NHVR releases COR guidance tools

Education material covers topics such as common breaches of the law and responsibilities of those involved

NHVR releases COR guidance tools
Sal Petroccitto says the information is part of NHVR's COR education program.


Transport and infrastructure minister Darren Chester says the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR’s) chain of responsibility (COR) tools will help ensure all members of the supply chain understand their role in heavy vehicle safety.

The podcasts and factsheets are first in a series of education material for the heavy vehicle supply chain as part of NHVR’s effort to boost safety for all road users.

The information covers topics such as common breaches of the law, and responsibilities of everyone involved in the supply chain, including schedulers, packers, managers, providers and low-cost steps to make an operation safer.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says over 60 heavy vehicle operators and other key parties in the logistics supply chain met with the regulator earlier this month to test the proposed standards for compliance with COR laws.

"These education tools are an important part of NHVR’s Chain of Responsibility education program to be rolled out over the next 18 months," Petroccitto says.

Chester says the information shows that concerns regarding road safety are not limited to the trucking community.

"Whether you perform the tasks of a packer, loader, unloader, loading manager or an executive of an organisation that performs these tasks, you have a responsibility for heavy vehicle safety," Chester says.

"There have been cases where poor business practices, delays with loading or incorrectly packing goods has led to pressure on drivers and increased the risk of an incident.

"This new material will help make sure that all parties understand their responsibilities and how to go about preventing breaches of mass, dimension, loading, speed, restraint and fatigue laws.

"The six factsheets and podcasts are steps towards ensuring all members of the supply chain recognise and fulfil their crucial role in heavy vehicle safety."

For more information, visit the NHVR website.

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