Australia: [Event] The new 'chain of responsibility' regime – safeguarding your business
Last Updated: 24 December 2016

Event details

When Location Contact Cost
March 17, 2017 Cooper Grace Ward T - +61 7 3231 2400 $450.00
7:45am for 8:00am- Level 21
400 George Street
Brisbane QLD

The changes 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 mid-2018.

The changes significantly alter the current regime and will affect all Australian heavy transport businesses and the customers that use their services. 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. The failure to discharge a primary duty of care is an offence that can attract jail terms and penalties of up to $3 million.

To assist the road transport industry and other participants in the supply chain comply with their new obligations, we are running a number of specialised half-day training courses in early 2017. These sessions are interactive and run in small groups (no more than 20 participants per class) so that there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Masterclass for directors, executives and managers

This interactive half-day course covers practical issues such as:

  • recap of the current chain of responsibility regime and an overview of the new regime
  • primary duties and the meaning of 'reasonably practicable'
  • due diligence obligations of executive officers and managers
  • compliance systems and policies, including managing breaches of policies
  • roadworthiness and vehicle safety issues
  • penalties and other enforcement options
  • dealing with regulators and managing court proceedings
  • managing critical incidents
  • insurance and asset protection strategies

This course will be of benefit to directors, senior executives and managers of road transport operators and other parties in the supply chain, as well as their advisers.

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