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Chain of Responsibility (COR) Consultants

Chain of Responsibility (COR) is a policy concept that ensures legal obligation is placed on all parties in the supply chain, who are in a position to influence or control on-road behaviour. This concept is administered through laws such as the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) which regulates fatigue management, load restraint, mass management, speed management and vehicle dimensions. Our Chain of Responsibility consultants in Melbourne are experienced in developing Chain of Responsibility management plans and can provide invaluable support for your business.

Who has a legal obligation?

The following parties in the supply chain commonly have a legal obligation:

  • Transport operator
  • Prime contractor
  • Driver
  • Scheduler of vehicle
  • Loading manager

  • Receiving manager
  • Loader and unloader
  • Consignor
  • Consignee

The legal obligation also extends to corporate entities, directors, partners, and managers, who are all accountable for the acts and omissions of individuals under their control.
What are Chain of Responsibility management plans?

Chain of Responsibility management plan is an essential tool designed to aid organisations to fulfill their legal obligations and prevent incidents. Chain of Responsibility management plan is a systematic framework which includes various elements consisting of:

Our Services

Our Chain of Responsibility consultants can develop Chain of Responsibility management plans conforming to the Heavy Vehicle National Law, Dangerous Goods Regulations and the following applicable code of practice:

  • ALC Retail Logistics Safety Code
  • ALC Coal Seam Gas Logistics Safety Code