ALC Compliance Summit: Special focus on codes of practice


Kilgariff underscores action to continue improving National Logistics Code of Practice

ALC Compliance Summit: Special focus on codes of practice
Michael Kilgariff seeks industry prioritisation of safety and compliance.

 

The Australian Logistics Council is looking to build on the warm government view of industry compliance efforts.

The organisation’s Supply Chain Safety & Compliance Summit last week was focused on improving its codes of practice that so far encompass the steel, retail, coal seam gas electrical cable and tanker industries, along with the National Logistics Safety Code which in coming in for concerted attention.

About 300 delegates attended the two-day event to share ideas, benchmark best practice and identify areas where improvements can be made to improve safety and compliance outcomes.

 "While government figures show us that safety is improving in our industry, it is clear that there is much more to be done to make the supply chain safer and more compliant," ALC managing director Michael Kilgariff says.

"The only way to do this is to take a whole of supply chain approach to safety and to ensure there are greater levels of cooperation between industry members to focus on areas requiring greater focus.

"The chain of responsibility laws embedded into the Heavy Vehicle National Law affect all parties in the supply chain and it was therefore encouraging to see a wide range of transporters, customers and suppliers at the Summit – all of whom are committed to improvements in supply chain safety and compliance outcomes.

"As Ingilby Dickson, chair of the ALC Safety Committee said in his opening address, we have come a long way since last year’s Summit to address a range of areas that needed attention, including strengthening and streamlining the ALC Codes of Practice.

"Improving safety is a never ending journey, and so there are always areas where improvements can be made to make the supply chain safer and more compliant with chain of responsibility laws.

"In response, ALC will continue to focus on refining the ALC National Logistics Code of Practice to ensure it meets the needs of industry by assisting them to meet their chain of responsibility obligations.

"ALC will also work with our members and industry partners to implement the actions that were agreed upon by summit participants.

"And while ALC is committed to taking a leadership role, I also take this opportunity to challenge all industry members to take make safety and compliance their highest priority, and to implement measures that ensures they meet their chain of responsibility obligations."

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