Chain of Responsibility Safety Management Systems For Heavy Vehicles

Updated on October 10th, 2022

October 2018, Changes in Primary CoR Duty Laws: As of October 1st, 2018, previous Heavy Vehicle Nation Law (HVNL) is amended to ensure that every in-the-chain-party of an associated heavy vehicle transport process understands and applies a defined and established related safety conformance process. Elimination and maximum reduction of potential safety issues define the practical purpose of the process. As such, the effective elements of an efficient heavy vehicles CoR safety management system must include in-place controls that originate through basic business practices, reliable employee/operator training and monitoring procedures in the following core safety processes:

  • Risk identification, assessment, evaluation and the establishment of reliable risk control
  • Best-Practice management compliance that encompasses dimension, fatigue, loading, mass and speed as applied via vehicle standards
  • Monitoring via regulated and regular reporting, analysis and involvement of executive officers
  • AND Documented responses to Need-For-Action reporting and Identified-Safety-Concerns.

Reasonably Practical Chain Of Responsibility

The term Reasonably Practicable infers notation and rational response to relevant matters associated with currently applicable transport activity health and safety issues, including taking into account matters pertaining to:

  • Probability – as in opportunity and possibility of an associated incident
  • Harm – as in consequences and degree of damage associated with the probability of the incident
  • Knowledge – as in the awareness that a given in-the-change party have concerning such probable risk factors
  • Solutions – as in methodology, feasibility and practicality of eliminating the probability of risk.

Reasonably Practicable Chain Of Responsibility (CoR)

The term Reasonably Practicable infers a rational response to relevant safety issues with allowance for matters pertaining to:

  • Costs as in modifications proportionally to the identified risk factor
  • Time as in applicable to the identified risk factor
  • AND all other relevant components.

Necessities of a Reliable Chain of Responsibility Safety Management System For Heavy Vehicles

Necessary components to ensure compliance with chair of responsibility heavy vehicle requirements include:

* In-Place CoR Management Processes that satisfy the following obligations:

  • Can you account for consideration of all WHS and COR heavy vehicle risks and controls
  • Can you reliably demonstrate comprehensive management of the risks

* Demonstration of Clear and Comprehension understanding of your position in the CoR, including:

  • Identification of up-chain and down-chain third parties
  • Documented safety guidance and instructions for positive influence on safety outcomes both up-chain and down-chain.

*Documented Third Part Agreement on identified and determined safety risks and controls, including compliance via all commercial contracts.

Benefits of a Reliable Chain of Responsibility Safety Management System For Heavy Vehicles

Managing and complying with safety duty obligations can be complex, time-extensive and prone to error. However, when contractors make use of a fully efficient Construction Operations Management system, management of safety controls, compliance and documentation gets much simpler. With Assignar safety compliance features you get:

  • Real-time documented evidence of your risk management compliance
  • Reliable assurance for co-managed risks involving third parties
  • Automated management of all your safety processes and risk controls
  • Detailed cost evaluations, incident tracking and compliance improvements
  • Recognition for using an industry-identified safety tool
  • AND so much more.

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