NRSPP would like to warmly welcome Australian Logistics Council (ALC) as a new Program Partner and our first to join since we settled into our new home at Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). NRSPP looks forward to working with ALC and its many members to enhance road safety within the workplace and amongst the community they operate within.
ALC identifies road safety as critical to the effective management of safety in the supply chain and logistics sector. Safety is universally nominated by the entire ALC membership as the issue of single greatest importance in our industry. It is not surprising then that the ALC Safety Committee includes 30 of the nation’s top safety experts. A safe, productive and efficient freight logistics industry is important to all Australians. It supports all other sectors of the economy including our retail, manufacturing, mining, energy, communications and construction sectors.
NRSPP already features several ALC members sharing their good practice approaches to workplace road safety. For example BlueScope Steel’s Case Study – Everybody’s business: Load restraint safety in the steel industry and Effective Load Restraint webinar which featured as part of Safe Work Australia 2016 Virtual Seminar Series.
NRSPP looks forward to working with ALC to collaboratively deliver their agreed actions and to feature more of its members good practice in road safety.
What Is ALC?
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) represents the major Australian logistics supply chain customers, providers, infrastructure owners and suppliers. Its members span the entire supply chain, incorporating road, rail, sea, air, marine and intermodal ports.
What are the road safety actions ALC will support and share through the NRSPP?
- Share information to and from ALC members and the ALC database in relation to emerging safety issues with the potential to impact on road activities in the Supply Chain. This will be an ongoing action.
- Design survey for drivers on good DC’s and sites requiring improvement to identify best practice and create a set of minimum standards for loading and unloading facilities. Target Delivery Date: October 2020
- Actively participate in Austroads NRSPP Suicide in Road Transport Project (SiRT) working group and other working groups as needed.
What Are ALC And NRSPP Already Working Together On?
ALC has been an active partner of the Suicide in Road Transport National Project, acting as an engagement conduit to its membership base. ALC Safety Manager Karen Bow is also assisting NRSPP as an industry touch point for our new organisational campaign focusing on aggressive driving which will be released in October.