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