Upcoming Transport & Logistics training programs

Cooper Grace Ward’s transport team are offering three training sessions on the changes to the ‘chain of responsibility’ provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law during February and March 2017.

The changes are set to commence across all states and territories (other than WA and the NT) in mid-2018 and will significantly affect all Australian heavy transport businesses and the customers that use their services.

To assist the road transport industry and other participants in the supply chain comply with their new obligations, we are running two masterclass sessions for directors, executives and managers and an essential training session for compliance officers.

To find out more information and register for these sessions, please follow the below links.

Masterclass for directors, executives and managers – 27 February 2017

  • Recap of the current chain of responsibility regime and an overview of the new regime
  • Primary duties and the meaning of ‘reasonably practicable’
  • Due diligence obligations of executive officers and managers
  • Compliance systems and policies, including managing breaches of policies
  • Roadworthiness and vehicle safety issues
  • Penalties and other enforcement options
  • Dealing with regulators and managing court proceedings
  • Managing critical incidents
  • Insurance and asset protection strategies

Essential training for compliance officers – 10 March 2017

  • Recap of the current chain of responsibility regime and an overview of the new regime
  • Primary duties and the meaning of ‘reasonably practicable’
  • Duties of compliance officers and schedulers
  • Interaction between the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Work Health and Safety legislation
  • Risk management and compliance systems, including codes of practice
  • Inductions and training for staff
  • Preparation of policies and checklists
  • Penalties and other enforcement options

Masterclass for directors, executives and managers – 17 March 2017

  • Recap of the current chain of responsibility regime and an overview of the new regime
  • Primary duties and the meaning of ‘reasonably practicable’
  • Due diligence obligations of executive officers and managers
  • Compliance systems and policies, including managing breaches of policies
  • Roadworthiness and vehicle safety issues
  • Penalties and other enforcement options
  • Dealing with regulators and managing court proceedings
  • Managing critical incidents
  • Insurance and asset protection strategies