Welcome to your weekly CoR Compliance Email Update! This update will help you to keep up to date with the Chain of Responsibility laws that govern the transport and logistics industry.
Industry and legislation updates
The NHVR released its first quarterly performance scorecard at the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) national conference, highlighting the hard work of the Regulator and its stakeholders in delivering for industry.
Fatigue provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law commenced in Tasmania on Monday 30 March 2015. The implementation will see changes to work and rest limits for heavy vehicle drivers and the management of driver fatigue.
The introduction of ‘Chain of Responsibility’ provisions into road transport law will be a milestone moment for road safety in Western Australia. Chain of Responsibility’ legislation will be introduced into WA law on 27 April 2015.
Any changes to the heavy vehicle roadworthiness system must lead to uniform roadworthiness rules and enforcement, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Chris Melham said.
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of $200 million in heavy vehicle infrastructure funding through the latest round of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
Senior logistics leaders speaking at the 2015 ALC Forum have challenged governments to ensure their policies support, not hinder, industry efforts to improve supply chain efficiency.
The trucking company involved in the fatal Mona Vale crash and rife with vehicle defects less than two years ago is now one of the safest outfits on the road, New South Wales roads minister Duncan Gay says.
VicPol acknowledges there is room for improvement when it comes to its chain of responsibility prosecutions.
Latest statistics showed that 213 Australians died in crashes involving heavy vehicles in the past 12 months.
One man was killed and another injured in a highway collision between two trucks north-west of Gympie.
Ten truck drivers have been charged with heavy vehicle offences after a police and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) operation in Carrington.
A driving instructor has faced an Adelaide court accused of signing off students without properly testing their skills.
IPSWICH City Council was called in to clean up an oil spill yesterday after a truck crashed at Redbank Plains.
Victoria Police is appealing for witnesses to the truck crash which closed the Monash Freeway in both directions.
Training industry updates
The rail industry’s peak body, the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), launched the National Track Safety Induction (NTSI) courseware at the RISSB Rail Safety Conference in Melbourne.
The review of competency standards in the Road Transport sector is now in top gear, as TLISC continues to meet with key stakeholders to look more closely at a number of the ‘Driver’ qualifications.
The Standards for RTOs 2015 will be fully implemented from 1 April 2015 for existing RTOs.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have a Chain of Responsibility Policy?
It is important for every organisation that is part of the chain of responsibility, to have a clear, articulated commitment to chain of responsibility that provides clear direction for employees. This is best achieved through a specific CoR Policy.
Use the checklist below as a guide to develop or validate your CoR Policy:
- a commitment statement to chain of responsibility legislation and responsibilities
- a strategy to achieve this, for example, adopting a proactive risk management approach to CoR
- an outline of the general responsibilities for each member of the chain of responsibility within the organisation
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