The planning and implementation of efficient Transport & Logistics is crucial in business, from small supply systems to global transport supply chains, to ensure that projects are well-planned, cost effective, and compliant with WHS obligations.
Chain of Responsibility legislation is of critical interest within the logistics industry. Understanding the responsibilities of every party within the chain places accountability on individuals at each level and performs a safety management function. This includes adherence to the Heavy Vehicle National Law and the underlying comprehension of legislation in order to control and reduce risk associated with speed and driver fatigue.
All members of the supply chain must ensure that a work contract or the terms of a contract do not result in, encourage, reward or be an incentive to break any road transport law. Every party involved in the supply chain who has influence over transport activities is responsible for road safety. They may be found legally liable for breaches to the regulation.
That makes contractor management a key part of your business. Cm3’s contractor safety management & prequalification system offers transport management solutions to help ensure that each part of your supply chain is meeting their legal obligations for safety and compliance.
Key Areas of Focus in Chain of Responsibility Legislation
Mass & Dimension
Cm3 gives you the ability to manage all aspects of your contractor compliance – online and visible across your whole business with tools for transport management systems
The Cm3 assessment team is trained in the application of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NHVL) Chain of Responsibility legislation to businesses in the Transport & Logistics industry. The team verifies all submitted documentation against legislative requirements – giving you confidence in the compliance of your logistics providers and making the management of your transport systems easy.
The dedicated, Australian-based support team does the heavy lifting requesting and verifying required insurances while the Cm3 platform gives you the flexibility to control required minimum insurance cover for individual suppliers.
From your own Cm3 site, clients can collect and verify any type of contractor licences or company documentation and even have contractors complete an online declaration of adherence to your policies and procedures if required.
Cm3 provides an easy to use web-based interface, giving you real-time access to the status of your contractors’ prequalification.
Expert Assessor Team
With a full-time expert compliance team, the Cm3 prequalification process stays up to date with changing regulations and legal requirements.
Built by WHS Experts
By leveraging Cm3’s centralised system of already prequalified contractors and a standardised process, your organisation can dramatically decrease the time required to prequalify your contractors.
Transport & Logistics Contractor Management FAQ
What is transport and logistics management?
The primary goal of managing transport and logistics is to create an efficient and effective flow of supply from one point to another, while also managing other associated activities like storage, packaging and distribution. Through effective management, businesses can ensure that customers receive their products on time and free of damage.
What is heavy vehicle national law?
The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) governs the use of heavy vehicles in Australia and includes things like mass and dimension limits, fatigue management, vehicle standards and chain of responsibility obligations. It applies to all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM). The aim of the law is to improve the safety and productivity of the heavy vehicle industry.
What is the meaning of Chain of Responsibility?
Chain of Responsibility law ensures that all workers who are involved with heavy vehicles are accountable for safety precautions. This law recognises that everyone involved in the supply chain has a responsibility to ensure that goods are being transported safely and legally. This includes the drivers to the business that employs the driver and the place of delivery.