Chain of Responsibility

Guidelines and other tools to facilitate cost effective compliance with the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice.

Project / Initiative

Best Practice Safety Guidelines – CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice – develop guidelines and other tools to facilitate cost effective compliance with the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice.

Challenge

The Australian Logistics Council developed the National Logistics Safety Code in 2012 to highlight the critical areas of risk and accountability in the logistics supply chain.   This code addresses Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations. The CSG industry has employed a range of methods to assess heavy vehicle safety and demonstrate compliance with the HVNL and CoR obligations. This created duplication, process inefficiencies and unnecessary cost burdens. Some methods employed in the industry are not well aligned with the HVNL.

The CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice was developed by operators in the industry in 2012 to describe CSG industry-specific requirements within the National Logistics Safety Code. Participation in, and demonstration of compliance with, the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice provides a reasonable steps defence under the HVNL.

Across the industry, understanding of the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice and COR obligations needs to improve. The industry also needs to explore cost effective methods of demonstrating compliance with the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice and COR obligations.

Solution

Improve interaction with contractors in the industry regarding the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice and provide the opportunity to discuss the Code of Practice and its impact on the industry.

Develop cost effective approaches to demonstrating compliance with the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice. Communicate HVNL and CoR obligations industry-wide and provide tools to assist in implementing them at work sites throughout Queensland.

Result

In 2012 industry operators convened the Heavy Vehicle Working Group (HVWG) to provide oversight of industry compliance with the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice. The HVWG now occupies a permanent seat in the Safer Together Land Transport Working Group. This provides for greater collaboration between operators and contractors in demonstrating compliance with the CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice.

Now Available!

A launch kit has been developed to help Safer Together members communicate CoR obligations. The kit includes:

  • Implementation guide: an overview of the steps and activities to roll out the CoR materials
  • Leaflet: explaining CoR and providing a quick assessment about if CoR applies to you
  • Poster: explaining CoR to oil and gas workers
  • Poster: explaining CoR to the oil and gas supply chain
  • Video: introducing CoR and explaining what it's all about

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For More Information

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Related Links

www.nhvr.gov.au

www.austlogistics.com.au/safety

www.austlogistics.com.au/safety/csg-logistics-safety-code/

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