Customers in slow lane on CoR awareness: RMS

By: Rob McKay


Transporters score well on awareness and implementation but NSW says more needs to be done.

Customers in slow lane on CoR awareness: RMS
RMS Safety and Compliance Director Peter Wells praised the mobile crane sector for taking action following tunnel strikes due to moving crane arms.

 

Significant shortfalls exist despite progress in chain of responsibility acceptance and practice in the New South Wales transport and logistics industry, the State’s road authority says.

During day two of the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Forum, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Director of Safety and Compliance Peter Wells ran delegates through an unofficial internal RMS matrix and highlighted the progress stevedores had made on tackling overweight containers.

The matrix showed stevedores have reduced non-compliance from 15 per cent to 2 per cent as of March 2013.

‘Stevedores’ joined ‘peak bodies’ and ‘transporters’ in the two-by-two matrix box denoting ‘high awareness’ and ‘mature implementation’,  as judged by RMS staff.

The next best sector was fuel companies, the only one measured as ‘high awareness’ and ‘limited implementation’.

But, informing Wells’ concern, most sectors had ‘low awareness’ and ‘limited implementation’. These included ‘manufacturing’, ‘primary producers’, ‘storage/DCs’ and, lagging badly, ‘customers’.

Wells praised the mobile crane sector for demanding manufacturers address safety issues following a pair of tunnel strikes due to moving crane arms.

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