Recent changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law mean that Chain of Responsibility obligations are now interpreted in the same way as general obligations under Workplace Health and Safety legislation (see related article). Since then, there has been significant confusion amongst Australian businesses as to how the laws apply to them, as well as large amount of misinformation spread among the transport industry.
The following webinar will provide you with a clear explanation on the impact of these changes, and how they affect all parties to the Chain including distributors, transporters and receivers of goods.
Better understand your obligations as a party in the chain, avoid over complicating your processes, and target your efforts where they are needed most to support compliance and best practice management of transport related safety.
- HVNL Overview
- Key Elements
- COR Overview
- HVNL Duty
- Shared Obligation
- Consignor Activities
- Transport Operator Activities
- Consignee Activities
- Demonstrating Due Diligence
- What to Ask
- What’s Next?
Tel: 0431 975 286
Sue Bottrell has worked in occupational health and safety, including the transport industry, and worker’s compensation rehabilitation, for the past 18 years. Sue is a suitably qualified OHS professional as defined by Worksafe Victoria (2008) and has qualifications in safety to a Masters level in both health and safety and law.
Sue is a practicing lawyer in safety and employment law and was the first safety professional in Australia to become a Certified Chartered Generalist OHS Professional Member of the Safety Institute of Australia. Sue is a legal and safety expert in the management of contractor safety in respect of health and safety and under the heavy vehicle national law (HVNL) chain of responsibility (COR).