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CoR Compliance Email Update – 26th February 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

Authorities Fume as Trucks Continue to ignore Galston Gorge Warnings

Authorities in New South Wales have taken aim at truck drivers ignoring over-length signs on Galston Gorge and warned them they risk losing their livelihood, after three trucks were caught in quick succession breaching length restrictions last week.

Transport Operator Hit with Massive Fine for underpaying truck drivers

A Victorian transport company and its owner have been smacked with a heavy fine after underpaying three truck drivers over a two-year period.

RSRT Releases interim Report on Waste Management

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) has released its interim report on the waste management sector following an official inquiry launched in February last year

NHVR Instigates Further White Paint Rule Changes

The restriction surrounding white rear bumper bars on semi-trailers has been further relaxed after the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) loosened restrictions on in-service models.

FWC Orders LINFOX to Revert Public Holiday Arrangement

Linfox’s decision to unilaterally fiddle with long-established public holiday practices at one of its distribution centres has backfired, with the company ordered to reinstate previous arrangements.

Fatigue Management Changes coming for South Australia

Changes to fatigue management requirements in South Australia will be introduced next month to bring the state into line with other jurisdictions.

News updates

Swerving truck driver who ‘fell asleep behind the wheel’ had medical condition: police

Heart-stopping footage emerged yesterday of a truck driver who appeared to ‘fall asleep’ behind the wheel of a semi-trailer, swerving in between lanes and not ‘waking up’ until he came to a crashing halt next to the highway.

Truck driver found not guilty over 2013 Mona Vale crash which left two dead

Truck driver Shane Day has been found not guilty of three charges against him over the 2013 fuel tanker crash which killed two people in Mona Vale, in Sydney’s north.

Truck driver charged after fatal Tarrington crash

The 51-year-old Glen Waverley man was charged on Wednesday with failing to stop and failing to render assistance after his prime mover collided with a four-wheel drive on the Glenelg Highway, in Victoria’s West, earlier this month.

Police investigate how luxury coach crashed into a rail bridge in South Melbourne

Eleven of the 15 people on the coach, including four who needed to be cut free by fire crews, were taken to hospital after it crashed into a low clearance bridge in South Melbourne on Monday.

Truck gets stuck under Montague Street Bridge…Again.

A truck has slammed into the Montague Street Bridge, just a day after a bus ploughed into the same overpass.

Truck driver to be charged for Acton Tunnel crash

Roads ACT revealed last week it would cost $1.2 million to replace the 80 roof tiles damaged when an excavator loaded onto the back of a truck smashed into the tunnel roof about 10.20am.

Truck driver appears over fatal SA crash

A truck driver, charged over a fatal crash in Adelaide, has appeared in court for the first time, almost 18 months after two people lost their lives.

Truck driver found with ice on NSW highway

A Victorian truck driver has allegedly been caught with the drug ice in the cabin of his B-double after being pulled over on an NSW highway.

Fuel tanker rollover: Truck driver could smell the fumes

A CALTEX fuel tanker that crashed and rolled over at the roundabout at the Gladstone-Benaraby turn off yesterday afternoon spilt 10,000 litres of diesel into nearby drains and blocked access to Boyne Island and Tannum Sands well into the night.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Hazard Observation Procedure?

The Hazard Observation Procedure (also known as a Safety Observation Procedure or HSE Observation Procedure) sets out the requirements and processes to enable employees to identify and report hazards in the workplace in an effective and systematic manner. The Hazard Observation Procedure is a behaviour-based safety procedure that supports the Risk Management Procedure.

The Hazard Observation Procedure specifies that employees must be provided with the:

  • skills and knowledge of the types of hazards and how to identify them
  • skills and knowledge of appropriate immediate corrective actions within their area of responsibility
  • tools to easily report the hazard (for example, a Hazard Observation Form)

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