Chain of Responsibility


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All parties in the road transport supply chain are responsible for preventing an accident.  This is called “Chain of Responsibility“.  Historically, transport laws have focused on the actions of drivers, while failing to sufficiently recognise the actions of other key parties involved.  The Chain of Responsibility laws introduced in recent years recognise and ensure all parties in the chain are liable for the impact of their actions and inactions.

All parties in the supply chain – the consignor, packer, loader, scheduler, as well as the driver and operator – must take positive steps to prevent a breach of road transport laws and regulations in regards to mass, packaging, load restraint, dimension, loading, speed, fatigue and work hours.

WRSC takes all reasonable steps to prevent our actions or conduct from causing or contributing to a breach.  We will not make demands that we know will cause a breach and we refuse to fulfil demands from our Customers that will require us to breach legislative requirements.  We will not coerce, induce or encourage breaches and we will not pass on false or misleading information that could cause a breach.

The Chain of Responsibility is addressed by all participants within our operation.  We will take all reasonable steps to ensure goods carried comply with Northern Territory regulations, laws and codes of practice and this extends to our Customers where we expect the same.

WRSC take safety and compliance obligations seriously.  Our systems support and monitor our performance and ensure industry standards are not only met, but exceeded.

Fore more information on Chain of Responsibility, visit the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator at https://www.nhvr.gov.au/safety-accreditation-compliance/chain-of-responsibility

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