NSW OSOM Escort Accreditation Scheme

Scheme Overview

The NSW Oversize and/or Overmass Escort Vehicle Drivers Scheme (OSOM EVDS) enables industry to safely and efficiently manage OSOM vehicle journeys. This includes warning other road users of the presence of an oversize vehicle and giving traffic directions to other road users. It aims to provide greater flexibility for industry in allowing trained, competent and suitable people to facilitate OSOM journeys. These people are:

  • Accredited Escort Vehicle Providers (Providers) and
  • Authorised Escort Vehicle Drivers (AEVDs).

This scheme intends to promote transparency, public trust and confidence in the movement of OSOM loads.

Participating in the Scheme

Providers are accredited by Roads and Maritime under an Accreditation Agreement to provide escort vehicle services to transport operators in NSW. A transport operator must be a Provider to supply escort vehicle services with AEVDs who are employed or engaged by them. A Provider can also be an AEVD. The Accreditation Agreement sets out the role and obligations of Providers.

Under the OSOM EVDS, Roads and Maritime may appoint fit and proper persons to give reasonable directions for the safe and efficient regulation of traffic under clause 304 of the Road Rules 2014 (NSW). AEVDs are authorised to ensure they can provide safe escort vehicle services in accordance with the requirements of Heavy Vehicle National Law, and OSOM EVDS Operating Guidelines.

Becoming a Provider

  1. Read and understand the following two documents:
  2. Complete the Application for Accreditation as an Escort Vehicle Service Provider
  3. Attach supporting documents to the application form and submit by one of the following:
    • Email: ais@rms.nsw.gov.au
    • Post: Processing Officer – Enrolment Services, PO Box 122, Glen Innes NSW 2370
    • Fax: 1300 793 865

 Roads and Maritime will assess your application and inform you of the next steps.

Becoming an AEVD

  1. Read and understand the following two documents:
  1. Complete the following units of competency through an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO):

Please note: the “TLIF3060 Control Traffic as a Pilot Vehicle Operator” unit of competency must have been undertaken within 3 years of application for or renewal as an AEVD.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, depending on your experience and skills. Discuss this matter with your nominated RTO.

  1. Complete the Application for Authorisation of Escort Vehicle Drivers
  2. Attach supporting documents to the application form and submit by one of the following:
    • Email: ais@rms.nsw.gov.au
    • Post: Processing Officer – Enrolment Services, PO Box 122, Glen Innes NSW 2370
    • Fax: 1300 793 865.
  3. Once your application has been approved by Roads and Maritime you will be required to complete:
    • Online induction modules1 & 2 to OSOM Escort Vehicle Driver Scheme (A link will be emailed).
    • Code of Conduct session through a Roads and Maritime Services approved RTO (listed below).

Into Training Australia Pty Ltd
RTO Code: 7022
Phone 1300 739 881
Email: rodger.seaman@intotraining.com.au

Transqual Pty Ltd
RTO Code 90388
Phone: 4962 2707
Email: AnnemarieFawkner@transqual.com.au

United Transport Solutions
RTO Code: 7039
Phone: 0412 411 404
Email: carlo.lauricella@unitedtransport.net.au

On completion the trainer will send notification of your completion back to Roads and Maritime.

Once you have met all the requirements your authorisation as an AEVD in NSW will be mailed to the address marked on your application form.

Documents and forms

 

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