13 August, 2021
Free workshop at Allora for farmers and transport operators
Peak grains representative body GrainGrowers has partnered with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to host a free workshop at Pacific Seeds Foundation Farm at Allora to help farmers better understand their role under Chain of Responsibility (COR) laws.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the practical workshops — designed specifically for farmers—would help ensure produce was transported from paddock to plate in the safest possible way.
“Farmers are an essential part of the supply chain, so it’s important they understand their responsibilities to ensure they’re operating safely, and in compliance with COR laws,” said Assistant Minister Buchholz.
“I’d encourage all primary producers to sign up to the free workshops in August.”
GrainGrowers General Manager of Policy & Advocacy Zachary Whale said, “Primary producers have legal obligations under the Chain of Responsibility if they own or operate a heavy vehicle, or if they contract transport services to another operator.”
“Whether you pack, load, consign, move, receive, or unload goods transported on Australia’s roads, these laws apply to you. Our workshops have been designed to ensure everyone working on the farm can access practical information.”
With the supply chain and logistics industry accounting for 26% of national worker fatalities, reducing the risks related to transport safety is critical.
“To comply with the law, you will need to know the risks of your transport activities and have business practices in place to control them,” said Mr Whale.
The COR workshops have been funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government.
Places are limited and registration essential for catering purposes.
To secure your spot at the COR Workshop phone 1800 620 519 or go to www.graingrowers.com.au
The workshop will be held at Pacific Seeds Foundation Farm, Allora on Friday 20th August from 2pm - 5pm.