Earlier this year a few changes in the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws were announced by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). The main goal is to make sure everyone in the chain shares responsibility for not breaching Heavy Vehicle National Law and Regulations. Find out what it means and how Zapala Go offer a solution for your removal business.
The changes were announced early 2018 and will come into effect on October 1st, just a few weeks away.
But hang on a minute…what are the changes?
According to an article published by the NHVR, these changes align CoR laws more closely with workplace health and safety laws. They understand that multiple parties might be responsible for offences.
Under COR laws if you are named as a party in the chain of responsibility. As so, you exercise (or have the capability of exercising) control or influence over any transport task. Therefore, you have a responsibility to ensure the HVNL is complied with.
Ok…but I’m a removals business. How does that affect me?
Let’s say you are performing an interstate job. You receive orders from Operational team regarding when you have to be at the delivery point. These orders might directly affect the driver (if he has to drive faster than he normally would to make sure he will be on time, for example).
There are two parties here who are responsible for a likely breach on regulations: the driver and the operational leader.
Hmm I see….how can Zapala Go offer a solution to my removals business then?
It’s quite simple. Make sure you are engaging the team on the road to use our app for mobile.
When team on the road is using the app, you can setup checklists to be filled by your drivers, staff and even team leaders. As you are the one putting the checklist together, you can make so in a way you make sure the whole chain is compliant.
As Zapala Go si cloud-based, once checklist is filled out in the app it is automatically sent through the desktop and you can double check at real time if everything is going smoothly as it should.
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