CoR Compliance Services

CoR Compliance Email Update – 17th July 2015

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

COR move towards WHS means higher penalties
Progress towards marrying chain of responsibility (COR) provisions under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) with Work Health and Safety (WHS) law is progressing but that will mean higher penalties.

Owner-drivers face $600k fines under chain of responsibility reforms
Owner-drivers may face fines of up to $600,000 and five years in prison under a proposal to significantly increase penalties for chain of responsibility (COR) breaches.

Road Freight NSW steps up fight on registration charges
Road Freight NSW has called on the state and federal governments to work with the industry in developing a more effective charging scheme for road users.

News updates

Night curfews for truckies on Victorian roads
A VICROADS plan to introduce a truck curfew on major roads in Banyule will force hundreds of trucks onto Darebin roads, say angry residents.

Woolworths driver caught drunk delivering the morning after
WHEN Adam Robert Witt got behind the wheel of a Woolworths delivery truck after a long night of drinking, police were ready and waiting.

Cootes under inspection again after truck rollover
Dangerous goods outfit Cootes Transport is again under inspection in New South Wales after one of the company’s tankers collided with a car, causing the rig to roll.

End of the road for Heavy Haulage Australia
Despite some early inquiry, the trucking company’s voluntary administrator, Ferrier Hodgson partner Brendan Richards, put the eventual lack of interest in HHA as a going concern down to economic and market factors.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have an Employee Misconduct Procedure?

The Employee Misconduct Procedure sets out the requirements and processes to manage a breach of the Code of Conduct. It also specifies the key responsibilities, key records and reporting outputs and requirements for monitoring, review and audit.

The Employee Misconduct Procedure provides guidance on:

  • What actions are considered misconduct (i.e. any breach of the Code of Conduct);
  • When an employee’s decisions, behaviours and actions are subject to the procedure;
  • How to report a case of misconduct;
  • The process for handling misconduct;
  • Which types of misconduct must be investigated;
  • Roles and responsibilities in handling misconduct.

Does your Employee Misconduct Procedure include:

  • the purpose and scope of the procedure;
  • What actions are considered misconduct;
  • When an employee’s actions may be considered;
  • How to report a case of misconduct;
  • The process for handling misconduct;
  • Responsibilities, processes and tools for investigating misconduct;
  • Key records and reporting outputs for employee misconduct;
  • Requirements for regular monitoring, review and audit of misconduct information.

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