supply chain; i.e. transport and logistics managers, heavy vehicle drivers and operators, logistics staff involved in load preparation, loading and unloading of heavy vehicles and transfer station/depot/warehouse receiving staff.
On 1 October 2018 the Heavy Vehicle National Law will be amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities. Severe penalties will apply when changes are not adhered to. In practical terms, this primary duty represents an obligation to eliminate or minimise potential harm or loss (risk) by doing all that is reasonably practicable to ensure safety.
As a party in the supply chain, it is important to have safety management systems and controls in place, such as business practices, training, procedures and review processes that:
- Identify, assess, evaluate, and control risk
- Manage compliance with speed, fatigue, mass, dimension, loading and vehicle standards requirements through identified best practice
- Involve regular reporting, including to executive officers
- Document or record actions taken to manage safety.
Information discussed at this session will include:
- COR background and National Heavy Vehicle Law changes
- Chain of Responsibility- What is it?
- Scope of COR: responsible parties, national regulation compliance
- COR Policy: Proactive risk management
- Corporate Liability
- Examples of Breaches
- Load restraint: Legislative requirements, vehicle and restraint capacity
- Questions and scenarios
Peter McWhinnie, Paragon Work Health Safety
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