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CoR Compliance Email Update – 6th August 2015

Welcome to your weekly CoR Compliance Email Update! This Newsletter 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

NatRoad conference

The 2015 National Road Transport Association Conference is being held in Brisbane from the 13th – 15th of August at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Big Transpacific fine seen as management warning

A six-point maintenance improvement plan in Perth has failed to head off a huge fine ($363,000) on Transpacific and lawyers say this should act as a cautionary management oversight outcome.

Challenges and opportunities seen in WA COR laws

Western Australia’s new chain of responsibility (COR) laws pose a significant set of challenges to freight transport companies and their insurers, lawyers say. Three months after being enacted, Norton Rose Fulbright partners Jehan-Phillippe Wood and Tom Martin note an increase in the potential for losses, claims and costs arising out of breaches of State road laws.

Fuel tax credit up from August 1

In line with the return to fuel tax indexation, the amount that heavy vehicle owners can claim back for driving costs increased to 13.06 cents per litre from August 1.

News updates

ATA advises on reducing truck heat

Truck heat may not be a hot topic right now, in a cold Australian winter, but in another few months it will be once again.

RSRT inquiry faces large gap to bridge

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) is continuing its inquiry into contract transport drivers, with the next formal hearing scheduled for tomorrow.

Driver captures dramatic footage of truck rollover

A MOTORIST has captured the moment a cattle truck rolled over near the Big Banana earlier today.

Morning after didn’t work out for truckie

A TRUCK driver has had his licence suspended after he allegedly drove his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The man was arrested and taken to Redfern Police Station, where he was subjected to a breath analysis returning an alleged reading of 0.087.

Speeding truck flips at busy intersection

A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into two cars and overturning his vehicle at a busy intersection (Lublin, Poland).

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have a Risk Management Policy?

The Risk Management Policy supports CoR as it actively identifies, assesses, controls and monitors a variety of risks across an organisation (including those specifically related to CoR such as fatigue, speed, load restraint and mass and dimension). A standard risk management framework is adopted throughout the organisation and across all functions.

The supporting workplace procedures that we will cover later in the course that relate to the Risk Management Policy include the:

  • Risk Management Procedure;
  • Hazard Observation Procedure;
  • Incident Management Procedure.

Does your Risk Management Policy include:

  • A commitment to effective risk management;
  • A summary of the Risk Management Framework;
  • A summary of key roles and responsibilities involved in the Risk Management Framework.

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