The Federal Government is investing $1.7 million to support Chain of Responsibility (CoR) training and education projects to help improve safety in the heavy vehicle industry.
The funding will support businesses that use heavy vehicle transport to deliver tailored training programs focused on the CoR.
Grants will be awarded to projects aimed at educating participants on how to improve the safety of heavy vehicle transport activities.
Priority will be given to projects that focus on ‘off-road’ parties in the CoR, particularly for industries where there is a lack of existing training resources.
Additionally, preference will be given to proposals that also guide executives to use due diligence to ensure that a business discharges its primary duty.
Successful applicants will be able to access up to $300,000 of funding which will be administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
“This funding is an exceptional opportunity for businesses to improve their safety practices,” said Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown.
“The Australian Government is committed to creating a safer heavy vehicle industry, and key to this is an understanding from all relevant parties in the supply chain on how they influence safety,” Ms. Brown added.
“This grant scheme will see successful organisations access funding to provide greater training and education in primary duty responsibilities across the sector ultimately delivering safer transport and roads,” she said.
“We are focused on businesses’ capability to deliver quality training, the reach of their audience, their capacity to deliver each project, principles about the primary duty or executive due diligence duty and how each project will address a gap in existing training,” Ms. Brown explained.
“We welcome applications that meet these criteria and will help improve compliance across the supply chain,” she added.
Submissions open on Tuesday, 11 April 2023 and close at 5 pm AEST Friday, 5 May 2023.
For more information including eligibility requirements, the submission guidelines and the application form visit www.nhvr.gov.au/funding-cor.
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