The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Chain of Responsibility (CoR) forums around Australia are ongoing, with over 2,220 registrations.
NHVR CoR Manager, Kym Farquharson-Jones, said there was great interest ahead of the amended CoR law, effective 1 October.
“We have had excellent attendance at our forums throughout the country as the focus increases on CoR,” said Farquharson-Jones.
“Although the laws will change, they will still only apply to activities that a person or business has control over and could influence. In other words no one will be liable for breaches they cannot control.
“If you are doing everything that is reasonably practicable to identify, assess, reduce and wherever possible, remove safety risks related
to your transport activities, you are likely to be complying with the changed law.
“This approach is similar to the general duties provisions under existing workplace health and safety laws. The changes to the law will make it clear that every party in the supply chain has an on-going duty to ensure safe practices.
“We want to make sure that all sectors of the supply chain around the country have ample opportunity to be across the amended laws and make the necessary changes in their business in plenty of time.”