Australia: [Online event] Changes to chain of responsibility law – understanding your new obligations
Last Updated: 11 November 2016

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When Location Contact Cost
January 31, 2017
Log on: 12:15pm for
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online T - +61 7 3231 2400

The amendments to the 'chain of responsibility' provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law are set to commence across all states and territories (other than WA and the NT) in late 2017. The changes mean that everyone in the chain of responsibility for a heavy vehicle has a primary duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of their transport activities related to the vehicle.

This duty extends to eliminating or, where elimination is not possible, minimising safety risks and the risk of damage to road infrastructure, so far as is reasonably practicable. The failure to discharge a primary duty of care is an offence that can attract jail terms and penalties of up to $3 million.

This webinar will outline the changes and what they will mean for the road transport industry and participants in the supply chain who use road transport operators.

Attendance at the webinar will assist road transport operators, other participants in the supply chain and their advisers to understand their new obligations and what modifications they need to make to existing practices before the legislation commences.

We hope that you will be able to join us.

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