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Chain of Responsibility Design Oz Assignments
What is a CoR?
The chain of responsibility is a type of policy that has been implemented in the Australian transportation legislation in order to put legal obligations on the seminal parties involved in transport supply chain. The chain of responsibility was conceptualized initially in order to apply in the heavy vehicle segment for regulations like speeding, fatigue as well as mass, dimension and loading. This concept was undertaken in order to minimise the unlawful organizational behaviour by truck drivers who are controlled by the parties involved in the transport supply chain. The chain of responsibility provides Stern warning to the elite parties that they cannot increase or create incentive that may lure the driver to take unlawful actions.
Locate the policies/procedures regarding managing risk; How is legislation relating to and managing risk incorporated into these?
Zenith Low Loaders takes the issue of risk management very seriously. In order to deliver the promised efficient transportation without compromising on safety the drivers and operators are thoroughly trained before they are taking an assignment. The company policy also dictates that the drivers and operators can take longer periods of rest in order to eliminate the chance of fatigue. The heavy vehicles operated by the company are also monitored by a GPS in order to adhere to the prescribed speed limit on the basis of Road conditions, weather and load. Work safety is Paramount at all the time and in order to take an assignment the drivers and operators are required to have a commercial vehicles drivers medical as well as the fatigue management self assessment test. In addition to that Zenith Low Loaders has also developed the system that identifies as well as assesses the responsibilities of the different involved parties in the supply chain under the chain of Responsibility in order to develop a system that can enable in managing fatigue. The company also regularly maintains the vehicles and checks the dimensions and weights that fall under the compliance as well as the Assurance conditions that have been made in the commercial arrangements. The chain of responsibility enables to improve safety and compliance by making the involved parties manage the risk which will create a fair market which in turn will increase the productivity and protect infrastructure. It will also protect individuals against the demands of the offroad parties.
Complete table regarding job role and descriptions
I am the prime contractor and i am responsible for engaging the drivers with heavy vehicles under service contract. I am part of the supply chain system and can be prosecuted under law for actions, demands or inactions.
Explain (summarize) CoR and Risk Management, their generic purpose and why they are useful
Chain of responsibility is useful for identifying the pressure points made by off road parties that can influence a driver to undertake any unlawful activities. On the other hand risk management can be define there is identification, prioritisation and evaluation of the risk which is followed by coordinated application of several resources for monitoring controlling and minimising the effects of risks. The chain of responsibility is necessary because it holds the Offroad parties accountable for their actions and decisions. Risk management is also necessary as it helps in minimising the impact of unfortunate events.
List potential recognised parties in your workplace (Job title) that are involved in the supply chain and CoR responsibilities
Zenith Low Loaders interacts with alot of recognised party which are involved in the supply chain and have obligation towards fulfilling the chain of responsibility. Apart from the employers and company directors, the company also works with consignor and consignee or transported goods. Davc company is also involved with exporters importers as well as primary producers. The drivers are also considered an important party. Other involved parties include transport operators, schedulers, loaders, unloaders and loading managers.
Research each of these HVNL acts (in table) and detail the below information
This act provides an idea of the maximum work requirement as well as minimum rest requirements. The act also analyses the work diary requirements, risk yes contravention for different working hours.
This regulation helps in clarifying the performance based standard provisions along with identifications of approved examiners. The regulation also deals with enforcement along with provision for annual reports. The oversight of the board and regulator along with several other miscellaneous provisions have been also discussed in this legislation.
HV Mass, dimension and loading
This act deals with the mars, dimension and loading requirements that is to be adhered. This act also identifies exemptions for over mass or oversized vehicle, along with conditions for granting permission for mass or dimension by the relevant rude authorities. This act also analyses the imposition Of The Road conditions with respect to the heavy vehicle class.
HV vehicle standards
This regulation defines the vehicle standards under which a single vehicle or a heavy combination of different vehicles must comply in order to be used on road. Three standards of heavy vehicles have been identified in this regulation
Review the HVNL regarding duties and: Summarise the principal duty of each party in the chain of responsibility or applicable state/territory law and regulations; Summarize some reasonable steps to be followed by each party to comply with chain of responsibility as outlined in either of the above regulations; Summarize 3 examples of the principal obligations relating to own job role in the chain of responsibility or applicable state/territory law and regulations
Operator or manager
These individuals are responsible for ensuring that the drivers schedule and roster do not breach driving over as well as speed limits. They are also responsible for assessing with the driver is fit for the assignment. The operators and managers need to record the activities of the driver in order to ensure that the drivers do not undertake any assignment when impaired by fatigue. Vehicle maintenance and proper functioning of the speed limit is also one of the responsibilities of operators and managers. They are also needed to look into matters of loading, container weight declaration and risk identification that may lead to breaches.
