CoR Compliance Email Update – 1st May 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
Chain of Responsibility takes effect in Western Australian
New chain of responsibility provisions have taken effect in Western Australia to hold all parties in the supply chain accountable for mass, dimension and load restraint breaches.
Nation’s trucking Regulator to lead development of national safety and compliance action plan
More than 30 decision-makers from Australia’s road transport agencies, police services and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) have gathered in Brisbane to set national priorities for heavy vehicle road safety.
New traffic laws set to roll out
The most comprehensive restructure of Western Australian road traffic legislation in over 40 years is to take effect on 27 April 2015.
Union calls for the imprisonment of transport executives running unsafe operations
A union has called for the imprisonment of transport executives who are caught running unsafe operations.
Fatal Mona Vale truck crash: Doubt cast on re-enactment evidence
Crucial re-enactment evidence in the case of a fatal truck crash on Sydney’s northern beaches was entirely funded by Cootes Transport.
How to alert drivers to fatigue
Fatigue in professional and recreational drivers leads to twice as many crashes as drink-driving and, in 2013, caused 18 per cent of fatalities on NSW roads.
Endycott blames greed for chain of responsibility problems
NSW road compliance boss says trucking companies are having to quote ever lower spiralling prices to gain work.
TWU Outraged At 50% Defect Truck Rate; Applauds SAPOL Work
The Transport Workers’ Union is outraged that almost half of all trucks stopped by SAPOL during yesterday’s Operation Shake-Up were defected for brakes and steering issues.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation 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.
Use the checklist below as a guide to develop or validate your Consultation and Communication Policy:
- 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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