WA Compliance and Enforcement (Chain of Responsibility)
The roll out of Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation in Western Australia is now in full swing with over 250 people from across the transport industry attending the first information sessions.
Latus working with Main Roads WA and the Department of Transport are hosting state wide briefing sessions through September and early October to explain the specific provisions of CoR legislation.
The feedback from attendees of the information sessions to date has been overwhelmingly positive, with industry leaders commenting that the sessions have been very useful.
WA Compliance and Enforcement Legislation
The Compliance and Enforcement Legislation Bill has been passed through the WA Parliament, Main Roads WA, along with Latus are currently drafting the regulations set to come into effect in May 2014.
Main Roads have stressed that education and safety, not punitive action, is at the heart of this legislation, the aim of which is to;
- Improve road safety, and safety within the transport industry
- Improve driver health and education
- Avoid damage to infrastructure
- Ensure compliance with a single legislation across the industry
- Ensure subcontractor safety is improved
- Improve and promote efficient practices in transport
CoR legislation will ensure that, for the first time in the case of a breach of the legislation, all parties involved in the supply chain can be held accountable for their actions or non actions, including companies using subcontracting services. CoR legislation also includes, for the first time, personal fines and sentences for executives.
The information sessions will be held in Perth, Fremantle, Albany, Narrogin, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Port Hedland and Broome for day (10am) and evening (6pm) sessions. Sessions are free and a must for anyone who works in the transport industry.
For more information contact Latus.