ARTIO NSW to hold road, safety compliance briefings

Three meetings to be held Newcastle, Wollongong and Queanbeyan next month

ARTIO NSW to hold road, safety compliance briefings
Regional industry members will get a chance to express their views on issues that need priority consideration.


The Australian Road Transport Industry Organisation’s New South Branch (ARTIO NSW) will hold three compliance-focused meetings in Newcastle, Wollongong and Queanbeyan between March 8 and 14.

Matters related to compliance with chain of responsibility (COR) laws, drug and alcohol testing and other aspects of road law will be the focus of these briefings, ARTIO NSW secretary Hugh McMaster says.

Senior officers from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and SafeWork NSW will address the meetings, while RMS GM compliance operations Paul Endycott will outlines the NSW police and RMS’ approaches to compliance with safety and road laws.

"Paul’s address will enable attendees to understand why compliance with these laws is important and how this affects you, your business and other supply chain parties," McMaster says.

"Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions related to on road compliance and enforcement in NSW."

The events will give industry members a chance to express their views on issues that need priority consideration from the government.

SafeWork NSW is currently "seeking advice from road transport operators on priority issues to be considered in the implementation of the NSW government’s work health and safety road map", McMaster says.

"Under this road map, the NSW government is committed to significant reductions in fatality and serious injury and illness levels by 2022.

"This road map identifies industries which have high fatality and injury rates and which require particular focus by government and industry, including road transport and warehousing."

The meetings are open to operators, their employees and other members of the supply chain.


Wollongong briefing – March 8 from 10am to 11.30am

Queanbeyan briefing – March 9 from 10am to 11.30am

Newcastle briefing – March 14 from 10am to 11.30am

For more details, visit the ARTIO NSW website.

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