implementation of chain of responsibility (cor) legislation in western australia paul bond manager,...
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Implementation of Chain of Responsibility (CoR) Legislation in Western Australia Paul Bond Manager, Heavy Vehicle Transport Compliance Main Roads WA, Heavy Vehicle Operations Slide 2 Legislation Slide 3 Chain of Responsibility What is it? CoR legislation extends the legal liability for breaches of transport law to all parties throughout the transport chain. Slide 4 Chain of Responsibility Why? CoR legislation aim is to encourage parties in the transport chain to promote compliance through positive actions to avoid breaches of transport law from occurring i.e being proactive instead of reactive. Slide 5 If you use road transport as part of your business, you share the responsibility of preventing breaches under new CoR legislation. This means anyone who has control in the transport chain (including the operator and manager) can be held legally accountable if, by their actions, inactions or demands, they cause or contribute to road safety breaches. Chain of Responsibility What does (CoR) mean? Slide 6 Chain of Responsibility What are the key components? Legal accountability throughout the transport chain Risk categorisation of breaches Expanded enforcement powers Increased legal defences Clarification and broadening of general liability Introduction of Container Weight Declarations Wider sanctions Slide 7 Chain of Responsibility Breach category break points Increase in the break point limits for breaches e.g Width Breaches Risk BreachC & E BillWA law Minor< 40mm< 100mm Substantial40 79mm100 150mm Severe 80mm 150mm Slide 8 Chain of Responsibility What vehicle types does this reform cover? In WA CoR laws will apply to all vehicle types, (including light vehicles