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
Australian Trucking Association (ATA) CEO Christopher Melham has called for a leaner, more safety-focused chain of responsibility (COR) regime as the National Transport Commission (NTC) goes about its reform process.
Trucking operators and drivers must be prepared to testify in court if they hope to secure chain of responsibility prosecutions against large players in the supply chain. That is the message from the head of COR within the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), Michael Crellin, who has implored operators and drivers to be more proactive if they wish to see results.
From August, vehicles over 4.5 tonne have been banned from sections of Greensborough Highway, Lower Plenty Road, Waiora Road, Waterdale Road and Ryans Road nightly between 10.00pm and 6.00am.
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has called for examination of operator licencing’s extension to trucking if the admittedly unsuitable National Rail Safety Law (NRSL) is to be the basis of chain of responsibility (COR) reform in road freight.
BULK Haulage Company Alcobell Pty Ltd has been convicted in the NSW Land and Environment Court and ordered to pay fines totalling $70,000 for unlawfully transporting and depositing waste on three properties located in the Lithgow local government area.
Truck drivers under the influence or hauling methamphetamine may find it a little harder in Western Australia with the state government creating a new task force to tackle interstate trafficking off the drug via road, rail, air and post.
Tieman, which designs and manufacturers bulk road tankers in Campbellfield in Victoria, is presently under the full control of its administrators but will continue to trade as expressions of interest are received.
Runaway truck narrowly avoids flattening Sydney home
An out-of-control truck has stopped just millimetres before smashing through a family home in Sydney’s north today.
Video has emerged of the moment a car was pushed along a highway by the truck it is believed to have collided with.
A REPORT will be prepared for the Coroner following a fatal crash in Sydney’s south yesterday. About 4pm (Tuesday, August 11, 2015), a truck and two cars collided on a small bridge on Heathcote Road, Heathcote.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have a Work Health and Safety Policy?
The purpose of a Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy is to achieve a safe and healthy work environment.
The key components of a WHS Policy include:
- An expression of the organisation’s commitment, objectives and intentions for work health and safety;
- A set of general guidelines for work health and safety, such as a work health and safety management system;
- Acceptance of primary responsibility for the health and safety function by senior management;
- The role of health and safety representatives and health and safety committees and an expression of support for these roles;
- An outline of the general responsibilities for the employer, managers, employees, contractors and visitors.
The WHS Policy supports the CoR Policy as the CoR and work health and safety functions work together to provide for the safety of employees and contractors.
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