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CoR Compliance Email Update – 18th December 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

Toll lays down the law to Sub-Contractors

Toll group manager of road transport compliance Dr Sarah Jones says the company vets prospective sub-contractors to ensure they meet expected standards to operate safely and compliantly.

New National Inspection Manual Promises Consistency for Trucking

The National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual gives the country’s trucking operators and multiple transport agencies access to a single set of uniform standards to refer to when checking a truck’s roadworthiness.

National Probes within Two Years

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is pushing for consistent cross-border investigative standards backed up with highly-trained and well-resourced investigators.

Coles in Compliance Hot Water as RMS Demands Reform

New South Wales authorities will hold high-level talks with Coles executives to demand significant improvements to its operations after serious heavy vehicle breaches were again detected within the retailer’s distribution centre network.

News updates

Two injured in Murgheboluc crash after ute and truck collide

Two brothers have been hospitalised after their vehicle collided with a truck in heavy fog west of Geelong.

Truck carrying kegs of beer gets trapped under bridge

Christmas cheer came a little early on the roads today when a truck carrying kegs of beer got wedged under the rail viaduct in South Lismore.

Sydney traffic: major delays after truck overturns at Dee Why intersection
The heavy vehicle, which was carrying 24 tonnes of tiles in a container, came down the hill and swung left, flipping on its side, he said.

One dead, one seriously injured in collision between truck and car at Lancefield

A man has been killed and a truck driver has been seriously injured following a collision between a truck and a car at Lancefield, north of Melbourne

Mr Fluffy asbestos truck crashes on Uriarra Road

The truck was carrying damp rubble from a demolished Mr Fluffy house to the Belconnen tip. Any asbestos from the property had been removed separately and transported in sealed barrels to the Mugga Lane tip.

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

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.

Merry Christmas,

Steven Asnicar

CoR Australia