Compliance and enforcement laws
Compliance and enforcement laws affect all businesses that operate or use heavy vehicle road transport. The laws encourage safe work practices, with everyone in the supply chain taking responsibility for the way goods and passengers are transported on our roads.
Everyone in the chain of responsibility is required to be seen to have taken reasonable steps to ensure they are complying with the law.
These steps can be as simple as:
- assessing contractual arrangements with customers
- communicating with customers regarding the legislation
- assessing the training requirements of employees
- implementing and documenting appropriate policies, procedures and workplace practices.
Industry may also develop a code of practice. National guidelines to develop an industry code of practice can be found on the Austroads website.
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Protecting yourself under the chain of responsibility - National Transport Commission
Guidelines for the content, development, approval and use of industry codes of practice - Austroads Publications
Statutes Amendment (Road Transport Compliance and Enforcement) Act 2006 - South Australian Legislation
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Phone: 1300 799 955