CoR Management Plan - HV Compliance

CoR Management Plan

A “CoR Management Plan” can be a contractual need for providers or people using transport and logistics services that entail heavy vehicles.

There might be a party to CoR provisions Under the HVNL, government departments, private companies, and Contractors.

The CoR provisions execute obligation for heavy vehicle offences on every individual or business whose actions, demands, inactions influence conduct on the road as well as on-road parties including drivers and operators.

The CoR provisions are developed to assure that any party that controls, influences or encourages particular on-road behaviours is spotted and held properly accountable. To put it simply, CoR identifies the on-road impacts of the actions, inactions, as well as demands of off-road parties in the chain of transport and supply.

Identified parties in the CoR accomplish certain activities that influence road transport operations and have a direct effect on the safety of drivers as well as the general public. These parties should be properly accountable for the influence and control they imply.

In order to comply with the HVNL law, private companies, government departments, and Contractors must assure that they can show reasonable measures are taken to prevent a violation from occurring in the workplace or as an outcome of the activities.


Implementing, Monitoring & Auditing CoR Management Plans

The contract manager who is responsible for the contract needs to make sure that the Contractor’s CoR performance is properly monitored, especially the Contractor’s implementation of the CoR Management Plan.

The Contractor should be audited against its CoR Management Plan, generally conducted as part of combined systems audits. Related external service providers who specialize in the CoR provisions need to be engaged to perform the audits.

The CoR Management Plan must at least address:

Methods of managing interfaces with other subcontractors, stakeholders, suppliers, along with other CoR related organisations.

Methods of handling relevant regulators and Authorities related to CoR,

Processes and strategies to get all required approvals with CoR implications

Methods of developing, implementing as well as reporting on safety metrics for CoR

The organisation chart demonstrating team structure and defining CoR responsibilities, along with the project handover stage

Communication protocols related to CoR, comprising the project handover stage

Key personnel, description of their positions/qualifications and reporting lines, as related to CoR

Resources management, as well as addressing the shortage of skilled resources that are important for the management of CoR issues.

Identification of hazard and risk evaluation of CoR issues, along with formal CoR risk workshops at the major stages (design development and construction). This should also include the Contractor, Subcontractors, designer, and suppliers of major items, Principal contractor Representative or the government department, and the Project Verifier. The CoR risk workshops can be integrated with the WHS risk workshops.

Reporting on near incidents, misses, accidents, and infringements developing from CoR issues, within two working days of such events including corrective actions in monthly progress reports.

The methodical management of CoR problems across the work of the contractor and the provision of evidence that denotes the Contractor has met the legal CoR obligations.

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