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NTI’s new CoR Health Check shows businesses how they fare in light of recent legislation reforms

Australia’s leading specialist insurer NTI, is proud to announce an online Chain of Responsibility Health Check tool, in wake of the recent Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation reforms, effective 1 October 2018.

The newly developed self-assessment tool and resources for CoR compliance reflect NTI’s driving force behind future innovations: creating a safer future for Australian industry, says NTI’s Chief Customer Officer, Christopher Hogarty.

“We’re not merely in the business of providing insurance. We also want to provide assurance for the transport and logistics industry and their livelihood,” he said.

“Our latest offering is about safety for all Australians - from road users to operations managers, load handlers to business owners; everyone in the supply chain,” said Mr Hogarty.

“We’re here to help organisations benchmark themselves within in the transport and logistics industry and provide tools and solutions to progress their pathway to compliance.”

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) is part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law requiring all parties within the supply chain to have a shared responsibility for safety on the road. On 1st October 2018, changes to CoR laws were introduced in all states, excluding WA and NT.

Mr Adam Gibson, NTI’s Transport & Logistics Risk Engineer, says the combination of online assessments, templates and checklists gives operators both a benchmark of their performance and practical steps they can take to improve their safety management.

“We took a highly collaborative approach to developing our CoR Health Check to ensure we captured a holistic view of the current industry environment, and where it needs to be as a result of the legislative reforms,” said Mr Gibson.

“In simplest terms, it’s a ‘readiness’ assessment. We’re breaking down what can seem like an overwhelming, complex issue, to help businesses see where their compliance gaps are and how to navigate them,” he said.

“The CoR Health Check is our first resource of this type. We’re continuing to build additional resources to assist specific segments in the transport and logistics industry such as consignors and one to three truck businesses.”

NTI encourages anyone across transport operations, logistics, marine or mobile plant and equipment, to visit the website at www.nti.com.au/cor for further information on the key changes, FAQs and access to the CoR Health Check.