The Chain of Responsibility is a concept used in the Heavy Vehicle Law to place legal obligations on particular parties in the supply chain of a heavy vehicle – not just the operator of the vehicle or the driver of the vehicle. The philosophy of the Chain of Responsibility laws means that any party in the chain who can influence and control the transport activity is responsible for the safety of transport activities.
This course provides training on the chain of responsibility for vehicle operators, schedulers, consignors and consignees, packers, loaders and their managers for lighter vehicles that conduct general delivery activities. It uses examples of smaller trucks with rear openings.
This training covers hazards including, mass, dimensions and loading and unloading, unrestrained and damaged loads, vehicle standards, manual handling, falls from height, scheduling, speeding and fatigue.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn how to apply the Safety Hierarchy of Controls to address workplace hazards.
- Learn about vehicle standards required to ensure that the vehicle is safe to use.
- Learn the importance of scheduling to ensure enough time for the journey to be completed safely and not cause the driver to speed.
- Learn that loads must comply with the mass, dimension and loading requirements applying to the vehicle.
- Learn how to safely load and unload vehicles and how to secure the load to prevent movement.
- Understand the risks of unrestrained loads in the vehicle.
- Understand the fall from height risks when loading and unloading materials.
- Learn how to prevent damage to loads.
- Learn about fatigue management and the need for drivers to take their rescheduled breaks.
Course length: 30 mins (9 x 2-minute animated and subtitled videos + short answer assessments)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
Available in English