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CoR Compliance Email Update – 24th July 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

COR reforms on track
Reforms to the chain of responsibilities regime has taken a step closer with a recent release by the National Transport Commission. The NTC discussion paper details the proposed specific requirements of participants in the supply chain.

National figures on heavy vehicle offences for 2015
Operation Austrans is over for another year, but that doesn’t mean enforcement action has stopped around Australia.

Hackers ‘remotely carjack’ Jeep and drive it into ditch
Hackers remotely carjacked a Jeep, took control of it and crash it into a ditch.

TIC Sees effective local shield to vehicle hacking
The Truck Industry Council (TIC) believes the Australian tougher laws and regulations will protect commercial vehicles from the type of vehicle hacking danger illustrated this week in the United Sates.

Rigid truck fatal crash figures refuse to go the right way
Articulated truck fatal crashes have continued their downward trend but those involving heavy rigids show a stubborn consistency, the latest Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport, and Regional Economics (BITRE) figures show.

Distribution centres being targeted by RMS
Distribution centres belonging to big-name transport clients are in the sights of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of efforts to enforce chain of responsibility.

Owner-drivers face fines of 600k in Chain of Responsibility reforms
NTC supports significant increase in penalties for those who breach chain of responsibility.

ALC Says national tresuries must push for road reform
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) believes the nations Treasurers and their departments must press the case for road charging to get the reform proposal out of its rut.

South Australia to host automated vehicle trials
Driverless vehicles are set to face their first real testing in Australia.

Green light day promotes industry Careers
Students to learn about transport and logistics careers from industry leaders.

News updates

Freak truck crash mayhem
It was only through pure luck that a bad accident on the Cunningham Highway didn’t turn into a tragic one yesterday afternoon.

Truck crash blocks road for five hours
THE main road between Gatton and Esk was blocked for more than five hours overnight after a truck crash brought a large tree down onto the road.

Tow-truck driver involved in rollover
A TOW-truck driver rolled his vehicle in Esk while hauling another car.

Entries are open for freight industry awards
The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is again seeking entries for the annual Australian Freight Industry Awards.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Under the WHS Act, a PCBU has the primary duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of workers and other persons are not put at risk from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business. This includes ensuring the safe use, handling and storage of substances.

The WHS Regulations include specific duties for a PCBU to manage the risks to health and safety associated with using, handling, generating and storing hazardous chemicals at a workplace. The duties include the provision of information, training, instruction and supervision to workers and any other persons at the workplace such as visitors.

The PCBU must ensure that information, training and instruction provided to a worker is suitable and adequate having regard to:

  • the nature of the work carried out by the worker
  • the nature of the risks associated with the work at the time the information, training or instruction is provided
  • the control measures implemented.

Information, training and instruction must be provided in such a way that it is easily understood. The amount of detail and extent of training will depend on the nature of the hazards and the complexity of the work procedures and control measures required to minimise the risks.

Records of training provided to workers should be kept, documenting who was trained, when and on what.

Source: Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace code of practice July 2014

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Kind regards,

Steven Asnicar

CoR Australia