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Matthew Wragg
Share on linkedin Share on google Share on facebook Share on twitter DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS (Complainant) v Anonymous Transport Co. If the person in control of a heavy vehicle commits an extended liability offence, each influencing person is also taken to have committed the offence. 25th August 2020Background During the period of …
Chain Of Responsibility
Matthew Wragg

How to Implement Chain of Responsibility

A visiting truck sales person injured, resulted in Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd agreeing to an enforceable undertaking, having a total expenditure of $1,294,100. Critically, the external audit by a safety representative was never completed at an operational level to ascertain if the current traffic management was suitable.

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CoR Comply
Chain Of Responsibility
Matthew Wragg

CoR Comply

Share on linkedin Share on google Share on facebook Share on twitter CoR Compliance To comply with CoR seems to be something within industry of

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Impacted By Chain of Responsibility
Chain Of Responsibility
ewragg@maez.com.au

Impacted by Chain of Responsibility?

I asked the question “well how do you know if you are impacted by CoR?” This question, while it may seem straight forward, can have quite a complex answer. I have written this blog in an attempt to help out all those newbies to the area in simple terms that anyone can understand.

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Laing ORourke issues enforceable undertaking
Chain Of Responsibility
Matthew Wragg

Laing O’Rourke Australia | NHVR Issues Enforceable Undertaking

Companies are being reminded to take the Mass and on-road safety responsibilities of all heavy vehicles (GVM or GCM > 4.5T)seriously as outlined here in this Alert. No one wants a fine on their watch and every great leader in business is on the lookout for risks as well as revenue.

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On Guard Safety Practises

Sometimes as a consultant, you know when your time is being wasted. One of those times was early 2018 for me when I sat in front of a prospective supplier. One of the three men in the room smashed his fist on the table asking me, the consultant on chain of responsibility, why it was his responsibility to ensure a safe transport task in his business. I knew right there my time to this prospect was wasted.

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Chain of Responsibility Policy

Laws structure our everyday lives and tell us what we can or cannot do in certain circumstances; they are there to protect us from each other and to maintain a peaceful place to live, or at least as friendly as possible. Take the legislation that governs the speed we can use when travelling on our roads.

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Logistics Management

Logistic management companies have spent and will spend multiple millions of dollars on the safety of their fleet and drivers. Of course, it’s great for business, it reduces risk for their own investments and ongoing financial targets. But most importantly, it’s sold as a value proposition, an underlying value proposition to their consumers.

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The NHVR – Totally Irresponsible

In my view this is one of the most damaging articles to ever come from a governing body, that was put together to enhance a safety culture, amongst one of the most dangerous industries now in Australia.

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Overloaded & Unrestrained

The owner and driver still have a duty of care. They must still ensure that their duty does not impact the lives of the employees, or the public. Even though they are not liable under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

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Safety Notice Boards

When taking a look at another business during an audit, I’m looking for hundreds of different things, but one which usually takes people by surprise is whether or not I can find a safety notice board.

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