CoR re­forms de­layed

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RE­FORMS to the Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CoR) laws will be im­ple­mented from Oc­to­ber 1.

Tim­ing for the changes was con­firmed by Queens­land Trans­port and Main Road Min­is­ter Mark Bai­ley.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroc­citto said the start date for the re­forms fol­lowed lengthy con­sul­ta­tion and in­for­ma­tion for heavy ve­hi­cle busi­nesses over the past 18 months.

“The NHVR has been en­gag­ing with many of the 165,000 busi­nesses which make up the heavy ve­hi­cle sup­ply chain, and con­ducted more than 100 work­shops,” Mr Petroc­citto said.

“Oc­to­ber 1 pro­vides the ad­di­tional time that some sec­tors were ask­ing for to pre­pare for the changes, par­tic­u­larly the agri­cul­tural sec­tor.

“This change to CoR laws is a sig­nif­i­cant leap for­ward in recog­nis­ing every­one in the heavy ve­hi­cle sup­ply chain has a role to play in en­sur­ing safety.

“The re­forms com­ple­ment na­tional work­place safety laws, and place a pos­i­tive duty-of-care on sup­ply chain par­ties.”

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