Policy Procedures – Chain of Responsibility

We have seen many examples of Policies and Procedures over the years.  Ranging enormously in terms of quality and content.  For example: Company “A”, completed a Gap Analysis of their Chain of Responsibility and were told they had 140 fail points within their system, they were duly horrified.   The Board decided to get expert […]

Specialists being Employed to Increase Chain of Responsibility Investigations

State Authorities are Employing Specialists to Increase Chain of Responsibility Investigations. Victoria Victoria Police are now employing over 20 specialist mechanics to conduct roadside maintenance inspections.  Already thousands of road side inspections have been conducted. “And it’s rumoured they found one truck with the trailer brakes chained back because the air hose connections were broken.” […]

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 […]