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.

He commends 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.

He looks 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.

He thanks 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.

Click here for more information on Registered Industry Codes of Practice or here for the Master Registered Code of Practice.