Grants on offer for Chain of Responsibility training

A total of $1.7 million has been put on the table to assist heavy vehicle transport operators to develop and deliver tailored Chain of Responsibility (CoR) training and education projects.

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.

“The Australian Government is committed to creating a safer heavy vehicle industry, and key to this an understanding from all relevant parties in the supply chain on how they influence safety,” said Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown.

“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.

“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.”

Successful applicants will be able to access up to $300,000 of funding.

“Projects under the CoR grant scheme will need to focus on ensuring the delivery of training to manage risks and hazards in transport activities as required under primary duty obligations,” said NHVR chief executive officer Sal Petroccitto.

“All parties in the chain have a responsibility to identify, assess and manage or eliminate risks within their transport activities. We want this funding round to deliver state of the art education across the sector.

“We look forward to seeing tangible, targeted training and education campaigns delivered through this grant,” he added.

The funding will be administered by the NHVR, with submissions open from today, Tuesday April 11 until 5pm AEST on Friday May 5, 2023.

For more information including eligibility requirements, the submission guidelines and application form, click here.

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