NHVL & COR awareness is the obligation of the management of any business associated with the road transport task.
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(Article courtesy of QTA Member Cooper Grace Ward (CGW)
Heavy Vehicle National Law and other legislation amendment bill 2016 has now been passed in Queensland. The proposed changes will significantly alter the current regime and impose a ‘primary duty’ on all parties mid 2018. The chain of responsibility concept will ensure, "so far as is reasonably practicable", the safety of road transport activities. This change will mean enforcement agencies can bring proceedings against parties in the chain without some harm or incident having to first occur. These changes also impose significant maximum penalties that give teeth to the primary duty and align with other national safety laws. Now executive officers can be charged even if the corporation has not.