Australia: [Invitation] Chain of responsibility in the transport industry
Last Updated: 3 October 2014

Event details

When Location Contact
October 30, 2014
7:00am for 7:30am to
Royal Queensland Golf Club
431 Curtin Ave West
Eagle Farm, QLD
T - +61 7 3231 2400

The Heavy Vehicle National Law 2012 (HVNL) commenced on 10 February 2014, replacing existing laws governing the operation of all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.

The 'chain of responsibility' provisions in the HVNL seek to make everyone in the supply chain, not just the driver, responsible for ensuring breaches of road laws do not occur. The chain of responsibility extends to employees, managers, directors and partners of businesses. In this seminar, special counsel Gillian Bristow will discuss:

  • the concept of 'chain of responsibility'
  • who can be potentially liable, and the extent of that liability
  • the 'reasonable steps' defence and our experiences with enforcement proceedings
  • other areas of legal exposure for transport operators that may arise from breaches of the HVNL.

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