The trucking industry is being asked for feedback, posing the question to the trucking industry generally, how much do we really care about safety? The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released a survey into how the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain is tackling their safety responsibilities.
The online safety survey is being pitched by the NHVR as part of the ongoing effort to continue to develop programs to support trucking operators to meet their safety duties.
“We are continually pursuing programs to improve heavy vehicle safety,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO. “The past 18 months has seen significant changes with the introduction of safety duties provisions in the Heavy Vehicle National Law, and we want to understand how these changes have impacted everyday safety practices.
“We want to hear from everyone across the heavy vehicle supply chain, including directors, operators, drivers, loaders, consignors and beyond, about what steps they are taking to manage heavy vehicle safety.
“What we learn from the survey will help us decide how best to direct our efforts further boost safety.”
The NHVR released a range of templates and information through Safety Management Systems in 2018 and endorsed the Registered Industry Code of Practice last year. This follows changes to Chain of Responsibility laws in October 2018.
The NHVR tell us the survey is voluntary and responses are confidential. It is being conducted by independent research company Insync and is expected to take about 10 minutes to complete.
Operators can complete the survey before until 31 March.