Message from the CEO
Work being undertaken by heavy vehicle associations to develop and register Industry Codes of Practice is significantly important.
An Industry Code of Practice establishes standards and procedures for parties across the supply chain to identify, analyse, evaluate and mitigate risks associated with meeting safety duties obligations.
I commend the Australian Logistics Council and Australian Trucking Association for developing the original Master Code, based on NHVR guidelines.
The NHVR approved the Master Code last year. However many sections of the heavy vehicle industry are unique and have taken an opportunity to build on the Master Code with more detail information specific to their particular task.
I look forward to assessing the work being undertaken on the Crane Industry Code of Practice, Forestry Log Haulage Registered Code of Practice, Managing Effluent in the Livestock Supply Chain Code of Practice, Waste and Recycling Industry Code of Practice for Load Management, the Tasmanian Agriculture and Horticultural Registered Industry Code of Practice, Livestock Transport Code of Practice – Mass Management for livestock being transported to/from saleyards, lairages and feedlots and the Wine Industry Code of Practice.
Thank you to all the organisations and groups involved in pulling this information together. It will be another boost for future safe and best practices within the heavy vehicle transport industry.
Portal and database modernising heavy vehicle safety and productivity
Technology is allowing the NHVR to modernise the way heavy vehicle safety and productivity services are delivered.
Using the mixture of data and digital platforms, the NHVR is continuing to explore new ways to make it easier to do business for one of the most important industries in Australia.
The most recent leap forward came when the NHVR started integrating heavy vehicle data and information into a secure national database known as the Safety and Compliance Regulatory Platform.
NHVR Solutions Director David Carlisle said this new data platform, along with the NHVR Portal, was delivering vastly improved digital capability and information that would greatly benefit heavy vehicle operations.
Survey seeks insight into industry's safety management
The NHVR is conducting its latest survey into how the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain is tackling their safety responsibilities.
NHVR Safety Assurance Director Greg Fill said the online safety survey would assist the NHVR to decide how best to develop future safety information.
“With the introduction of safety duties provisions in October 2018, we want to understand how these changes have impacted everyday safety practices.
“We want to hear from everyone across the industry and supply chain about what they do to manage safety.
Mr Fill said the survey would allow the NHVR to continue to develop programs to support operators to meet their safety duties.
The survey is voluntary and responses are confidential. It will be conducted by independent research company Insync and take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey is open until the 31st March.
Fatigue Choices for work and rest hour flexibility
Flexibility for drivers using work and rest hours is within reach for many heavy vehicle operators.
NHVR Fatigue Specialist Andreas Blahous said a new Fatigue Choice customer program would assist operators to ensure their business is making the most of existing fatigue laws.
“Applying for AFM does not have to be a difficult process, but does require a commitment by the business and staff to some additional safety measures,” Andreas said.
“From next week the NHVR will be going door-to-door to meet with operators across Australia to discuss their work and rest hour requirements and what options are available.
New booklet for AFM preparation
The NHVR has recently released a new booklet Advance Fatigue Management – Preparation to apply, which is the third in the AFM series to assist operators.
NHVR Fatigue Specialist Andreas Blahous said the booklet was designed to breakdown the components of an AFM application.
“It provides plain English descriptions of the elements the NHVR reviews when it receives an application,” Andreas said.
Customer Portal Training - Adelaide, South Australia
Would you like to learn more about vehicle configuration? Need help understanding routing? Ready for guidance on how to use the NHVR portal?
Our expert portal training team are making their way to Adelaide later this month to share some tips and tricks for using the latest features of the NHVR portal.
Tuesday 17 March
In late 2019 we released a range of new online services in the NHVR customer portal to make it easier to do your heavy vehicle business - from vehicle standards applications to managing your NHVAS accreditation.
If you're near Adelaide, and would like some help getting started with the new features or understanding how the portal can make it easier for you to do business, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number of attendees and your topics of interest and we'll be in touch to confirm times.
Many Australian industries are closely monitoring the potential impacts of coronavirus (COVID 19), following the Australian Government recently issuing a health alert as a precaution.
NHVR is now on Instagram
Follow us on Instagram to keep up-to-date with NHVR projects and events.
Connect with us and share your pictures from the road to be featured in our newsletter.
Connect with us
Having troubles viewing this email? Please click here to view online.
Get in touch
1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487)
Enjoying On The Road?
Forward this email to share with a friend or click here to subscribe another address.