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CoR Compliance Email Update – 17th June 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

NHVR Permit Applications to Go On-line

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has commenced the rollout of a new Customer Portal for access permits. Already it claims to have hundreds of heavy vehicle operators currently trialling the system.

New container weight regulations to soon take effect

As of 1 July 2016, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will implement new changes to regulations for container weight verifications in the shipping industry, requiring shippers to provide a verified gross mass (VGM) for containers.

Hillsbus depots raided after Western Sydney crash

Police and Roads and Maritime Service raided Hillsbus depots in Northmead, Seven Hills and Dural yesterday after one of the company’s buses hit five cars at Northmead on Wednesday.

Industry welcomes truck speed trails on Monash Freeway

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) says Labor’s speed trails along Monash Freeway will result in productivity gains for freight operators and promote safety on the road.

News updates

Coles truck hits low bridge and flips

A Coles truck has crashed after hitting a low clearance bridge at Ultimo in New South Wales earlier this morning.

NSW ‘hit and run’ truckie laughed: court
A Sydney truck driver charged over a hit and run incident that killed a grandmother laughed off a witness’s comments about blood coming from under his vehicle, a court has heard.

Miners should pay to clean up mess

The recent introduction of Chain of Responsibility provisions in the Queensland Environmental Protection Act mean those companies and their major shareholders can no longer hide behind subsidiaries in order to avoid rehabilitation costs.

Three people were taken to Orange hospital after Mitchell Highway pile-up

A collision between a car and three trucks on the Mitchell Highway yesterday morning has miraculously claimed no lives.

Western Ring Road closed: Traffic chaos after cattle truck and six cars collide

All lanes on the Western Ring Road have reopened after a horror crash involving a cattle truck and six cars left a woman fighting for her life in hospital.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the CoR Training and Communication Procedure?

The CoR Training and Communication Procedure sets out the requirements and processes to identify the parties that require training and/or communication about their CoR responsibilities and implement training and communication activities.

It also specifies key responsibilities for training and communication implementation, key records and reporting outputs and requirements for monitoring, review and audit.

The training requirements should follow a training and competency framework where:

  • workplace roles are identified
  • competencies for each role are defined
  • CoR responsibilities for each role are identified
  • the training needs for each role are analysed
  • a training plan is developed to meet the training needs

The communication requirements should follow a similar process where:

  • internal and external roles are identified (including supply chain partners)
  • CoR responsibilities for each role are identified
  • the communication requirements are identified
  • a communications plan is developed to meet the communication needs

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