What about truck parkings that have a valid certification using a previous scheme?
Parking areas having been certified under LABEL (starting from LABEL 2) or TAPA PSR between October 2016 and September 2019 shall be eligible for a ‘transition’ audit, in which the auditor audits only selected items. The requirements for transitioning are the following:
- the parking area aspiring to transition to the EU Parking Standard should be safe and secure and previously certified by an external independent third party auditor.
- the previous audit should have be carried within the last 3 years.
- the parking operator shall contact the certification entity and present the valid certificate of the previous audit. On this basis, the auditor will audit the ‘new’ elements between the previous standard and the EU Parking Standard (‘gap audit’), thereby reducing costs for the parking operator.
- if successful, the certification entity will issue the new parking certificate with a validity of 3 years from the previous audit date.
The tables showing the items that need to be audited in addition to the items audited under LABEL to obtain an EU Truck Parking Standard certification, can be downloaded below. The auditor can opt to do the audit without a site visit in the context of the transition audit.