NHVR launches heavy vehicle safety kit for firms
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.”