6.2 Your safety responsibilities under the law



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Start with 6.2.1 Chain of Responsibility below…

There are various laws which place safety responsibilities on all parties associated with heavy vehicle transport.

Transport Safety is not just the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle.

Workplace safety legislation places obligations on management and other workers in the company to address workplace safety issues

Over and above this requirement the law (both the Heavy Vehicle National Law and WA and NT State law) embrace a concept called “Chain of Responsibility“ (CoR) which makes all parties in the “transport chain” responsible for ensuring that their transport operations are safe.

Another requirement is that the loads on vehicles are securely attached to the vehicle and do not come loose and injure people. The technical term covering this is “load restraint.” The National Transport Commission has produced a Load Restraint Guide which outlines best practice for load restraint.