the certification.

Certification Flowchart

The roadmap of the certification process is summarized as follows


The technical review and decision of certification includes granting, refusing, maintaining, renewing, suspending, restoring or withdrawing certification or expanding or reducing the scope of the certification.

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