75 delegates from 28 leading transport and logistics organisations attended the SCLAA’s Chain of Responsibility workshop in Port Melbourne recently and the positive feedback continues to flow with delegates taking away a better understanding of how CoR affects them and with many keen to get back to work to re-check their compliance.
Based around a real prosecuted case involving the carriage of steel bar for a driveway concreting job, our panel of experts from Freightrain, VicRoads, NSW RTA and Rigby Cooke Lawyers re-enacted the actions of each party to walk the audience through the chain of events that ended with a number of prosecutions and fines.
Starting from the very beginning our panel walked through each party’s actions, moving to the resulting accident and subsequent regulatory investigations and interviews of everyone involved. Our panel went on to carefully explain the regulations and expectations of each step in the Chain of Responsibility that resulted in multiple prosecutions.
And of course it didn’t stop there! The panel then responded to a barrage of questions from the audience clarifying or supporting their response with real examples or reference to the legal instruments that applied. Without doubt, this was a fabulous refresher (or sharp wake up call) for all involved.
There is no doubt that everyone benefited from the workshop and everyone advanced their knowledge for practical application of CoR legislation.
Our very special thanks to our expert panel; Chris Rowlands from Freightrain, Scott Douglas and Richard Bell from VicRoads, Paul Endycott from NSW RTA, and Elizabeth Guerra-Stolfa from Rigby Cooke Lawyers.
Special thanks also to Silk Logistics Group and Clifford Hallam Healthcare for their sponsorship of the event.
VicRoads have very kindly offered to provide the presentation from last week’s event. You can download the presentation HERE.
And finally, Elizabeth from Rigby Cooke Lawyers has kindly provided their much read ‘In Transit’ Logistics Industry Bulletin so make sure you download the latest issues – APRIL ISSUE, JULY ISSUE. They are a great read for any industry professional.
The Victorian committee is focused on providing high quality events that add value to our membership so make sure you check the web page frequently to see what we’re planning next.