Australia’s peak employer representative body for the Civil Construction industry today welcomed the joint announcement by Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Darren Chester MP, and Mr Sal Petroccitto, CEO of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, that funding support is now available to support a safer heavy vehicle industry.
Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) CEO Christopher Melham confirmed that he will now formally engage with the NHVR to investigate the possibility of utilising existing, and or developing new CCF Codes that can assist the sectors heavy vehicle fleet in relation to safety standards.
Mr Melham said “the civil construction heavy fleet is one of the largest sectoral fleets in Australia. The recently released NHVR Code of Practice Guidelines coupled with the imminent rollout of new Chain of Responsibility laws, provides a powerful incentive for the CCF to take advantage of the funding that is now on offer to develop heavy vehicle safety Codes.
The Federal Government and the NHVR need to be commended on this safety initiative that will assist his organisation’s safety agenda and that of his 2,000 employer members”, Mr Melham said.
“The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is proving to be a valuable asset to the heavy vehicle industry as it now has a four pronged practical approach to safety that includes: new chain of responsibility laws, a national roadworthiness program, the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual/Checklists, and now a stewardship program that assists in the development of safety Codes.”
For further information:
Mr Christopher Melham
Chief Executive Officer (National)
Telephone: (02) 6273 8312