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Chain of Responsibility

All members of the supply chain must ensure that a work/employment contract or the terms of a contract do not result in, encourage, reward or be an incentive to break any road transport law. 

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws form part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and are regulated by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). Since the 01 October 2018, all parties to the supply chain share responsibility for ensuring breaching of the HVNL do not occur.

Every party involved in the supply chain, who has influence over transport activities, is responsible for road safety. They may be found legally liable for breaches to the regulation. 


CoR targets the following areas

  • Speeding
  • Fatigue Management
  • Mass Dimension
  • Load Restraint

 

All members of the supply chain must ensure that a work/employment contract or the terms of a contract do not result in, encourage, reward or be an incentive to break any road transport law. 

 

Benefits

  • Meeting your duty of care and due diligence
  • Providing a safer working environment
  • Preventing incidents and near misses
  • Identifying corrective actions and solutions
  • Managing regulatory and reputational risk

 

    Greencap Services

    • The development. audit and review of Safety Management Systems to incorporate the requirements of CoR Identifies, assesses, evaluates and controls risk
    • Management compliance with speed, fatigue, mass, dimension, loading and vehicle standards requirements through identified best practice
    • Involve reporting at all levels of the organisations
    • Documents and records actions taken to manage safety

     

    Integrated safety management systems have organisation benefits including

    • Improved safety performance
    • Data that improves decision processes
    • Cost reduction through process improvement
    • Compliance and management of legal accountabilities
    • Demonstrating management commitment to safety culture.
       

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