In recent years, we have seen more and more fleets making the admirable commitment to improve the ANCAP rating of their fleets – thereby improving the safety of their workers.
One thing that is often missed is the fact that ANCAP changes the requirements for a vehicle to gain a 5 star rating every 2 years or so.
This year is a perfect example – ANCAP increased the 5 star requirement to include compulsory autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems. This put many ute manufacturers under pressure to produce a vehicle with a high level of standard specs on base models that were previously unheard of.
This means for example if you purchased a Holden Colorado 3 years ago with a 5 Star ANCAP, it may no longer meet the 5 star rating requirements.
When accessorising your vehicle, consider the impacts each accessory could have on the safety rating of your fleet.
For example, when looking at installing a bullbar to your vehicles, consider how this compares with the ANCAP frontal impact standards – it could be having a detrimental impact to the safety of your fleet! We have a bullbar range that meets ANCAP standards but still provides maximum protection to the front of the vehicle and allows for a winch to be mounted on the ute.
Check out the vehicle ANCAP ratings here: https://www.ancap.com.au/safety-ratings