According to data from the Spanish Red Cross, road traffic accidents are the primary cause of death in Spain for certain age groups of the population. At a global level, 1.3 million people die each year in road accidents, with another 50 million suffering some level of injury. It is forecast that road accidents will be the world’s third most common cause of death by the year 2020.
The social and economic impact of such incidents provides the context for the development of UNE ISO 39001, the standard for road traffic safety (RTS) management systems. The standard has a clear goal: to help organisations reduce the rate of road accidents related to their professional activity.
What is UNE ISO 39001 certification?
UNE ISO 39001 provides guidelines for an organisation’s behaviour with regards to road safety systems, helping companies to identify their risks and coordinate the various elements of such a system so as to establish, evaluate and comply with accident-reduction policies.
UNE ISO 39001 certification clearly demonstrates a company’s commitment to reducing its rate of road accidents. It is also important to note that Spanish Royal Decree 404/2010 sets out a system of social security bonuses for companies demonstrating such a commitment.
The UNE ISO 39001 standard for RTS management systems shares the same structure as, and is therefore compatible with, other better-known management systems including ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 – in particular occupational health and safety and social responsibility systems.
- Contributes to reducing the rate of road accidents related to the organisation’s professional activity
- Demonstrates a commitment to road safety
- Gives employees the highest possible guarantees of road safety
- Ensures the suitability of the organisation’s road safety policies
- Minimises the direct costs of road accidents
- Offers customers and potential customers enhanced service guarantees
Why certify with Applus+ Certification?
Applus+ Certification is a prestigious independent body that was established to help organisations achieve their aim of continuous improvement. We assess the specific needs of our clients so that our auditors, who specialise in the sectors in question, can add maximum value while evaluating an organisation’s compliance.
Our teams of professionals draw up customised certification plans taking into account client structures, processes and areas of activity. Our global presence, extensive product portfolio and wide-ranging accreditations enable us to provide our clients with a comprehensive, expert and tailormade service.