Chain of Responsibility Incidents: What do I do When Things Go Wrong?
Proper responses to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) incidents are critical to effectively minimise further safety risks to drivers and the public, minimise your exposure to liability and avoid the prospects of repeat incidents in the future.
Long gone are the days when transport businesses could ‘fudge’ the gist of their response protocols relating to CoR incidents. Under the primary duty and the executive duty it is mandatory that such policies and procedures are implemented and are tailored to a business’ transport activities.
Many CoR non-compliance events arise from, result in or are detected as a result of incidents or accidents. In such cases, you may need to also integrate emergency response procedures into your CoR incident response procedures.
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