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CoR Compliance Email Update – 15th January 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

Fatigue Expert Calls for 10 hours daily limit for Drivers

Professor Ann Williamson has called for a radical overhaul of current fatigue management laws, including scrapping the basic fatigue management (BFM) module that allows drivers to work 14-hour days.

Work Diary Exemption Extended to March

Truck drivers in New South Wales have an extra month to adopt new work diary requirements that will bring the state into line with other jurisdictions.

Freight Delays expected after Spirit of Tasmania Damage

Spirit of Tasmania II will be unable to sail indefinitely after gusty winds caused the ferry to break its moorings and bang into the car bridge at Station Pier in Melbourne

ACT trials new heavy vehicle safety and compliance system

NHVR Executive Director of Regulatory Compliance, Tony Kursius, said the ACT demonstration was part of a critical series of national trials the NHVR is leading to showcase the benefits of real-time, agency-linked, data-collection and monitoring software used at the roadside.

News updates

Adelaide truck driver Darren Hicks, accused of 2014 South Eastern Freeway double fatality, to face court

A 41-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man died after a truck, driven by Darren Hicks, allegedly ploughed into three stopped cars at the start of the freeway at Urrbrae in Adelaide’s south-east during August 2014.

Transport Company Owner to face court over alleged underpayments

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has begun legal proceedings against Sumerdeep Singh, the former operator-owner of a transport company based in the northern coast of New South Wales, for allegedly unpaying 12 truck drivers more than $143,000 between 2011 and 2014.

TWU wants 30-day payment terms throughout trucking industry

Fresh from securing mandatory minimum rates for owner-drivers, the TWU is now trying to halt the alarming increase in the time it is taking parties in the supply chain to settle accounts with their transport providers.

Truck transporting glass rolls over in Brisbane

Authorities had closed both lanes of Old Chatswood Rd while the cleanup was underway.

Truck overturns after clipping train

In the collision, the truck also brought down a light post and the exposure of live-wires will likely result in the crossing being closed for several hours as the police and Queensland Rail conduct their investigations.

NSW truck driver swerves to avoid certain death

This incident happened on the Pacific Highway near Clybucca on December 15 last year but has only just emerged after it was uploaded to the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page overnight.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Risk Management Procedure?

The Risk Management Procedure sets out the processes and requirements of the Risk Management Framework, key responsibilities, and supporting records, policies and procedures.

The Risk Management Framework can also be called a Risk Management System, Risk Management Process or Risk Assessment Framework. Regardless of the name of the document, it will contain a set of steps that the organisation will use to identify, assess, control and monitor risks.

The Risk Management Framework is a standard set of processes and requirements adopted throughout the organisation. The framework can be used in any function or area of an organisation – from driver fatigue to intellectual property to customer service. It consists of the following stages:

  • Establish the context
  • Identify risks
  • Assess risks
  • Treat risks
  • Monitor & review
  • Communicate & consult

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