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
Ministers supported the ongoing financial commitment to the NHVR and approved the NHVR Corporate Plan and budget for the next 12 months.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) attempts to woo the Western Australian trucking industry have come to nothing, with the sector still maintaining it does not need national truck laws.
Push your staff to drive while fatigued, and they kill someone, and you’ll be fined less than $90,000.
Acting Officer in Charge of the Traffic Support Branch, Inspector Steve Kameniar said that in one case an unregistered, uninsured truck with an unassigned number plate had brake and steering defects.
In just eight days, 30 truck drivers tested positive for having drugs in their system and two-thirds of those were on methamphetamine.
With this year’s Operation Austrans nearing the halfway mark, New South Wales authorities have brandished a bouquet to the industry rather than a brickbat.
Weekly CoR implementation tip
Does your organisation have a Risk Fatigue Management Procedure?
The Fatigue Management Procedure sets out the processes and requirements of the Fatigue Risk Management Framework (also known as a Fatigue Risk Management System), key responsibilities, and supporting records, policies and procedures.
Use the checklist below as a guide to develop or validate your Fatigue Management Procedure.
Does your Fatigue Management Procedure include the following stages:
- the purpose and scope of the procedure;
- the stages of the Fatigue Risk Management Framework;
- a detailed explanation of the processes and requirements of each stage of the Fatigue Risk Management Framework;
- key roles and detailed responsibilities involved in the Fatigue Risk Management Framework;
- key records and reporting outputs of the Fatigue Risk Management Framework;
- requirements for regular monitoring.
The Fatigue Risk Management Framework incorporates the relevant Fatigue Management Strategy that the organisation operates under (i.e. Standard Hours, Basic Fatigue Management or Advanced Fatigue Management). It contains the same set of stages as the Risk Management procedure, which the organisation will use to identify, assess, eliminate (where practicable) or else minimise and then monitor fatigue-related risks. All details of fatigue-related risks should also be added to the Risk Register.
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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