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Everything You Need To Know About Chain Of Responsibility

The changes introduced to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) under the National Heavy Vehicle Law (NHVL) in the recent past, necessitates that everyone in the supply chain comes with the obligation to ensure vehicle transport safety of the transport activities.

In this post, we will discuss everything about the Chain of Responsibility and its importance in the health and safety management system.

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What is the Chain of Responsibility?

Chain of Responsibility means that all parties involved in a form of transport-related activity, are accountable for the sake of their safety and security.

It’s an approach used to ensure a business fulfilling its obligations related to occupational health, environment management, and safety. The philosophy behind this is that the organisation has the responsibility to look after the health and safety of the coworkers, customers, and other people around. Actually, it’s a risk management practice where the person or the company is held responsible for the actions.

Chain of Responsibility – How does it apply to Australian workplaces? 

The CoR links every member of a workplace, whether they are managers or individual team members of the organisation. “It is the responsibility of all members to make sure that best practices are being followed to keep each other, their colleagues, and the business safe.” – says the professional advisor.

Why is a CoR Important?

This is a method of ensuring the people that have the authority and power to take charge of a situation and everyone that comes under the policies and procedures governing the respective roles. It helps to identify areas of the business and the requirement of improvement:

The benefits of CoR include:

  • Determining negligence and liability
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • The effective disciplinary reporting system‍
  • Protects Business Reputation, and more

Understanding the Chain of Responsibility helps you understand the procedures to manage health and safety within your workplace. Before you know it, you will own a suitable work environment for your employees.

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