Every person under the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) has a role to play in maintaining safety and compliance. How can you ensure that you are complying with your safety obligations?
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has outlined steps to make sure you are compliant.
Step 1: Know and understand what your transport activities are under the CoR. If you’re unsure of what activities you are responsible for, visit https://www.nhvr.gov.au/safety-accreditation-compliance/chain-of-responsibility
Step 2: Identify the risks of your activities, starting with the main risks identified in the HVNL:
Step Three: Assess the risks.
Step Four: Find ways to manage the risks:
Step Five: Implement appropriate control measures, such as:
Step Six: Monitor the effectiveness of the controls and update them when needed.
The NHVR has produced a range of resources to help you complete these steps. You can find these here.