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 National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is looking to NSW for inspiration as it develops a national maintenance compliance database.
In a recent move, VicRoads has banned access to High Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFV) exceeding 68.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM) on the West Gate Bridge, “even on a one-off basis”.
Western Australia safety watchdog is urging employers to effectively manage the movement and speed of vehicles to reduce the risk of injury and to design and maintain workplaces to ensure the safety of workers at all times.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has this week released its first series of podcasts and fact sheets for the heavy vehicle supply chain as part of a national effort to boost safety for all road users.
The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) has called on transport regulators to get serious about the application of chain of responsibility (COR) to “livestock preparation”.
A driver failed to negotiate a four metre high rail bridge on Napier St, near McNab Ave, when the shipping container his truck was carrying struck the bottom of the overpass and dislodged from the semi-trailer.
A truck driver is in hospital isolation after she rolled her vehicle while carrying highly toxic nuclear material.
An eight hour police operation in South Australia has nabbed 20 truck drivers for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs and saw 27 defect notices issued.
Tougher COR, compulsory EWDs and more rest areas are amongst numerous measures Toll says will make the trucking industry safer
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have the Code of Conduct Policy?
The purpose of a Code of Conduct Policy is to set out the standard of professional and personal behaviour expected of employees in the workplace.
The key components of a Code of Conduct Policy include:
- a summary of the core values that underpin the Code of Conduct
- an explanation of the behaviours required to embrace the core values
- a summary of key responsibilities for all employees
- an explanation of disciplinary action undertaken if the code of conduct is breached
The Code of Conduct Policy supports CoR as it articulates the responsibility of employees for appropriate conduct (which includes meeting CoR responsibilities) and the disciplinary impacts of not meeting their responsibilities (breaching the code of conduct).
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