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
The project is a joint initiative between the Co-operative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, the National Transport Commission, road agencies, police and industry. The ATA is a member of the project steering committee, which held its first meeting today.
Interested parties have been invited to make submissions on amendments to the light and heavy vehicle standards, which include new ways to identify hydrogen and electric powered vehicles.
Linfox plans to install text-blocking devices in its heavy vehicle fleet in an attempt to discourage its drivers from using mobile phones while driving.
Beyond good practice, companies should consider Chain of Responsibility (COR) liability insurance against unintended breaches, lawyers at Holding Redlich say.
The new QPS trailer speed cameras have detected 647 speeding road users across South East Queensland since being rolled out three weeks ago.
One driver was detected travelling at 161km/h zone in an 110km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Mons on the Sunshine Coast while another driver was captured travelling at 148km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Gympie Arterial Road at Bald Hills.
New South Wales is hitting livestock carriers hard with $550 fines for dropping small amounts of effluent. These fines do not come under environmental or council legislation but under the improper restraint clauses of the HVNL.
Five infringement and nine defect notices were issued for various offences during a five-hour heavy vehicle inspection at Mount Ousley, New South Wales
Another truck has run afoul of the notorious South Melbourne bridge, perhaps its first victim of 2017.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have a Chain of Responsibility Policy?
It is important for every organisation that is part of the chain of responsibility, to have a clear, articulated commitment to chain of responsibility that provides clear direction for employees. This is best achieved through a specific CoR Policy.
Use the checklist below as a guide to develop or validate your CoR Policy:
- a commitment statement to chain of responsibility legislation and responsibilities
- a strategy to achieve this, for example, adopting a proactive risk management approach to CoR
- an outline of the general responsibilities for each member of the chain of responsibility within the organisation
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.