The heavy vehicle supply chain plays an important role in supporting safe and reliable road transport for all road users
The people and businesses that make up the heavy vehicle supply chain have specific legislative obligations, commonly referred to as the Chain of Responsibility (CoR).
From October 2018 CoR laws are aligned closely with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws, meaning all parties in the chain must reduce risks related to the safety of transport tasks.
Tamex pre-emptively brings any safety related issues to the attention of their supply chain partner before they create safety hazards on the road.
At Tamex, we ensure:
- Workplace health and safety obligations are met
- Drivers are not fatigued
- Road rules are obeyed
- Vehicles are well maintained
- Freight travels safely
- Paperwork is in order
- Everyone is safe
Tamex has a comprehensive safety management system (SMS) which addresses the 'Big 5' compliance requirements
Awareness and Training
Ensures everyone who works with us clearly understands our commitment and expectations regarding safety.
Processes for checking how the SMS is performing.
Ensures consignment terms will not result in, encourage or provide an incentive to cause a breach of the CoR or WHS laws.
Policies and Procedures
Establishes a clear commitment to safety for employees and other parties we interact with.
Tamex ensures the executive team is kept up to date about what the business is doing to ensure its transport activities are safe.
The executive team provides the business with access to the right resources to eliminate or minimise hazards or risks, and ensures that the resources and processes in place are in fact being provided, used and implemented.
At Tamex, safety is everyone's business
If you'd like to learn more about our safety management system please contact the Regional Manager in your local area.Contact Us
Supply chain parties can breach CoR obligations in many ways. Some examples include:
- applying business practices or demands that cause a driver to breach fatigue management requirements, or speed limits:
- failing to weigh, measure or secure loads; setting schedules with unrealistic timeframes
- causing delays in loading and unloading; packing goods incorrectly
- failing to consult or engage with other parties to ensure safe practices
- and entering terms in contracts and arrangements that encourage, reward or give incentives to the driver or other parties in the supply chain to breach the law
WHS obligations can also be breached in many ways. Some examples include:
- inadequate traffic management and separation of people and moving plant
- failing to provide support for remote workers
- exposure to dangerous goods and hazardous substances
- failing to provide tools equipment and education to minimise manual handing injuries and working at heights
- failing to provide emergency plans at workplaces and failure to provide instructions and training for workers on how to do their work safely