CoR videos help with new laws

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THE NHVR has re­leased the lat­est round of Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity in­for­ma­tion videos ahead of changes to the laws on Oc­to­ber 1.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroc­citto told the Road Freight NSW Con­fer­ence 2018 that the se­ries of four videos were de­vel­oped fol­low­ing feed­back dur­ing the re­cent round of in­for­ma­tion ses­sions.

“We’ve had more than 3000 busi­nesses at­tend the 21 ses­sions across Aus­tralia over the past six weeks,” Mr Petroc­citto said.

“While we an­swer ques­tions at each ses­sion, it’s im­por­tant that those re­sponses are avail­able for other heavy ve­hi­cle sup­ply chain busi­nesses pre­par­ing for the law changes.”

The four part se­ries cov­ers safety du­ties, adopt­ing a Safety Man­age­ment Sys­tem, tools and tem­plates, Codes of Prac­tice and ac­cred­i­ta­tion schemes.

Mr Petroc­citto said the changes on Oc­to­ber 1 will align the ex­ist­ing CoR laws more closely with work­place health and safety pro­vi­sions.

“This means that each party in the sup­ply chain that has con­trol or in­flu­ence over the trans­port task is re­spon­si­ble for com­ply­ing with Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­vi­sions,” he said.

“It’s also im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that no one will be li­able for breaches they can­not con­trol or have in­flu­ence over.”

The NHVR en­cour­ages all par­ties in the heavy ve­hi­cle sup­ply chain to adopt and utilise a Safety Man­age­ment Sys­tem as part of their ev­ery­day busi­ness, to help ef­fec­tively con­sider and man­age their op­er­a­tions’ day-to-day safety risks.

To view the videos visit www.nhvr.gov.au/cor or for in­for­ma­tion on adopt­ing a Safety Man­age­ment Sys­tem visit www.nhvr.gov.au/sms.

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