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CoR Compliance Email Update – 9th September 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 Survey Heading to WA AND NT

Speaking at the Australasian Road Safety Conference today, NHVR executive director for productivity and safety Geoff Casey says the results of the survey are important not only for the regulator but for operators as well.

LINFOX-MONASH Tie-up to Drive Technological Advances

Linfox has announced a strategic partnership with Monash University with an aim to obtain leadership and executive education for its staff and drive industry research, innovation and technological advances across the supply chain network.

QLD Implements Heavy Vehicle Exemption Notice

Developed in association with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), state police and the transport industry, the project aims to deliver productivity gains by ensuring safe movement of oversized agricultural vehicles on regional roads.

Industry Welcomes New Medical Standards

The new medical standards developed by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads will improve safety and reduce costs, Australian Trucking Association CEO Christopher Melham says. The new version, Assessing Fitness to Drive for commercial and private vehicle drivers, comes into force on 1 October.

RACQ Campaign Makes Emotional Plea for Heavy Vehicle Safety

Queensland motoring organisation RACQ has created an appealing video that would hit home for many truck drivers – calling on car drivers to respect the realities of driving heavy vehicles.

News updates

Poor Record Prompts Truck Operator Raid

New South Wales police and heavy vehicle task force officers have raided a skip-bin operator across three Sydney locations on the back of recent crashes. Using the name Operation Keno, the police conducted a compliance audit on 57 vehicles at Auburn, Smithfield, and Mortdale locations yesterday issuing two major and 14 minor defect notices and a number of infringements.

Flimsy strap secured $50m jet engine which fell from a truck in Arncliffe

THIS is the $20 strap used to secure a multi-million dollar RAAF jet engine that literally fell off the back of a flatbed truck on a major Sydney road on Tuesday.

Man, 55, charged over Beresfield fatal crash

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the CoR Training and Communication Procedure?

The CoR Training and Communication Procedure sets out the requirements and processes to identify the parties that require training and/or communication about their CoR responsibilities and implement training and communication activities.

It also specifies key responsibilities for training and communication implementation, key records and reporting outputs and requirements for monitoring, review and audit.

The training requirements should follow a training and competency framework where:

  • workplace roles are identified
  • competencies for each role are defined
  • CoR responsibilities for each role are identified
  • the training needs for each role are analysed
  • a training plan is developed to meet the training needs

The communication requirements should follow a similar process where:

  • internal and external roles are identified (including supply chain partners)
  • CoR responsibilities for each role are identified
  • the communication requirements are identified
  • a communications plan is developed to meet the communication needs

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