NHVR, ALC see progress in COR ini­tia­tives

Australian Transport News - - News | Inside The Industry -

The Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tor ( NHVR) and the Aus­tralian Lo­gis­tics Coun­cil ( ALC) have praised the ef­forts of many leading dis­tri­bu­tion and re­tail com­pa­nies in im­prov­ing heavy ve­hi­cle safety be­fore the new chain of re­spon­si­bil­ity ( COR) laws come into ef­fect mid-2018.

Speaking at a safety work­shop hosted by Met­cash, Coles, Wool­worths and Bluescope, NHVR CEO Sal Petroc­citto says the na­tional reg­u­la­tor has been as­sist­ing supply chain par­tic­i­pants to tran­si­tion to the new laws.

“Dur­ing this year we have worked closely with many com­pa­nies in­clud­ing own­ers of ma­jor dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tres to en­sure their safety man­age­ment sys­tems will meet the pro­vi­sions of the new laws,” Petroc­citto says.

“Un­der the new laws com­ing in mid-2018, the en­tire heavy ve­hi­cle supply chain will be re­quired to take steps to de­liver a safer road trans­port in­dus­try with many com­pa­nies look­ing to tran­si­tion to, or im­prove their ex­ist­ing safety man­age­ment sys­tems.”

ALC MD Michael Kil­gar­iff says the in­dus­try is tak­ing proac­tive steps to en­sure com­pli­ance with the new laws.

“ALC’s com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing im­proved in­dus­try safety also in­cludes our effort with the Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion ( ATA) to de­velop a Mas­ter Code for heavy ve­hi­cle safety, ca­pa­ble of be­ing reg­is­tered un­der the Heavy Ve­hi­cle Na­tional Law ( HVNL),” Kil­gar­iff says.

“The Mas­ter Code will make it eas­ier for duty hold­ers to un­der­stand their obli­ga­tions, and de­velop ap­pro­pri­ate risk man­age­ment pro­cesses.”

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