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CoR Compliance Email Update – 4th March 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

Report on NHVR’s Handling of Permit Problems due in June

A report card on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s handling of its permit processing failures is due to be released in June. The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) is currently examining the effectiveness of the NHVR’s response to the permit problems it suffered upon launching in early 2014.

Feedback sought on further reforms to executive officer liability

The NTC today released a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) which has identified several options designed to improve current HVNL requirements on executive officers.

VICROADS Launches Truck Safety Campaign

Alarmed by a number of truck roll-over incidents, particularly in south-western Victoria, VicRoads has started an education and awareness campaign on heavy vehicle safety.

NSW Trucking Gets more time to Adopt Work Diary Changes

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator says a notice exempting those with basic fatigue management (BFM) or advanced fatigue management (AFM) accreditation from maintaining diaries if working within 100km of their base will now expire on May 1st.

YOU’RE OUT: Union wants one-strike rule for Dodgy Truck Operators

TWU says trucking companies should be removed from the industry if caught underpaying drivers.

News updates

Accident Prompts Reminder to Truck Drivers about securing their Vehicles

Truck drivers are being reminded to safely immobilise their prime movers and trailers following a recent incident where a driver was crushed in Queensland.

Truck driver guilty of fatal fiery crash

A Sydney truck driver acquitted of dangerous driving over a fiery crash that killed two people has now been found guilty of negligent driving occasioning death.

Truck rollover blocking road at Woongoolba, near Jacobs Well on the Gold Coast

A truck driver has been taken to hospital after a rollover at Woongoolba, near Jacobs Well on the Gold Coast, yesterday afternoon.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Incident Management Procedure?

The Incident Management Procedure sets out the requirements and processes to manage an incident after it has occurred. The Incident Management Procedure ensures that all incidents are reported, documented, appropriately investigated and corrective actions are applied. The Incident Management Procedure can also be referred to as a Non-Conformance Procedure.

As mentioned, an incident is an ‘actual’ event that has resulted in a near miss, an incident or a notifiable incident.

The Incident Management Procedure specifies that employees must be provided with the:

  • skills and knowledge of the types of incidents and how to identify them
  • skills and knowledge of appropriate immediate corrective actions within their area of responsibility
  • tools to easily report the incident (for example, an Incident Report Form)

In addition, investigators must be provided with the:

  • skills and knowledge to conduct the investigation and develop corrective actions
  • tools to facilitate the investigation and implementation of corrective actions

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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