This Power Point provides an overview for the Future Directions in Light Vehicle Safety – BHPB and how 5 star NCAP became a global purchasing policy.


  • High number of LV incidents.
  • Vehicle rollover fatalities.
  • 90% BHP Billiton LVs no Electronic Stability Control (ESC), dual frontal or side air bags and some models no ABS.
  • ~30% Australian LVs were 3 star ANCAP.
  • Lower safety specifications in different countries.
  • Industry approach was to retrofit rollover protection (ROPS).
  • Safety “mission creep”.
  • Cost of complex compliance.

New Light Vehicle Requirements – Future Directions in Light Vehicle Safety – BHPB

  • Require all new BHP Billiton owned or leased light vehicles (excluding light vehicles dedicated and modified for underground use) to have a 5 Star New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) safety rating.
  • Prohibit installation of aftermarket equipment to 5 Star NCAP vehicles (other than special purpose light vehicles such as hi-rails and ambulances) except where necessary to meet the requirements of Appendix 2 for visibility and communications equipment:
    • ̶ Reflective stripes / Vehicle number / Flashing light assembly on roof / Buggy flag;
    • ̶ Two-way radio;
    • Appropriate tray; ̶
    • Must not must not affect stability or reduce 5 Star NCAP safety rating.
  • Transition all light vehicles to a 5 Star NCAP safety rating by 1/1/ 2016