Transport Online – Expansion of supervision of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate

THE HAGUE – The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) places the emphasis in the supervision of socially relevant topics, such as incident investigations, the organization of public-private soil surveillance and the Schiphol program. In addition, the ILT will be given a number of new tasks in areas such as cyber security, drones and the Eurostar. This is stated in the ILT Multi-year Plan 2020-2024 Update 2021 (MJP) that Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (IenW) is sending to the Senate and the House of Representatives today.

Inspector General Jan van den Bos: “We are now developing supervision for the new tasks. And the most important tasks are taken up within the programs. I think it is important that we look beyond the rules; I am mainly concerned with the influence of our supervision. The ILT increases its social impact by working on matters to which citizens attach value. I realize every day how large and diverse these interests are. That is why we remain resolutely on track and we continue to focus on those areas where the risks are great. ”

Capacity

The MJP is a strategic plan in which achieving social impact is central. The ILT uses its scarce capacity for the greatest risks, where the ILT has a realistic perspective for action. New legislation and regulations require increased efforts from the ILT. A small selection of these are the supervision and enforcement of the use of drones, digital tachographs, market surveillance of vehicles and lock enforcement at Schiphol. The MJP also contains the annual work plan of the Housing Corporation Authority (Aw).

Managing on risks

The ILT-wide risk analysis (IBRA) 2020 is included as an appendix to the MJP. The ILT is tackling the most important risks from the IBRA in programs. The IBRA thus forms the basis for the MJP in the choice of subjects on which the use of the ILT is increased or decreased.

Corona

In 2020, the corona crisis had a major impact on the activities of the ILT. Part of the supervision could take place remotely, but the number of on-site inspections has been considerably lower in recent months. During the intelligent lockdown, all inspections ‘outside’ were canceled, with the exception of inspections following incidents and specific – often corona-related – risks.

Restart physical inspections

Almost all inspections were restarted in three phases between mid-June and mid-August. The consequences of corona on the implementation of the MAP in 2021 cannot be foreseen at this time, because existing and new restrictive measures can have an effect on the production and results of the ILT.

Jan van den Bos: “Now that corona is still so decisive for the way we do our work, I notice how important optimal cooperation with our stakeholders and parties under supervision is. We cannot do it alone and above all we want to jointly tackle the risks to people and the environment. It is good to see that this collaboration is established in many areas. ”

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