FLEET Manager’s Column: CoR changes are here

By intouch posted 07 September 2018 01:59

  

On 1 October 2018 new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws come into place in all jurisdictions other than WA and the NT.


Rob_wilson_b_w.jpgCoR is not new, but the 2018 updates mean CEOs and other senior managers will need to ensure appropriate systems are in place to manage risk and apply due diligence in meeting their obligations. The changes move CoR more in line with Workplace Health and Safety Law that we’ve been complying with for decades.

Earlier this year our fleet community told us they needed help to meet the new obligations. In response IPWEA partnered with Latus Risk to produce CORSaMS – a suite of resources comprising; frameworks, policies, procedure, training and even certification. We launched CORSaMS at a series of workshops around the country during August and early September and the response has been terrific. If you’re struggling with your CoR Safety Management System or are looking for support, you may want to check out how CORSaMS can help.

In a similar vein IPWEA is collaborating with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) as they deliver the NHVR Council Engineer Heavy Vehicle Access Seminar on 22 and 23 October 2018 in Brisbane. The session will focus on:

  • How to use the full options of the Heavy Vehicle National Law to best manage local freight tasks to reduce red tape for industry and reduce administrative burden on councils
  • How to use the full options of NHVR portal to manage heavy vehicle access applications and freight planning
  • How councils can reduce truck trips on their roads by encouraging greater take-up of the superior productivity and safety features of the heavy vehicles approved under the NHVR Performance Based Standards scheme

There will also be a session on IPWEA CORSaMS suite of services to help fleet operators to meet their new legislative obligations.

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