Chain of Responsibility Reasonable Steps Defence

The NSW Supreme Court has upheld the decision that a vehicle operator could not claim the “reasonable steps” defence after a breach of the mass requirement of the Road Transport (Vehicle & Driver & Management) Act because he did not check that a forklift operator had loaded the truck as instructed. The most common question […]

Maintenance is part of Chain of Responsibility

In recent weeks we have seen many reports on the Cootes incident in Mona Vale NSW. With a push to further involve equipment in any Chain of Responsibility prosecution. The ATA has been vocal with comments relating to maintenance be included under Chain of Responsibility. However, vehicle maintenance under the Chain of Responsibility act is covered […]

Service Level Agreements may cause Chain of Responsibility Legal Risk

Doctor Mark Gregory from RMIT,  is a high profile expert on the National Broadband Network (NBN). In a scathing article in the Technology Spectator, Dr Gregory makes some points that are equally applicable to the Logistics Sector, specifically in relation to Chain of Responsibility. Risk of Customer Service Guarantees Recently in the media there has […]

4500 Charges Laid for Chain of Responsibility Breaches

Last week Latus assisted a company in WA  reduce its prospective court fines from $500,000 to under $50,000.   Latus was called into assist once the breaches had occured, breaches that will all in the future fall under the WA Compliance and Enforcement (Chain of Responsibility) laws. Although the WA Compliance and Enforcement (Chain of Responsibility) laws […]