CoR Compliance Email Update – 24th April 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
New research quantifies safety benefits of crash avoidance technologies on heavy vehicles
The Centre for Road Safety and NRMA Motoring and Services today encouraged heavy vehicle operators to consider fitting crash avoidance technologies to their vehicles, with new research pointing to the road safety benefits they deliver.
Win for QLD truck drivers on work-life distinction
The Transport Workers’ Union of Queensland together with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have won a landmark case in the Fair Work Commission which sends a strong message to employers.
RMS busts illegal grain-running operation out of Queensland
New South Wales authorities have put the skids on an illegal grain-running operation out of Queensland that skirted around heavy vehicle regulations to load beyond legal mass limits.
States can’t agree on approach to heavy vehicle roadworthiness
Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria all propose different options to manage heavy vehicle roadworthiness.
Quarter of fatal heavy vehicle crashes preventable
A quarter of fatal heavy vehicle crashes would be avoided if autonomous emergency braking systems (AEBS) were fitted, new research says.
Record fines against Scott’s and Lennons slashed
The record speeding fines imposed on Scott’s of Mount Gambier and Lennon’s Transport have been drastically reduced on appeal.
Sydney’s M7 motorway closed after fiery truck crash
A major Sydney road has been closed after a B-double truck carrying stock feed crashed and burned.
Road toll declining says BITRE
The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has released its Road Deaths Australia bulletin for March, recording a decline in road deaths during the month.
Training industry updates
Reforms underway in the Australian VET System (Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council)
You may be aware of reforms underway in the Australian VET system. As the CEO of the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) I have given a commitment that we will keep all stakeholders informed throughout this process.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have a Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy?
The purpose of a Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy is to achieve a safe and healthy work environment.
Use the checklist below as a guide to develop or validate your WHS Policy:
- an expression of the organisation’s commitment, objectives and intentions for work health and safety
- a set of general guidelines for work health and safety
- acceptance of primary responsibility for the health and safety function by senior management
- the role of health and safety representatives and health and safety committees and an expression of support for these roles
- an outline of the general responsibilities for the employer, managers, employees, contractors and visitors
The WHS Policy supports the CoR Policy as the CoR and work health and safety functions work together to provide for the safety of employees and contractors.
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