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Safety code of conduct in logistics

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 ( #402 ) - Australia
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The code provides a framework for the transport and logistics industry. Photo source: Australian Logistics Council
The Australian Logistics Council has established the National Logistics Safety Code (NLSC), an industry-based code that sets out the responsibilities of all participants involved in the movement of freight in the supply chain.

Launched last month, the code is a single comprehensive code for the transport and logistics industry.

It provides a framework and prescribes minimum levels of safety for all players in the logistics supply chain, particularly in Road Transport and OH&S legislative requirements.

The ALC provides administrative and operational support to ensure the smooth operation of the NLSC.

The code applies to the following activities within the supply chain:
• Chain of Responsibility
• Occupational Health & Safety
• Scheduling and transit times
• Time slot management
• Safe loading practices including mass, dimension and load restraint
• Driver fatigue management including driver health and fitness for duty
• Speed compliance
• Vehicle safety
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