A visiting truck sales person injured, resulted in Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd agreeing to an enforceable undertaking, having a total expenditure of $1,294,100. Critically, the external audit by a safety representative was never completed at an operational level to ascertain if the current traffic management was suitable.
Companies are being reminded to take the Mass and on-road safety responsibilities of all heavy vehicles (GVM or GCM > 4.5T)seriously as outlined here in this Alert. No one wants a fine on their watch and every great leader in business is on the lookout for risks as well as revenue.
A three-year-old boy, who was under the duty of care of Goodstart Early Learning, was found dead inside a minibus that was parked outside the Hambledon State School in the southern Cairns suburb of Edmonton on Tuesday 25th Feb 2020. No reasonable person gets out of bed in the morning with a thought to bring harm to someone else, so what went wrong?
Laws structure our everyday lives and tell us what we can or cannot do in certain circumstances; they are there to protect us from each other and to maintain a peaceful place to live, or at least as friendly as possible. Take the legislation that governs the speed we can use when travelling on our roads.
Logistic management companies have spent and will spend multiple millions of dollars on the safety of their fleet and drivers. Of course, it’s great for business, it reduces risk for their own investments and ongoing financial targets. But most importantly, it’s sold as a value proposition, an underlying value proposition to their consumers.
It is now an enforceable requirement to slow down when passing an emergency on the road side. It may even be required to move into another lane, depending on where you are driving.