Last feedback call on draft Master Industry Code of Practice

NHVR keen for industry views but deadline is about to arrive

Last feedback call on draft Master Industry Code of Practice
Tony Kursius


The public consultation period on the draft Master Industry Code of Practice closes tomorrow, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) warns.

Interested parties have until then to read the draft and provide views.

NHVR regulatory compliance executive director Tony Kursius says industry feedback was an important part of the assessment process.

 Read where the code sits in the transport safety debate here

"We welcome the heavy vehicle industry’s efforts, led by the Australian Trucking Association and Australian Logistics Council, to develop a master code of practice which covers general risks relevant to compliance with Australia’s Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)," Kursius says.

"Once approved and registered, the master code will set industry standards to support supply chain parties in meeting their Chain Of Responsibility obligations under the law.

"The master code will be freely available to all heavy vehicle operators and supply chain parties to assist them in improving their safety and compliance performance and can also be used in court to highlight known risks and control methods.

"That means adopting the risk-based approach of a Registered Industry Code Of Practice will improve your ability to comply with safety and legal requirements."

The draft master code addresses the management of speed, fatigue, mass, dimension and loading, and vehicle standards, particularly as it relates to the new Chain Of Responsibility amendments to the HVNL starting on October 1.

View the draft code and obtain more information or provide feedback here.





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