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CoR Compliance Email Update – 16th October 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

NHVR Clarifies Work Diary Exemption Rules

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is ramping up its information campaign on electronic work diaries and fatigue management. Click here for more Industry Updates.

Western Australia Approves 60m Road-Trains in the Pilbara

The 60m road trains will undertake a three-month trial in the Pilbara on the Great Northern Highway between Munjina-Roy Hill Road and Utah Point, Port Hedland.

NVHR Eyes November Deadline for new Inspection Manual.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is eyeing a November deadline for the release of new national inspection standards for the trucking industry.

Sydney Tunnel Strike Fines Hit Delta and Sims

A tunnel strike incident in Sydney has cost a consignor and a loader around $100,000 each in the New South Wales Supreme Court.

New Executive Director Appointed at LBCA

One of the country’s most experienced transport association executives has taken on a senior role at the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association (LBCA).

Leaner Penalties seen for Firms making Safety Effort

Taking positive steps on workplace health and safety can reduce penalties ascribed to earlier incidents, an industrial lawyer advises

Fixed Rates for Owner-Drivers Should Begin in July 2016

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has backed minimum pay rates proposal for owner-drivers but wants changes made before it is introduced, including delaying the start date.

Chain of Responsibility Workshops focus on Civil Construction Sector

New South Wales’ road authority is in the midst of a chain of responsibility (COR) education program focusing on the civil construction and related road transport. The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) initiative comes as the state looks to ramp up infrastructure upgrades, with much of it around greater Sydney.

News updates

 New regulations unrealistic says LRTA

A NEW compulsory load management plan has “utterly ripped off” the agricultural sector and is set to cost the industry millions once it is introduced in January 2016.

Lack of written Reports Hobbled investigation into Fatal Truck Crash

Parties involved in the transport of steel girders that led to the death of Leonie Darling potentially avoided prosecution under chain of responsibility (COR) because investigators could not establish a paperwork trail.

Semi-trailer bursts into flames after hitting powerlines at Ryde in Sydney’s north.

A Semi-trailer carrying polystyrene foam has been gutted by fire after hitting powerlines on Neville Street at Ryde in Sydney’s north.

Cameron Avoids Redundancy Payouts as ORORA deal ends.

The Glen Cameron Group has avoided redundancy payments for 19 workers who finished up with the company at the end of a key contract.

Truck explodes into fireball after crash on Hume Highway at Barnawartha North

A truck exploded into a ball of flames after running off the Hume Highway and hitting a tree on Tuesday evening.

Cement Truck Rollover in Spring Hill

A Cement mixer rolled on Gregory Terrace at Spring Hill causing long delays on the Story Bridge. The driver managed to escape unharmed.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Consultation and Communication Policy?

The purpose of a Consultation and Communication Policy is to set out the commitment to involve employees in the areas and decisions that impact their health and safety.

The key components of a Consultation and Communication Policy include:

  • a commitment to regular, genuine consultation and communication
  • the purpose of consultation and communication
  • a summary of consultation and communication arrangements, methods, timing and frequency
  • a summary of key roles and responsibilities involved in consultation and communication, such as the health and safety representatives and health and safety committees

The Consultation and Communication Policy supports CoR as it helps to ensure that employees have:

  • involvement in the decisions around CoR that impact them and their role
  • their CoR responsibilities communicated to them

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Kind regards,

Steven Asnicar

CoR Australia