CoR Compliance Email Update – 11th September 2015
Welcome to your weekly CoR Compliance Email Update! This Newsletter 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
NSW Blitz Reveals Drug Driving and Load Restraint Breaches.
Three truck drivers have tested positive to drugs in a one-day blitz by New South Wales Police and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) across the state.
Concerned Driver call NHVR over Fatigue Management Issues
A recent spate of calls from truck drivers to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) about fatigue management has prompted a reminder about how to comply with the law.
AMSA detains ship for Maritime Labour Convention breaches
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has detained the Panama flagged bulk carrier MV Apellis after an inspection revealed a number of deficiencies relating to the working conditions of the crew.
Fog claims driver’s truck and job
Heavy fog, a wet road, a slippery slope and a common traffic violation cost a truck driver his load and his livelihood, on top of the $330 he was fined in Gympie Magistrates Court this week.
Truck crashes into Maylands house
A council worker has been taken to hospital for an assessment after he crashed a street sweeper into a Maylands house, causing extensive damage to the home and a new Mercedes.
Truck rolls on Bruce Hwy, one in hospital
A 33-YEAR-OLD man has suffered lacerations to his head and face after he was involved in a truck rollover on the Bruce Hwy, Isis River last night.
Truck rollover on Bangalow Lismore Road at Binna Burra
The driver of the semi-trailer that rolled on the Bangalow Lismore Road this morning was a 46-year-old Brisbane man. He was travelling towards Bangalow, about 6km west of Bangalow, when the semi-trailer tipped and landed on its side just after 9am.
Training industry updates
Compliance with training standards increasing
RTOs compliance with the required national Standards has increased, but more work needs to be done, according to the regulator. Analysis by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) of compliance rates since new national Standards were implemented in early 2015 showed that 87 per cent of RTOs were compliant at the end of the audit process. ASQA Chief Commissioner Chris Robinson said this represented an increase of close to five per cent on the 82.4 per cent compliance rate under the previous Standards.
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- a summary of key roles and responsibilities involved in the framework.
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