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CoR Compliance Email Update – 25th November 2016

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

NHVR Releases CoR Survey Preliminary Results

The preliminary results show a review of business systems will boost heavy vehicle safety and productivity, the NHVR says.

RMS Raises Sydney Truck and Dog concern

NSW RMS targeting trucks involved in the Sydney construction boom. A higher risk trucking sector currently worrying New South Wales authorities is construction truck and dogs in the Sydney metropolitan area.

Regulator to look at Murray Goulburn DC

Yesterday we revealed that dairy giant Murray Goulburn had waiting practices at its big distribution centre in Melbourne which appeared to breach the chain of responsibility law on fatigue. Drivers waiting at the big MG distribution centre at Laverton North have had to stay alert, sometimes for hours on end, past their timeslots.

Crashes Spark Operation Carter Near Wollongong

A joint traffic taskforce operation has targeted heavy vehicles in New South Wales in the wake of a number of crashes at Mount Ousley on the Princess Highway.

News updates

Forcing Drivers out of the Industry

In his latest column for Owner//Driver, owner-operator and columnist Ken Wilkie has turned his eye to the supposed shortage of drivers in the transport industry, musing that it may just be the fault of enforcement.

NATROAD Takes a swipe at Victorian Safe Rates Inquiry

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has taken a hard line against a Victorian government move to review that state’s laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors.

CILTA Races Towards Signature Awards Event

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) annual Awards for Excellence is looming, with finalists already announced and even making that shortlist viewed as an accomplishment.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Document and Record Control Policy?

The purpose of a Document and Record Control Policy is to establish the framework under which workplace documents and records are created and managed.

The key components of a Document and Record Control Policy include:

  • a commitment to achieving work health and safety (WHS) document and record control that meet legal obligations
  • a summary of the Document and Record Control Framework
  • a summary of key roles and responsibilities involved in the framework

The Document and Record Control Policy supports CoR as it supports the requirements to create and maintain CoR documentation and records.

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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