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.
It is now an enforceable requirement to slow down when passing an emergency on the road side. It may even be required to move into another lane, depending on where you are driving.
October 2018 saw the first major changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) since its 2014 adoption, which affect changes to Chain of Responsibility (or CoR) in Victoria. These changes fit into six broad categories and are explored in further detail
Chain of Responsibility is fast becoming the next ‘Work Place Health and Safety’. It’s daunting, new and no-one seems to know what to do. You’re not alone though
When it comes to risk assessment, there are six elements.Identify the element upon which risk exists. What could cause you problems?