Sue Bottrell has worked in occupational health and safety, including the transport industry, and worker’s compensation rehabilitation, for the past 18 years. Sue is a suitably qualified OHS professional as defined by Worksafe Victoria (2008) and has qualifications in safety to a Masters level in both health and safety and law.
Sue is a practicing lawyer in safety and employment law and was the first safety professional in Australia to become a Certified Chartered Generalist OHS Professional Member of the Safety Institute of Australia. Sue is a legal and safety expert in the management of contractor safety in respect of health and safety and under the heavy vehicle national law (HVNL) chain of responsibility (COR).
Recent HVNL changes mean that COR obligations are now interpreted in the same way as general obligations under Workplace Health and Safety legislation (see related article). Sue provides sensible and well-informed advice to explain the impact of these changes and their impact on parties to the Chain including distributors, transporters and receivers of goods.
Sue will present an informative session looking at the changes, explaining those changes in simple terms, challenging misinformation and removing the confusion in the transport industry.
By participating in the session you will better understand your obligations as a party in the chain, avoid over complicating your processes and target your efforts where they are needed most to support compliance and best practice management of transport related safety.