CoR Compliance Email Update – 3rd February 2017
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
New Registered Codes Of Practices Guidelines Released
The newly registered industry codes of practice (RICP) guidelines will help the heavy vehicle supply chain industry improve safety standards by highlighting risks associated with the operating environments of different sectors, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) states.
New Zealand Implements New Vehicle Dimension and Mass Rule
Enforced by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), the new rule includes key changes in vehicle dimensions and gross mass limits for some common heavy vehicle configurations, including a change in general heavy vehicle dimensions such as width and height.
Grant of $350,000 for Codes Of Practice Development
The federal government has committed $350,000 to help heavy vehicle industry bodies and individual operators develop new codes of practice based on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) just-released guidelines.
Thermal camera trial cuts down on animal strikes
Western Australia’s Pala Pty Ltd, trading as Cochranes Cartage Contractors, who provide express overnight line haul services to WA’s north-west, mounted a thermal camera in one of their trucks in a bid to reduce animal strikes.
Fiery B-Double and Crane Crash Closes M1 Northbound
Two drivers have escaped with minor injuries after a crane and a B-double collided in the northbound lanes of the M1 at Brooklyn earlier this week.
Melbourne truck driver had ‘considerable difficulty’ braking before killing policewoman, court hears
A truck driver had “considerable difficulty” braking about 5 kilometers before failing to stop at red lights and killing an off-duty policewoman on a motorcycle in Melbourne’s east, a court has heard.
Passengers trapped in bus rollover
A Woman has died and several more are critically injured after a bus carrying senior citizens and a truck collided on the Princes Highway at Yallah, south of Sydney.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have the Risk Management Procedure?
The Risk Management Procedure sets out the processes and requirements of the Risk Management Framework, key responsibilities, and supporting records, policies and procedures.
The Risk Management Framework can also be called a Risk Management System, Risk Management Process or Risk Assessment Framework. Regardless of the name of the document, it will contain a set of steps that the organisation will use to identify, assess, control and monitor risks.
The Risk Management Framework is a standard set of processes and requirements adopted throughout the organisation.
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