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
Federal work health and safety regulator Comcare has announced legal proceedings against national waste management company Cleanaway, formerly Transpacific Industries, over a crash in Adelaide that killed two people.
The National Transport Commission (NTC) is seeking feedback from industry and government bodies, and transport operators to help develop a new framework that will define and measure Australia’s land transport productivity.
The 18-month trial involves reducing the speed of trucks to 90km/h along a 10-kilometre section of the freeway – between Huntingdale Road and Jacksons Road.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will set up a technical working group to oversee its safety initiatives, CEO Sal Petroccitto announced during the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) meeting in Perth today.
While fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks have decreased nearly 14 percent compared to the previous corresponding period, the figures for articulated truck crashes paint a grim picture with a 6.7 percent increase, according to Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE’s) June quarter report on heavy vehicle crashes.
A Former employee of Blenners Transport has brought a nearly $690,000 suit against the Queensland-based company for fatigue management charges.
As part of Operation Impact, New South Wales police have issued a defect notice for a truck allegedly capable of reaching speeds of 134.9km/h.
Car clipped by truck spins across four lanes of Brisbane traffic
The video shows an oblivious truck driver merging into the Mitsubishi’s lane, clipping it and sending it spiralling into the path of another truck in the far right lane.
The 46-year-old driver is believed to have lost control, causing the tanker, which was carrying 34,000 litres of fuel, to overturn on Wentworth Avenue at the intersection of Southern Cross Drive.
The driver of the truck that caused more than a million dollars damage to the Acton Tunnel last year has been fined $3,000.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have the Load Management Procedure?
The Load Management Procedure sets out the processes and requirements of the Load Risk Management Framework, key responsibilities, and supporting records, policies and procedures.
The Load Risk Management Framework will contain the same set of stages.
Identify risks will focus on those tasks and roles that have a potential impact on unsafe loading practices, such as:
- consignors who put the wrong mass or dimensions on the consignment note
- packers who do not accurately record the total mass and dimensions of palletised goods
- loaders who use insufficient load restraint methods or over-load vehicles
Does your Load Management Procedure include:
- The purpose and scope of the procedure
- The stages of the Load Risk Management Framework
- A detailed explanation of the processes and requirements of each stage of the Load Risk Management Framework
- Key roles and detailed responsibilities involved in the Load Risk Management Framework
- Key records and reporting outputs of the Load Risk Management Framework
- Requirements for regular monitoring, review and audit of the Load Risk Management Framework
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