Consignee and consignor
These individuals need to ensure that a lot does not exceed the mass as well as dimension limits while at the same time desist from increasing drivers to exceed the speed limit or driving in fatigue.
Loading managers and loaders
Loading managers are responsible for ensuring that there is no delay while loading and unloading which will contribute to driver fatigue. They are also responsible for providing reliable information on weight to the drivers along with proper documentation and appropriate packaging.
Drivers and owners
These individuals need to comply with the relevant res legislations and respond to changing circumstances so that their vehicle do not exceed the limits. They are also required to check the restraining of the goods they carry without showing any negligence in obeying the speed limit or the rules.
Utilise your job role table you completed in Exercise 2 of this workbook and research potential penalties you could face as a result of HVNL breaches. List at least 5 samples.
5 potential penalties that can be faced due to breaches are namely:
1. Warning/ educationImprovement notices
2. Court imposed fines
3. Prohibition orders
4. Licensing and registration sanctions
Open NVHR link and summarise the general process in: how CoR breaches are investigated? What happens in a CoR investigation?
Authorised official and police can take part in chain of responsibility investigation of the business practices and solar systems in order to monitor the legal obligations of the company and whether they are being effectively manage. This involves examination comma preview of the company records, procedures, business practices as well as documents in order to ensure that the supply chain operations are in compliance with the law. The investigation begins when information is obtained pertaining to breach of code of conduct by involve party in the supply chain that can result in safety hazard or even a compliance risk. Chain of responsibility investigation are undertaken after events like roadside intercepts, crashes or regular monitoring of operations.
Briefly summarise/describe the following: Your workplace policies, procedures or documents that include CoR regulations; Location / access, version control and List CoR’s as it applies to responsibilities of your own job, as per your Workplace policies and procedures
The management is committed to word allocating resources as well as providing opportunities for fatigue management which will help in putting up practices and policy like fitness for duty assessment, work and rest hours, appropriate preposition, system reviewing loading as well as unloading time, avoidance of demands as well as in sentence that main cause fatigue due to breach of work and rest requirement in a commercial arrangement.
Briefly summarise/describe your workplace methods to: Calculate vehicle dimensions and mass limits, as described in your policies and procedures, Loading procedures to ensure secure and safe, as described in your policies and procedures
The measure dimension minus the assessed dimension gives the dimension measurement adjustment which is nothing but the vehicle dimension limit. The Mass limit on the other hand is dependent on the mechanical structure of the vehicle like axle mass limit and axle spacing. According to the company policies the load is not place in such a manner that it makes the vehicle unstable which will increase the probability of the load to dislodge from the vehicle. In accordance to the type and size of the load, suitable vehicles with proper version which can provide adequate steering, stability and braking are allowed. Using load restraints is a must. The drivers and operators both have responsibilities to minimise occurrence of a risk. The driver needs to verify that the lord is in compliance with the requirement of the vehicle and also idiotically monitor if the load is secure. The operators are responsible for utilising appropriate vehicles for transportation and loading process without compromising stability. They are also expected to load restraint systems that conform to the performance standards.
Review your current workplace policies and procedures regarding communication strategies. Identify 4 examples of communication activities conducted as per your procedures, these can include external and internal examples
1. Information collection
4. Feedback based review system
Review your workplace CoR policies and procedures and summarise 4 examples of monitoring practices/requirements (reports, audits etc) across your own job role plus a supervisory role and a chosen (your choice) additional, as per CoR responsible parties
2. Third party contracts as well as interaction
3. Incident reporting
4. Internal safety audits
Utilise the 4 examples of monitoring practices/requirements (reports, audits etc) of your chosen supervisory role and list processes and results across a 4 week working period. Details can be listed below or a separate live sample report (confidential details can be blanked out) can be provided:
Refer to your workplace CoR policies and procedures, describe the following procedures in a supervisory role: What action/process is to be taken when non-compliances have been identified? If breaches have been identified and investigated, what action/process is to be taken to rectified?
It is necessary to stop the unsafe activity immediately in order to ensure everybody safety followed by immediate review of the activities for risk assessment which will enable to identify a controlling measures. The identified issue needs to be reported and documented. In case where beaches have occurred it is necessary to interact with driver as well as with different partners in the supply chain in order to design a system that can be implemented for ensuring workplace safety and minimise the chances of bridges. The effectiveness of the systems need to be regularly tested in order to scale them again the performance metrics. It is also advisable for the company to deal with off road parties that will be unable to demonstrate save as well as compliant practices.
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