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Alberta Occupational Safety Auditors Association
National Safety Code (NSC)
An important part of evaluating a carrier’s safety compliance is the facility audit. Facility audits are designed to review a carrier’s on-highway and safety management activities in considerable detail. During the facility audit, the Auditor will examine the carrier’s records and report on demonstrated compliance with the safety standards of the National Safety Code program and its related legislation as implemented in Alberta.
An audit program called “Assessment of Regulatory Compliance” (ARC) has been developed by Alberta Transportation. In some instances where the department has conducted or arranged for an ARC audit to be done, carriers may be charged for violations, issued an administrative penalty, conditions placed on their Safety Fitness Certificate or their Safety Fitness Rating downgraded based on evidence collected during the audit. In addition, the Auditor may give the carrier a written Action Plan containing specific directions on how to improve their driver safety and/or vehicle maintenance program. This Action Plan often would specify dates by which actions need to be taken or information provided to the department.