What Executives need to know about the Chain of Responsibility

Do you know what your Executive obligations are?

Breaching Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws can now result in:

Up to $300,000 fines and 5 years’ imprisonment for individuals

Up to $3 million fines for companies

If your business has any connection with a heavy vehicle that moves freight from point A to point B – whether you own the transport company, are a contract driver, or you arrange to deliver or receive the freight – the CoR laws apply to you.

And the buck will stop with the Executives of a company.

Anybody involved in the decision-making of a company can be legally classed as an Executive.

Fail to meet your obligations as an Executive under the CoR and you will be liable

And your liability cannot be delegated to another employee either.

If you are not entirely sure what all of your responsibilities are under the CoR, now is the time to get on top of it, before it’s too late.

In our eBook What Executives need to know about the Chain of Responsibility, we cover:

  • Exactly what the Chain of Responsibility is
  • The role of Executives in compliance reporting
  • Executives’ duty to exercise due diligence
  • How shared responsibility applies to contracts and vehicle maintenance
  • The new penalties that can be faced under the revised CoR laws
  • Important case law examples
  • Answers to commonly asked questions.

Written by two of Australia’s most accomplished transport lawyers, Nathan Cecil and Geoff Farnsworth, they have simplified the complexities of CoR law and explain, step by step, everything Executives need to do to achieve CoR compliance.

Any senior manager tied to the CoR must have this information.

Don’t let a lack of knowledge potentially destroy your livelihood.

Get answers to serious legal questions from qualified lawyers, so you can stay compliant and stay in business.


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