Chain of Responsibility

Changes to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws have been rolled out nationally (read here for more information on the changes). Every heavy vehicle operator in the transport supply chain now needs to comply with these laws. Learn about the Chain of Responsibility and how it affects your business.

What is the Chain of Responsibility?

The Chain of Responsibility is an area of compliance which holds businesses accountable for unsafe practices in the heavy vehicle industry. CoR ensures the accountability and safety of heavy vehicle drivers by requiring everyone in the supply chain to be responsible for safe practices on and off the road.

Why is a Chain of Responsibility beneficial to a business?

Heavy Vehicle Transport is the most dangerous occupation in Australia. Businesses need to take responsibility and enforce changes to ensure the safety of their staff and individuals on the road. This is incredibly beneficial to any business in the road transport supply chain industry for numerous reasons. For the business owner, compliance means avoiding penalties and operating a safe business. This has long-term benefits financially and internally for staff. For staff members, a business which complies with CoR laws indicates a healthy and safe workplace.

We offer our Chain of Responsibility services across the country, operating from locations including Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Regional NSW.

Business Risk Assessments For Your Organisation

Expert Chain of Responsibility Compliance Services

The team at BusinessBasics can audit your existing CoR system, providing you with a gap analysis of the areas for improvement. If your business requires support and a plan to improve your CoR compliance, BusinessBasics can help.

We can also assist with any elements of your CoR requirements, from single process risk assessments to ongoing outsourced help.

Who is responsible for the Chain of Responsibility?

Every party within the supply chain is responsible for different areas of your individual area. Parties include:



Operator, Manager or Scheduler


How can BusinessBasics help with CoR compliance?

Gap Analysis

BusinessBasics can help your business with a gap analysis to identify which areas of your business are not yet compliant with the new CoR laws.


Our experienced consultants can assist with all types of CoR consulting – from strategy and implementation to full development of your CoR documentation and systems.


BusinessBasics can provide internal training to businesses whose staff require upskilling in the area of the chain of responsibility.

For more information on your responsibilities under the new Chain of Responsibilities laws, get in touch with our team today. We can help audit your existing system or develop a system to ensure the compliance and safety of your business and staff.


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