Roads and Maritime Services recently formalised changes to the dimensions for length and height that are considered ‘High Risk’ and therefore require a Transport Management Plan. Since 6 January 2014, TMPs are required for any Oversize and/or Overmass (OSOM) movements that are classified as ‘High Risk’, on a ‘High Risk’ route or involved in the movement of a ‘Critical/Sensitive Load’.
The new changes to TMP ‘High Risk’ dimension requirements are as follows:
· TMP to be required if > 40 metres on single carriageway sections; and
· TMP to be required if > 50 metres on dual carriageway sections.
· TMP to be required if > 5.2 metres high and within 200 millimetres of overhead structure(s) (including trees, overpasses and bridges).
Roads and Maritime initiated the changes in response to the re-assessment of risks associated with long loads travelling on single and dual carriageway sections of the network. Changes to the height requirements clarify when a TMP is required for high loads.
A copy of the updated TMP Fact sheet is attached and further information is available on the Roads and Maritime website at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/heavy-vehicles/road-access/restricted-access-vehicles/oversize-overmass.html#TransportManagementPlans(TMPs).
If you have further questions about Transport Management Plans please contact the Special Permits Unit, Roads and Maritime on 1300 361 570 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.