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CoR Compliance Email Update – 8th April 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

NHVR to hold National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Survey

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is organising a national survey to better understand the state of Australia’s 520,000-strong heavy vehicle fleet.

RSRT hits back at Opponents for ‘Creating Confusion’

In dismissing a delay of the 2016 RSRO, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has taken aim at its critics through its decision report today, particularly targeting the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) and NatRoad industrial relations manager Arthur Spottiswood.

Industry Condemns RSRT’S ‘Devastating’ Decision

Transport bodies accuse the Tribunal of overlooking the impact of the order on small business operators.

Federal Court Lift stay on RSRO, New Rules in Force

The Federal Court in Brisbane lifted the stay on the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016 (RSRO), which means the new rules published on December 18 last year are effective as of 4.15pm today.

News updates

Video – Truck crash forces evacuation

Locals were forced to evacuate, and an emergency warning was activated after a truck carrying thousands of litres of fuel lost control and crashed onto its side

SA Police Issue 67 Offences in Five-day SE Freeway Blitz

In total 67 drivers were issued with expiation notices, of which 21 were for issued for failing to use low gear and 10 were for failing to use the left lane during descent.                             

Truck driver found guilty of tow-truck operator’s highway death

A Perth truck driver (who may have tried to fake his own death) has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of a tow-truck operator.

Two people killed after car and livestock truck collide near Dubbo

Two people have died after a collision between a car and a livestock truck in rural NSW.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the 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.

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 that we just covered for Risk Management, that 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 will 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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We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your CoR compliance initiatives.

Kind regards,

Steven Asnicar

CoR Australia