The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will host another round of information sessions to support the heavy vehicle industry with the transition to recent changes to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws.
NHVR’s A/Director Strategy and Stakeholder Relations John Gilbert said the information sessions would explain the changes to CoR, the impact on supply chain businesses and how a Safety Management System (SMS) can effectively manage an operation’s safety risks.
“The 12 sessions kick off at Goondiwindi on 27 February and finish on 28 March with the final session in Tamworth,” John said.
“Amendments to CoR laws to align the existing laws more closely with workplace health and safety provisions began on October 1, 2018.
“This means that all parties in the chain must reduce risks related to the safety of transport tasks.”
The NHVR has developed a series of free tools to support businesses to implement a Safety Management System.
“Having an SMS in place in your business can be one of the most effective ways of meeting your safety obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law,” John said.
“Adopting and actively using an SMS has proven to help reduce safety-related incidents in other heavy transport industries, such as maritime, rail and aviation.”
For more information on Safety Management Systems, visit www.nhvr.gov.au/sms
You can also book a spot at an info session here.