NHVR launches heavy ve­hi­cle safety kit for firms

Australian Transport News - - NEWS -

The Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tor (NHVR) has re­leased a se­ries of tools that aim to help heavy ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tors boost the safety per­for­mance of their busi­ness.

The re­sources in­clude 10 guides and tem­plates, fact sheets and an in­for­ma­tion book. Fur­ther guid­ance ma­te­rial will be re­leased later this year.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroc­citto says the tools were es­sen­tial com­po­nents of a safety man­age­ment sys­tem, in­clud­ing safety pol­icy and doc­u­men­ta­tion and most im­por­tantly safety risk man­age­ment.

“A safety man­age­ment sys­tem is also an ef­fec­tive way for an or­gan­i­sa­tion to com­ply with the ad­di­tional re­spon­si­bil­i­ties un­der Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity laws in the com­ing months,” Petroc­citto adds.

“Tem­plates can be down­loaded from the NHVR’s web­site to as­sist busi­nesses to de­velop their own safety pol­icy, risk man­age­ment or in­ci­dent re­port­ing pro­cesses, as well as other es­sen­tial ac­tiv­i­ties.

“We know that heavy ve­hi­cle busi­nesses are very di­verse so one size doesn’t fit all.

“The tools we are launch­ing to­day and in the fu­ture are scal­able and can be adapted to any size busi­ness.

“Sim­ple low-cost steps like ap­pro­pri­ate safety train­ing for em­ploy­ees – re­gard­less of their role in the busi­ness – makes them part of a busi­ness’s safety goals and ob­jec­tives.”

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