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
Part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, the proposed changes to chain of responsibility include imposing harsher penalties and bringing action against parties within the chain even before an incident occurs.
Advocates of electronic braking acknowledge there is a risk that drivers will become complacent and push the envelope, thinking the technology will save their bacon if they go too hard.
Working with non-profit training organisation TRANZnet to better support its members, TruckSafe has reshaped its mandatory accreditation modules, requiring five boxes to be tricked rather than the previous four.
Businesses interested in the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Chain of Responsibility online survey, have until next Monday, 31 October, to get involved before it closes.
The union says it is unfair to hold drivers responsible for fatigue as they are often forced to break the rules under duress to meet “unrealistic deadlines”.
New South Wales police issued eight defect notices to AK Group Trucking during a raid on Monday following last week’s fatal crash that killed two in Sydney’s west.
Inspecting 45 trucks and trailers, Operation Sirius saw the road authorities issue 21 defect notices and 18 traffic infringement notices.
Of the nearly 50 inspections, police say they found 16 minor defects related to “engine oil leaks, inoperable lights, missing rubbers on drive pedals, window tinting issues, bald tyres, non-retractable seat belts, and chassis rust.”
Joined by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) inspectors, the NSW police used the RMS Safety Stations at Wetherill Park and Mt White to find 14 minor defects, three major defects, and a number of diary, work visa and registration breaches.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have the Training and Competency Policy?
The purpose of a Training and Competency Policy is to set out a commitment to providing training to all employees and contractors to ensure they have the skills and competencies necessary to perform their work safely.
The key components of a Training and Competency Policy include:
- a commitment to training across the organisation
- a summary of the training and competency framework
- a summary of key roles and responsibilities involved in the training and competency framework
The Training and Competency Policy supports CoR as it ensures that employees with responsibilities under CoR have the skills and competencies necessary to meet their CoR responsibilities.
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