The NHVR has commenced public consultation on a draft Master Industry Code of Practice developed by representatives of Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.
Once approved and registered, the master code will set industry standards to support supply chain parties in meeting their Chain of Responsibility obligations under the law.
The master code will be freely available to all heavy vehicle operators and supply chain parties to assist them in improving their safety and compliance performance and can also be used in court to highlight known risks and control methods.
Feedback on the draft Master Industry Code of Practice is open until 31 July 2018.
The NHVR will evaluate the draft Master Code to assess whether it meets the requirements of the Guidelines for Preparing and Registering Industry Codes of Practice. Interested parties are encouraged to review Registered Industry Codes of Practice: An Introduction (PDF, 862KB) and Guidelines for Preparing and Registering Industry Codes of Practice (PDF, 497KB) prior to providing feedback.