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
A specialist transport industry lawyer says courts are imposing close to maximum penalties on organisations breaching chain of responsibility (COR) laws.
A four day truck inspection program has found the road transport industry is getting the message about the need to ensure trucks are as safe as possible.
Ten-year plan is already providing benefits for transport operators, through reduced congestion and increased safety.
The latest statistical report issued last month shows 220 people were killed in crashes involving heavy vehicles in 2014, up from 186 in 2013.
A Victoria Police operation in Melbourne earlier this week snared four truck drivers who were under the influence of drugs.
Police from the Traffic & Highway Patrol NSW have welcomed figures released showing significant decreases in fatalities involving trucks in NSW.
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has launched a new series of trucking workshop safety alerts, developed by its Industry Technical Council.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have a 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.
Use the checklist below as a guide to develop or validate your Code of Conduct Policy
Does your 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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