Friday, March 1, 2024

NHVR issues regulatory advice for councils

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has published new Regulatory Advice for local governments that undertake functions which make them a party in the Chain of Responsibility (CoR).

As the advice outlines, many services, such as waste management and the construction and maintenance of roads and recreational facilities, are delivered using heavy vehicles.

“The purpose of this Regulatory Advice is to raise awareness among local government that the use of heavy vehicles in delivery of services to the community and businesses make local government a CoR party,” NHVR said in a statement.

“The CoR is the part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law that makes off-road parties responsible for the safety of heavy vehicles on the road.”

The advice provides information on:

  • What are a local government’s legal obligations as a CoR party?
  • What does a local government have to do to meet its primary duty?
  • How does a CoR party manage the hazards and risks associated with their transport activities?
  • Resources, such as SMS and executive due diligence.

Find the Regulatory Advice here.

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