CoR Compliance Services

CoR Compliance Email Update – 11th March 2016

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

NTC seeks changes to unlock Quad-Axle Truck Capacity

Restrictions holding quad-axle trucks back from reaching their full potential could be pushed aside if a proposal from the National Transport Commission (NTC) is implemented.

TAS, ACT Adopt New Heavy Vehicle Inspection Standards

Trucking operators in Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have a new set of heavy vehicle inspection standards to follow after the regions adopted the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual Version 2.

Truck Companies Fined in WA Over injuries to workers

The Perth Magistrates Court has fined two companies in unrelated cases of negligence in maintaining a safe working environment that led to injuries to two workers.

Record-keeping Requirements For NHVAS Operators Reduced

Paperwork requirements on those enrolled in the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) are being reduced in a move expected to benefit thousands of trucking operators.

News updates

Truckie clocked at 124 km/h on the M1

Police say they will allege that during an inspection of the vehicle at Chinderah, it was found that the truck was fitted with a pulse generator allowing it to travel at any speed.

A Truck load of infringements in Ballina blitz

Heavy vehicle defects were found in more than a third of those inspected during a heavy vehicle compliance blitz in Ballina on Wednesday night.

Nova partners with NSW Government to combat driver fatigue
The new show is a partnership between Nova, UM, GPY&R and Transport for NSW to create the first live show dedicated to educating drivers of the risks of driving tired and help them make smarter choices to avoid doing so.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Employee Misconduct Procedure?

The Employee Misconduct Procedure sets out the requirements and processes to manage a breach of the Code of Conduct. It also specifies the key responsibilities, key records and reporting outputs and requirements for monitoring, review and audit.

The Employee Misconduct Procedure provides guidance on:

  • what actions are considered misconduct (i.e. any breach of the Code of Conduct)
  • when an employee’s decisions, behaviours and actions are subject to the procedure
  • how to report a case of misconduct
  • the process for handling misconduct
  • which types of misconduct must be investigated
  • roles and responsibilities in handling misconduct

If you have subscribed to our full access subscription, you have access to the full suite of CoR Framework templates consisting of 59 policies, procedures and tools that are ready to implement into your workplace. If you would like to upgrade your subscription, just call us on 1300 362 226.

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We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your CoR compliance initiatives.

Kind regards,

Steven Asnicar

CoR Australia