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Training directors and managers in
COR NHVL obligations
New NHVL obligations to be imposed 2018
Ensure everyone is "on the same COR page"
NHVL & COR awareness is the obligation of the management of any business associated with the road transport task.
     ARE YOU  READY?                                                                                                                 
                           (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.
The reforms were championed by the ATA include:
- a primary safety duty that will apply to all parties in the chain of   responsibility, including consignors and consignees
- the extension of chain of responsibility to truck  
  maintenance and  repairs (roadworthiness)
- a dramatic reduction in red tape
- higher maximum penalties ($3m)

- new due diligence obligation on company directors
  and  executives, but with a requirement that the 
  prosecution  prove its   case.  (Function rather than title) 

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