SGS Bulgaria Certifies the Executive Agency "Road Traffic Administration" According to ISO 39001 - Road Safety Management System
On 16.09.2020 the ISO 39001 certificate was presented to the Executive Agency "Automotive Administration" by the Executive Director of SGS Bulgaria EOOD, Dimitar Marikin in the presence of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rosen Zhelyazkov.
The road traffic safety management system was established by the Automobile Administration Executive Agency in implementation of the package of measures adopted by the Council of Ministers to limit road traffic accidents with injured citizens during work. The system includes good practices based on international experience in road traffic safety management summarized in the standard BDS ISO 39001: 2014.
The awarding of the certificate coincided with the Day without road traffic fatalities, a Europe-wide campaign to raise awareness of road safety. The aim of the initiative is to reduce the number of traffic fatalities – currently up to 70 per day across Europe – to zero, at least for one day. The campaign is organized for the fifth consecutive year by the European Network of Traffic Police, with the support of the European Commission.
The ISO 39001 standard specifies the requirements that a road traffic safety management system must meet in order to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries as a result of road accidents.
The certification of a road traffic safety management system according to the ISO 39001 standard is a tool that affects any public or private organization that participates in road transport of people and goods or manages the mobility of its personnel, its vehicles and / or infrastructure and interaction with the road traffic system. Among them are also the organizations that design, construct and maintain the road infrastructure; organizations that generate road traffic (managing companies of ports, airports, car parks, public mobility, etc.).
The implementation of an effective management system according to the ISO 39001 standard allows reduction of accidents, claims and related costs and various economic benefits such as reduction of repair costs and downtime of people and vehicles, reduction of insurance premiums, etc.