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CoR Compliance Email Update – 21st August 2015

Welcome to your weekly CoR Compliance Email Update! This Newsletter 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

NatRoad 2015: NTC moots staged reform of COR

National Transport Commission (NTC) CEO Paul Retter told this year’s annual gathering of NatRoad members the plan to slot in primary duties to the COR framework will not be a quick fix.

NatRoad 2015: Woolworths admits to poor DC scheduling policy

Woolworths has committed to improving timeslot arrangements at its distribution centres to address concerns the current approach is too inflexible.

Pathfinding Kenoss WHS case ends in $1.1m fine

The first outing of the national work health and safety law has seen the contractor of a trucking firm fined more than two thirds of the maximum penalty allowed.

NatRoad 2015: Talks to begin next month on truck charges

Consultation with the trucking industry on the establishment of a new heavy vehicle charging framework will kick off next month, the National Transport Commission (NTC) says

News updates

Roll out truck stabilisers nationally: ATA

THE trucking industry has urged a Senate committee examining road safety to recommend expanding roll stability control technology to trucks across the nation.

Chain of irresponsibility at Visy Shepparton

Giant trucking customer and operator Visy is accused of ignoring the sleep needs of long-distance drivers at one of its regional depots.

Crawfords Freightlines under scrutiny over workplace deaths

New South Wales trucking outfit Crawford Freightlines is facing scrutiny over its safety practices after two onsite deaths in the past few months.

Crawfords opens its doors to union safety inspectors

Crawfords Freightlines has conducted an on-site inspection of its Sandgate head office with representatives from the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have a 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.

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.

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