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Chain of Responsibility

Fitness For Work Drugs & Alcohol

If one of your drivers was found to be impaired by drugs and/or alcohol and you were asked to show evidence of how you manage driver fitness for work – would your systems stand up? Operating a heavy vehicle requires a range of mental and physical attributes and drivers must be alert and responsive to

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Chain of Responsibility

Denise Zumpe featured in ATN Daily News

Proudly published in today’s ATN Daily News – my article on supplier audits in the transport industry. It’s great to be recognised as an expert in the field and to have the opportunity to share some of my hard earned knowledge with a wide audience! There is a lot of activity at the moment in

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Chain of Responsibility

Driver Licencing & Competency

Could one of your drivers be driving on a suspended or disqualified licence? You would think the answer is definitely “No”. But when is the last time you actually checked? Most drivers are law abiding and wouldn’t dream of driving while disqualified. However, we’ve all heard stories of drivers who have lost their licence but

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Chain of Responsibility

Driver Induction – Content & Currency

‘Content & Currency’ are the two words the Victoria Police Heavy Vehicle Unit used when asking about driver induction during a multiple fatality accident investigation. “What’s covered in your content and when did you last do a refresher?” Content A Driver Handbook is a tool to educate drivers on CoR responsibilities, fitness for work, drugs

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Chain of Responsibility

What’s a Chain of Responsibility Policy & why you need one

Have you been asked for a Chain of Responsibility (CoR) Policy?  It is a common request when seeking to confirm that a transport business is compliant with Chain of Responsibility obligations, but what is a CoR Policy and why do you need one? Transport Operators need a Chain of Responsibility Policy because it demonstrates to

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Chain of Responsibility

CoR Compliance and Safety Management Systems

CoR Compliance and Safety Management Systems; A brief history Around 2 years ago, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) began advising the heavy vehicle transport industry that changes to Chain of Responsibility were coming. The Heavy Vehicle National Law was to be reformed to include positive safety duties and be more closely aligned to Work

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Chain of Responsibility

Chain of Responsibility Industry Terminology

Chain of Responsibility and the road transport industry, like many professions, has it’s own language and terminology.  All of which which makes perfect sense in our world, but can be confusing to those who are new to the field. As a health and safety professional, I am guilty of this, although being conscious of it, I

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Chain of Responsibility

What is the HVNL?

The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) is the law that regulates all vehicles over 4.5t GVM in  participating jurisdictions in Australia. The purpose of this law is to promote and support the safe and productive transport of goods and people by heavy vehicles. We hear so much about Chain of Responsibility (CoR) anyone could be

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OHS Body of Knowledge

In February 2014, I was fortunate to be invited to participate in a focus group for the development of a new chapter in the OHS Body of Knowledge on Organisational Culture. For non-OHS people, the Body of Knowledge consists of 43 chapters covering OHS concepts, theories and evidence and is used as the basis for

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