NSC facility audits for Saskatchewan-based carriers are conducted by our Carrier Safety Programs department. Under the NSC, carriers with a poor safety record are identified by the Saskatchewan Carrier Profile system and are targeted for facility audits.
The National Safety Program in Saskatchewan (pdf, 88 kb) summarizes the legislated requirements and recommended practices to successfully pass an NSC facility audit.
Prior audit requirements
If an audit is required, a Compliance Review Officer will contact the carrier by phone for an appointment. A letter confirming the appointment is sent requesting the following information:
- A list of all drivers employed by the carrier in the last 6 months (active and terminated), including customer numbers and the unit number and/or plate number for the vehicle each driver operates.
- The date of hire and termination for each driver.
- A list of drivers who are dangerous goods haulers, owner/operators or company drivers.
- A list of co-drivers and their driving partners.
- A list of drivers who operate only in Saskatchewan.
- A list of all valid licence plates and unit numbers, including power units, trucks, trailers and buses.
During a facility audit, Compliance Review Officers examine the records of commercial carriers to ensure compliance with the law and to check if all necessary safety programs are in place.
According to the NSC, each carrier in the province of Saskatchewan must have a specific number of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Level 1 or 5 inspections done in a 12-month period, depending on fleet size. The carrier may be required to have additional inspections completed at the time of the audit.
During the audit, the Compliance Review Officer will require a work area, including a desk or table, chair and a reachable power outlet.
Note: If the Compliance Review Officer needs to remove documents from the site, a receipt will be provided and the documents will be returned at the end of the audit process.