New 'all-in-one' safety code for transport, logistics

Transport and logistics players can apply to become accredited under a new safety code from the ALC

Members of the transport and logistics sector can apply to become accredited under a new safety code instigated by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC).

Applications are now open for the National Logistics Safety Code, which outlines the responsibilities for players in the convoluted logistics safety environment and attempts to bring together the rules and regulations into one industry-based code.

Critical safety areas which will be included in the code include fatigue management, communication, speed management and subcontractor assessment.

Existing safety codes for the retail and steel sectors have already been incorporated, with more to follow according to ALC Chief Executive Hal Morris.

"The ALC was pleased by the high level of enthusiasm expressed by the transport and logistics industry when we announced the NLSC was coming," Morris says.

"The completion of this code has therefore been expedited to allow its availability from April 1 2009".

More information on the code and applications forms are available on the ALC website.

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