If you’re a manager or supervisor in the supply chain and transport industry, you should make sure you’re up to speed with what training and accreditations you need when it comes to chain of responsibility.

For any organisation that uses heavy vehicles (over 4.5 tonnes) in their supply chain, they need to ensure that all business activities to do with chain of responsibility comply with national heavy vehicle laws.

What is Chain of Responsibility (COR)?

When it comes to the heavy vehicle industry, operating a safe supply chain is a joint effort. Any incidents on the road are not the sole responsibility of drivers but also of owners, operators, directors, dispatchers, contractors or any other party involved in the supply chain.

Chain of responsibility is the management practice in the industry of ensuring, from drivers through to managers, all regulations and procedures are being followed. Throughout the transport supply chain, any individuals’ actions can impact safety and so COR safeguards responsibility is taken at all levels of business.

Since 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) has made clear that all parties in the supply chain share equal legal responsibility for ensuring safety, especially when it comes to incidents on the road. This can range from speeding, exceeding weight limits to loading violations or breaches of fatigue management requirements.

Why is COR Important for Your Business?

The chain of responsibility legislation was developed from the understanding that when it comes to heavy vehicle incidents, any unlawful behaviour by a driver can often be traced back to influencing parties or other factors. The stressful nature of the role, for example, delivery times and working hours/contracts, can contribute as well.

Ensuring every party in the supply chain is aware of the rules and regulations is the key to maintaining your business’ compliance with heavy vehicle laws.

Undertaking chain of responsibility training should be your next step, to guarantee everyone in your supply chain is on the same page and minimise any potential harm to your team.

What COR Training Course Do You Need?

When it comes to chain of responsibility training there are two options:

• COR 1 training is directed at your team ‘on the ground’, including dispatchers, loaders and drivers.
COR 2 training is for managers and supervisors and develops their expertise when it comes to monitoring the safety of transport activities.

Undertaking COR 2 training will ensure your business’ compliance with national heavy vehicle laws, whilst developing your knowledge when it comes to determining and developing chain of responsibility policies and procedures that will keep the people in your team safe.

It will also give you added understanding for the initial identification of supply chain risks and industry best practices for monitoring and reporting them.

Chain Of Responsibility COR 2 Training with Kallibr

For managers and supervisors interested in the Level 2 chain of responsibility course we have training sessions running on-demand in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Ensure your business is undertaking their chain of responsibility due diligence give us a call today to schedule your training at one of our facilities.