Chain of Responsibility charges can be extended to include people who are associates of an influencing person.
Influencing people or parties are defined under the Chain of Responsibility legislation, in varying forms in each state. For example in Queensland, it is under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (Qld), such people include:
- Employer of a driver
- Contractor of a driver
- Operator of a vehicle
- Scheduler of goods for transport by a vehicle,
- Scheduler of the driver
- Consignor and Consignee of the goods transported by the vehicle
- Loading manager
- Loader and/or unloader of goods.
Under the legislation, associates of ‘influencing persons’ will also risk being included in the ‘chain of responsibility’ liability. Associates of the “influencing person” may include a partner, relative, spouse or employee who acts in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes given by the influencing person.
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