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CoR Compliance Email Update – 8th January 2016

Welcome to the first of your weekly CoR Compliance Email Update for the New Year! 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

New Dangerous Goods Requirements Begin in 2017

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released the an updated version of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, which includes changes to rules governing licensing, placards, packing, labels and more.

RSRT hands down minimum rate for owner drivers

The TWU said the ruling will ensure long-distance drivers and those working in retail are paid the full cost of their work, easing pressure on an industry with the highest rate of work-related fatalities.

Speed and fatigue fatal mix on NSW roads

A deadly mix of speed and fatigue has fuelled NSW’s worst road toll in three years, with 348 people killed in 2015

SA roads would not pass engineering tests for 110kph speed limits, Road Safety Minister says

No rural roads maintained by the South Australian Government would pass engineering tests supporting 110 Km/h speed limits, Road Safety Minister Tony Piccolo says.

News updates

Work still to do on technology to address Truck Blind Spots

A recommendation to ban bonneted trucks from city streets without blind spot technology may be impractical, with the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) saying work on such technology still has a long way to go before it is ready.

 Taking hay while the sun shines

Freightliner Racing transporter driver Paul ‘Stax’ Eddy has swapped his regular load of two V8 Supercars and race equipment for 32 bales of donated hay.

NSW truck driver charged over deadly crash

A truck driver has been charged after a crash that killed a 36-year-old man on the NSW south coast.

CCTV shows moments before fatal van explosion in Melbourne

Security cameras have captured the final moments before a rental van exploded on a Melbourne street, killing one person and injuring six others.

M1 at Nerang in gridlock after man hit by truck

The 49-year-old man is in a critical condition in Gold Coast University Hospital after he was struck by a truck travelling northbound on the M1 at 2.45am.

Pacific Hwy southbound lanes reopen after truck blaze

The truck blaze has been extinguished after local firefighters battled the inferno for around three hours.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Training and Competency Policy?

The purpose of a Training and Competency Policy is to set out a commitment to providing training to all employees and contractors to ensure they have the skills and competencies necessary to perform their work safely.

The key components of a Training and Competency Policy include:

  • a commitment to training across the organisation
  • a summary of the training and competency framework
  • a summary of key roles and responsibilities involved in the training and competency framework

The Training and Competency Policy supports CoR as it ensures that employees with responsibilities under CoR have the skills and competencies necessary to meet their CoR responsibilities.

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