Transport & Logistics
The transport industry is a dynamic industry and this presents unique health and safety challenges. We understand your industry and keep up to date with technology, regulation and the market in general. SafeSense has specific expertise in transport and warehousing, developed over the last 10 years working with wharf cartage, general freight distribution and warehousing. We can help with:
- Policies and procedures
- Traffic management plans
- Risk assessments for specific freight, tasks or customers
- Supplier agreements
Chain of Responsibility
The Heavy Vehicle National Law was reformed from 1 October 2018 to share the responsibility for heavy vehicle road transport safety across the supply chain. Known as the 'Chain of Responsibility', any party that has control or influence over the heavy vehicle transport task has legal obligations to ensure they do not contribute to unsafe conditions for transport operators, road users and the community in general.
The Heavy Vehicle National Law now mirrors work health and safety laws in terms of reasonable practicability and executive officer liability. SafeSense has been working in this space for many years and our health and safety expertise can now be applied to Chain of Responsibility compliance.
Transport Sub-Contractor Compliance
Where you are using sub-contractors to do work on your behalf, you have obligations under the OHS Act and National Heavy Vehicle Laws to ensure this work is done safely as far as you manage or control.
We can help with systems to manage sub-contractor compliance.
Supplier Agreements are becoming more demanding and complex, often requiring a raft of health and safety and chain of responsibility documentation. We have prepared documentation and have helped clients respond to these requests with a minimum of fuss.
Had a visit from WorkSafe?
WorkSafe inspectors can visit your workplace at any time. They may visit as a result of an anonymous complaint, because they happen to be in the area and see something of your operation that gets their attention, or from a program targeting your area or industry. We can help with compliance with any Improvement Notice you may be issued with and we can deal with WorkSafe to have the compliance date extended, or appeal the Notice if we identify grounds to do so.
Rapid growth in your business?
When businesses experience periods of rapid growth, production increases, extra staff are employed - it's all hands on deck. Working in the business doesn't allow you time to work on the business. Human Resources and safety systems don't grow at the same time. But more people and more production means you're exposed to more risk.
SafeSense Workplace Safety can:
- Be your on-site safety advisor and get your systems in place while you focus on running your business
- Work with your resources to provide expert advise and assistance to get the foundations in place and get you on your way to implementing a safety system that suits the size of your business and your risks
It's more cost effective to use an experienced consultant than to employ a less experienced safety practitioner - just ask our clients!