1. Why is there a need to video record bridge crossings?
2. When do I need to video record a bridge crossing?
3. Who is responsible for Bridge Video Supervision?
4. What am I required to record?
5. Is there anything else am I required to verbally state on the recording device?
6. Where does it tell me what bridges need to be video recorded?
7. Why do I need to have two pilots now instead of just one?
8. Can I operate without accredited pilots under bridge video supervision?
9. Is there a possibility of requiring more than two pilots?
10. Where do I get the equipment necessary to video record a bridge crossing to meet the requirements?
11.Is handheld video camera footage of the crossing acceptable?
12. Do I have too verbally Identify every specified structure crossing?
13. What documentation do I have to record?
14. What information do I have to record in the Bridge Video Supervision Register?
15. Do I need to video record the whole journey?
16.What do I do with the video recordings once the trip is completed?
17. How long do I have to keep the recordings for?
18. What happens if I am notified that I am going to be audited for the bridge crossings?
19. Is it a WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Audit?
20. What happens if it is found that I have done a few things incorrectly in the outcome of the audit?
21. What happens if I fail to respond to a Bridge Video Supervision Audit Request or if I do not satisfactorily address a Corrective Action Request?
Bridge Video Supervision may be applied as a condition of permit over one or more structures and on one or more roads in Western Australia when you are issued any of the following permits:
For the purpose of Bridge Video Supervision Conditions and Compliance, where the permit specifies that it is issued subject to Bridge Video Supervision Conditions, the operator who is nominated on the permit shall be deemed as the primary operator and shall be considered the party responsible, in relation to the “Bridge Video Supervision Conditions”
• Your (driver’s) full name • The relevant permit number being used• The trip start time and date • The start location of trip• The end location of trip
You must also record the above information on any other subsequent day where the same permit number has been used. You must video record the crossing of every bridge that is specified on the permit.
You must clearly identify all bridges to be crossed (use either bridge number or name), as specified in any permit where you are required to conduct Bridge Video Supervision.
Yes, if the specified structure is positioned in such a manner that does not make it possible to control approaching traffic, in all directions, using only 2 pilots, then additional pilots will be required. It is part of the operator’s responsibilities to assess the route prior to departure and identify the structures that will require additional pilots.
Video equipment that meets the requirements of the conditions (i.e. records in the correct format, has an overlay of the current time, date and vehicle speed, records audio and GPS (optional) and is mountable in the cabin of the vehicle) are available on the market place. Examples are quite easily found either via searching on the internet, from car audio/visual businesses or electronics providers.
No. The recording device must be mounted in or on the front of the vehicle for hands-free operation, as close as practicable to the horizontal centerline of the vehicle that meets regulation 263 of the Road Traffic Code 2000 and in a manner that will enable the recording device to record a clear field of vision directly in front of the vehicle and the bridge(s) during the crossing.
No. In an effort to improve driver and road safety, if you are the driver and your recording device is in good working condition , you may not be required to verbally identify every specified bridge crossing as required in the bridge video supervision conditions, provided the following criteria is met;• The recording device you use, must comply with all recording device and image requirements listed in the Bridge Video Supervision Conditions, and • You are proficient in the use of the recording equipment, and• Provided the device can display during replay, the latitude and longitude measurement specifications of bridge locations, and• Provided you continuously record the entire tripNote: If you are an employee (driver) or sub-contractor you are advised to obtain clarification and approval to use this method from the operator who is nominated on the permit, before you commence your trip.
If you are the primary operator, you must develop, maintain and keep the following Bridge Video Supervision records and documentation, in electronic and/or in hard copy version:
You must record and keep up to date, specific bridge video supervision related information on a Register and complete an entry in this Register for every single trip permit issued to you that stipulates Bridge Video Supervision across specified bridges is a condition, (whether that permit is used or not)
If an audit to check operator compliance with video bridge supervision conditions is to be conducted on an operator, the operator will be contacted by MRWA and a date set for the audit. An audit will then be conducted at the operators premise to view footage of bridge crossings of any permits requiring bridge video supervision the operator may have used within the past 12 months. There may also be occasions when you are requested to forward the recording to MRWA.
If the audit assessment has identified that an operator has not complied with any of the Bridge Video Supervision Conditions, then depending on the severity, type and number of breaches, a Corrective Action Request(s) may be issued to the operator requesting that the breach(s) be addressed by a specified date.
In the case where an operator fails to respond to a Bridge Video Supervision Audit Request then Main Roads WA will initiate a process where the operator could be restricted from obtaining any further permits that have Bridge Video Supervision as a condition of that permit, until such time as the matter is resolved.Severe detections of non-compliance with the bridge video supervision conditions (such as not taking video footage of bridge crossings or repeated breaches) may result in future applications by the operator for permits requiring bridge video supervision being refused. This means that you will not be approved to operate your vehicle at excess mass limits where a permit specifies that Bridge Video Supervision is a condition. If this situation occurs, you may still be approved to operate a vehicle at a lower excess mass limit.