The risk rating system, which is called CVORI (Commercial Vehicle Operator Risk Indicator) aims to improve the safety of heavy commercial vehicles on our roads, making journeys safer for all.
If you are a commercial vehicle operator you may be inspected by the RSA either at your premises or your drivers might be stopped at the roadside .
The RSA will use the CVORI risk rating system as a tool to help decide which operators should be inspected.
To access your Risk Rating you must first register with us for an Online CVRT account and complete an online self declaration to the RSA as regards the Heavy Goods Vehicles, Buses, Trailers and Ambulances in your fleet. Only operators who have submitted a current self declaration have the ability to view their risk rating online.
The system is based on data collected by the RSA over a 3 year rolling period. There are two separate operator risk areas
An operator can have a different level of compliance in each.
An operator can have a Red risk rating in Drivers Hours but a Green risk rating in Roadworthiness.
The following documents have been developed by the RSA to help Operators understand their own risk rating when viewing it online and it also contains risk rating sample reports and some explanations of important areas.
What does the risk rating mean for HCV Operators?
Operators having a Red rating can expect to have a higher number of inspections from the RSA than those having a lower or Green rating.
Having a risk rating of Green does not mean that you will never be inspected by the RSA.
Random inspections will continue to carried out by the RSA and so every Operator can still expect some level of RSA inspections.
Each operator is assigned one risk rating for Roadworthiness and one for Drivers Hours.
Infringements and/or defects arising from encounters are included and their influence on the risk rating is determined by their severity.
Usually your rating will stay the same unless you have self declared or have some new encounters or some older encounters have moved outside the 3 year rolling period.