Chain of Responsibility (COR) & Load Restraint and Fatigue Management

Investment: $150 per person (flat rate)
Duration: 3 hours 
Delivery: Face-to-face & webinar
NB: When 'Chain of Responsibility (COR) & Load Restraint' training and 'Fatigue Management' training are delivered together the above reduced rate applies.

For: Council staff or contractors to councils involved in the heavy vehicle 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. Also for workers, supervisors and managers concerned with maintaining a healthy and safe workplace.
Chain of Responsibility (COR) & Load Restraint training
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
Fatigue Management training
The effects of fatigue represent a serious threat to safety at work. Its short term effects may place workers at risk of causing accidents, injuring themselves and those around them, while its long term effects can lead to serious health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression.  Elements covered in the session are listed below:
- Fatigue – a definition
- Recognising the signs of fatigue
- Understanding the effects of fatigue
- Risk assessments & control measures required to manage fatigue
- How to design safe workplace
- Obligations under the WHS Act
- Guidelines for managing workplace fatigue
- Developing a fatigue checklist
Peter McWhinnie, Paragon Work Health Safety Member of Safety Institute of Australia)
Graduate Diploma of Organisational Safety Management (Uni SA), Cert IV in Transport, Warehousing and Logistics, Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety, Diploma of Quality Auditing, Nationally accredited workplace trainer and assessor (Cert IV TAE), Diploma of Business, Diploma of Management.
Experience: transport fleet manager, truck driver for MC, heavy machinery operator, parks and gardens maintenance, and long term shift worker.
If you would like to register your interest in attending Chain of Responsibility (COR) & Load Restraint training ONLY please click here.  
If you would like to register your interest in attending Fatigue Management training ONLY please click here.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of bringing training in either or both of these sessions to your council or region please contact Liz O’Flynn at liz.oflynn@lga.sa.gov.au or on 8224 2044.