The NHVR has released the latest round of Chain of Responsibility information videos ahead of changes to the laws on 1 October.
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto told today’s Road Freight NSW Conference 2018 that the series of four videos were developed following feedback during the recent round of information sessions.
“We’ve had more than 3000 businesses attend the 21 sessions across Australia over the past six weeks,” Mr Petroccitto said.
“While we answer questions at each session, it’s important that those responses are available for other heavy vehicle supply chain businesses preparing for the law changes.”
The four part series covers safety duties, adopting a Safety Management System, tools and templates, Codes of Practice and accreditation schemes.
Mr Petroccitto said the changes on October 1 will align the existing Chain of Responsibility laws more closely with workplace health and safety provisions.
“This means that each party in the supply chain that has control or influence over the transport task is responsible for complying with Chain of Responsibility provisions,” he said.
“It’s also important to remember that no one will be liable for breaches they cannot control or have influence over.”
The NHVR encourages all parties in the heavy vehicle supply chain to adopt and utilise a Safety Management System as part of their everyday business, to help effectively consider and manage their operations’ day-to-day safety risks.