HVNL Working Group

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Members have previously been invited to have a say in shaping the new Heavy Vehicle National Law by attending a Working Group at MTA House on July 17th.

If you haven’t done so already, click here to RSVP.

The Working Group will now incorporate the recently released Issues Paper 4 – Safe People and Practices. This topic concentrates on the link between Chain of Responsibility and Workplace Health & Safety Laws with the new HVNL, with the main focus on drivers.

The new agenda will be as follows:

When:

Wednesday July 17th, 2019:


11:00am to 12:00pm – Issues Paper 2 (Effective fatigue management)
12:00pm to 12:15pm (light lunch will be provided)
12:15pm to 1:15pm – Issues Paper 3 (Easy access to suitable routes)
1:15pm to 2:15pm – Issues Paper 4 (Safe people and practices)

Where:

MTA House, Level 1, 81 Greenhill Rd, Wayville.

Members are encouraged to attend all three sessions but you are more than welcome to book in for one or two particular sessions if they are more relevant to your situation.

To read more about the Review in its entirety, please click here.

Details on these three Issues Papers are below.

Issues Paper 2 – Effective fatigue management

  • Addresses issues with the current HVNL fatigue management provisions and seeks ways to enhance and improve those provisions. The full Issues Paper 2 is available by clicking here.
  • For your convenience please click here for a concise summary of the issues along with the questions to be addressed at the Working Group.

Issues Paper 3 – Easy access to suitable routes

  • This addresses decision-making, responsibility, accountability and the use of infrastructure, vehicles and resources in access arrangements. The full Issues Paper 3 is available by clicking here.
  • For your convenience please click here for a concise summary of the issues along with the questions to be addressed at the Working Group.

Issues Paper 4 - Safe people and practices

  • This addresses Safety Management Systems and the role the HVNL should play in regulating driver activity as well as other parties in the Chain of Responsibility. The full Issues Paper 4 is available by clicking here.
  • For your convenience please click here for a concise summary of the issues along with the questions to be addressed at the Working Group.

The NTC’s aspirations for a revised law are to achieve:

  • safer outcomes
  • effective fatigue risk management
  • continuous improvement in risk controls
  • a harmonised approach (rather than a uniform one)
  • more simple and flexible compliance options
  • efficient enforcement and proportional sanctions

To RSVP, or for further information on the HVNL Review, click here to contact Industry Engagement Specialist, Nathan Groves.