HVNL review progresses to safe people and practices


Fourth NTC issues paper now open for commentary

HVNL review progresses to safe people and practices
Respondents are asked to outline the factors that lead to safe people and practices

 

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released the next Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) issues paper for comment, focusing on safe people and practices.

NTC says the purpose of this paper, the fourth of eight, is to:

  • outline the factors that lead to safe people and practices
  • review the regulatory environment for safe people and practices in heavy vehicle transport, including the role of the HVNL and other complementary legal instruments
  • review how the current HVNL works in this regulatory environment
  • identify the high-level principles that a new law should cover
  • seek feedback on whether this paper has captured all the relevant issues.

Written submissions and online feedback are due by Friday, August 30.

Consultation on effective fatigue management and access to suitable routes closes on Friday, August 16.


Read back on the the release of the route access paper, here


The next paper due for release will be about safe vehicles.

"These are the final papers relating to ‘what is regulated’ under the HVNL in our rolling consultation to mid-2019," NTC notes.

"The next group of issues papers will cover ‘how to regulate’ under the HVNL, including accrediting operators and managing compliance."

The Safe people and practices issues paper is available here

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