Chain of Responsibility and Load Restraint

Changes to National Heavy Vehicle Law are here…
Are you ready?

On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law  (HVNL) was amended to require every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain to have a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities.

New Primary Duty Penalties up to $500k, 5 yrs. imprisonment for individual and $3mil. corporation

Timing:  2.5 hour workshop

Who should attend:

  • Anyone involved in the heavy vehicle supply chain
  • Transport and logistics managers
  • Heavy vehicle drivers and operators
  • Logistics staff involved in load preparation, loading and unloading of heavy vehicles
  • Transfer station/depot/warehouse receiving staff
  • Transport contractors

Workshop Overview: 

  • COR Background: National Heavy Vehicle Law changes, Primary Duty
  • What is Chain of Responsibility? any party in the chain with influence  or control over the transport activity is responsible for safety on the road.
  • Scope of COR: responsible parties, national regulation compliance
  • COR Policy: Proactive risk management
  • Corporate Liability: up to $3mil, individual to $300k
  • Examples of Breaches
  • Load restraint: Legislative requirements, vehicle and restraint capacity
  • Questions and scenarios