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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.