Business owners and operators who use trucks that weigh more than 4.5 tonnes for transport purposes are invited to attend an information session hosted by the Southern Downs Regional Council to help them comply with new legislation coming into effect in October this year.

On Monday 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities. As a party in the supply chain, the best way to do this is to have safety management systems and controls in place, such as business practices, training, procedures and review processes that; identify, assess, evaluate, and control risk, manage compliance with speed, fatigue, mass, dimension, loading and vehicle standards requirements through identified best practice, involve regular reporting, including to executive officers, and document or record actions taken to manage safety.

The information session is not just for trucking businesses, but all industries using trucks that weigh more than 4.5 tonnes for a transport task. The session will help business owners and operators to understand and comply with the legislation, including recording vehicle maintenance processes, assessing risks and creating safety processes. The event is free and will be held on Tuesday 10 July from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Warwick RSL on Albion Street in Warwick.

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