Chain of Responsibility – You play a role

CoR… It’s a shared responsibility

Unless you’re not from around here, or you’ve just returned from an extended 10 month holiday, on 1st October 2018 the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) was amended to include Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations relating to every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain.

As a result, the responsibility is now shared for every party in the heavy vehicle supply chain and parties may be held liable for any safety breaches.

Simply, the change to CoR laws were put in place to prevent breaches of the HVNL.

How does this effect you?

If you are a named party in chain of repsonsibility and can exercise or have the capability to control or influence any transport task, you have a responsibility to comply with the HVNL.

So who is considered a party in the Supply Chain?

While there may be multiple cross-overs depending on your organisation size and role descriptions, typical occupations include:

  • Scheduler
  • Consignor
  • Consignee
  • Packer
  • Loader / Unloader
  • Operator / Driver
  • Load Manager
  • Executive Officer
  • Employer
  • Managers
  • Prime Contractors

Managing the CoR changes. Simple

What you need is an opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees to help everyone understand their (and others) responsibilities within the heavy vehicle supply chain, right?

Well we can all agree that trained and skilled employees are an asset to a business and help to address any weaknesses and shortfalls, improve productivity and performance and adherence to quality standards.

So, benchmark all aspects of your business with CoR training specific to each role.

How? Turn to nationally recognised training:

ASTRA have partnered with Digital product solution specialists Kognent to offer role-specific training, separated and designed specifically for each role named under the Chain of Responsibility.

Key Points:

  • The Chain of Responsibility Law
  • The various Chain of Responsibility roles and applicable obligations
  • Safe load restraint, appropriate load mass and dimension and prevention of drive fatigue and speeding
  • How to recognise and manage risk in the transport industry
  • Penalties associated with CoR breaches
  • Acting if and where a potential or actual breach of Chain of Responsibility is observed
  • Monitoring the application of CoR workplace policies and procedures

The training is a blend of eLearning modules, and workplace activities to be performed revelant to the role. As a result, training beneficial for full-time/part-time workers who are based in remote or regional locations and may not necessarily be able to complete face to face programs.

Get started today via our e-learning page.

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