The RSA is introducing a system of risk rating for Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) operators. This risk rating is known as the “Commercial Vehicle Operator Risk Indicator” (CVORI).
Operators will be risk assessed based on the following items:
The elements which will be taken into account when carrying out the risk assessment are evidence based and it is not intended that items such as uncorroborated information or non traffic or transport related convictions would influence your risk assessment
Your risk rating will be based on a “Red/Amber/Green” status with a red assessment being reflective of a higher risk being assigned and a green assessment presenting a lower risk.
The risk indicator will increase to reflect non-compliances and the level of increase will depend on items such as gravity of defects, number of infringements and test history. The timing of detections is also relevant with items detected more recently having a greater bearing
We weight your score over three years, which simply means that we take recent improvements into account.
While the main purpose of the CVORI is to support effective enforcement by targeting enforcement more so at those who are non-compliant thereby minimising inconvenience for compliant operators, the CVORI will also be particularly useful in allowing for a sectorial/industry approach to enforcement. For example, where it is evident from the CVORI that the roadworthiness standard of vehicles within a particular commercial vehicle sector (e.g. trailers, school buses) is disproportionately poor or represents a higher road safety risk and is not up to the required standards then the RSA can focus its resources on enforcement, education & awareness of this particular sector in order to increase compliance and improve roadworthiness of commercial vehicles.