Your obligations under the new Chain of Responsibility Laws


Round-table held on 14th April 2020


About the Round-table

Your road transport obligations as a procurement manager in a time of crisis a knowledge webinar for PASA Connect members.

Procurement during a time of crisis is mostly about delivery – securing supply lines at a critical time.

Yet the balance between service & compliance doesn’t go away – corporate standards remain.

The changes to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws introduced on 1 October 2018 still apply. These changes aligned CoR laws more closely with workplace health and safety laws.

The aim of COR is to make sure everyone in the supply chain shares responsibility for ensuring breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Laws do not occur.

Particularly, that all people involved in the supply chain must make sure that any terms of consignment, work contracts, supplier agreements or employment contracts will not result in/Encourage/Reward/Incentivise individuals or organisations to break any law for any party in the supply chain. THIS INCLUDES MOST PROCUREMENT MANAGERS and the possibility of their individual liability for the supply chains they instruct.

This short WEBINAR with a follow up Q&A will inform all participants on the new CoR laws, their potential liability, the needs of the laws in different states and relative to national laws, and illustrate how “Reasonable Steps” under these laws and regulations also means making “Reasonable Enquiry” of your supply chain – even during a time of crisis ….

Your Expert Leader

Larry Phillips is the Services Director of COR AUSTRALIA, a leading training provider in the supply chain & transport sector. Larry is a national authority on the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws and how they affect all truck & transport operators whether you own the trucks or just ‘commission’ them – so in theory affecting all procurement managers either directly or indirectly Larry is also available to support individual teams with their own issues and questions at a difficult time.

This non-accredited webinar also introduces the two primary one-day online courses in CoR available at extra cost through COR Australia.


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Category Legal
Type Virtual Round-table Recording
Date Entered 14/04/2020