Australian ‘RV Accreditation Program’ a Success
RVM Australia, the overseeing body for Australia’s RV manufacturing industry, is on target to complete the rollout of its RV Manufacturing Accreditation Program (RVMAP) this year.
Launched last April, RVMAP is a key element of the association’s effort to ensure total industry compliance, according to a press release.
RVM Australia CEO David Duncan said the program had completed a scheduled review late last year to further enhance its efficiency and effectiveness. Since RVMAP uses digital tablets rather than pen-and-paper, they have been able to incorporate software to automate many of the required calculations.
Duncan explains that this year’s audits include both physical inspections of RVs and desktop audits of members’ quality and compliance systems, to help determine the frequency cycle of each member’s inspections for the future.
Duncan adds that RVMAP is a significant advancement in industry compliance since the association was formed in 1976. As an important adjunct to RVMAP, RVM Australia’s technical team has completely overhauled their Code of Practice, which will be launched in a few weeks.
Additionally, they have also facilitated the latest Australian Standards being accessible by all members at an affordable price for the first time ever.