On the 27th April 2015 the business world in Western Australia changed forever with the implementation of Compliance and Enforcement (C&E) Legislation.
WARTA strongly supports the Compliance and Enforcement intent and provisions within the WA Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012. Compliance and Enforcement for the first time makes customers of transport companies accountable for their influence on the road transport task. The shared risk approach of Compliance and Enforcement is a critical plank in the strategy to reduce road transport deaths and injuries.
A number of our members are concerned that the WA State Government contracts do not consider Compliance and Enforcement requirements in their tender evaluation criteria. Furthermore, that the State Government departments are reportedly ignoring known Compliance and Enforcement breaches by their contractors.
WARTA has been successfully lobbying to ensure that all Government contracts include Compliance and Enforcement provisions in their tendering and purchasing criteria. Furthermore WARTA will continue lobbying to ensure that Departments take effective action to monitor and correct any breaches of the Compliance and Enforcement laws within the contracts.
WARTA will also be lobbying the Local Government within WA to ensure that they also include and monitor Compliance and Enforcement requirements within their contacts.
If you have any concerns or issues regarding Compliance and Enforcement – please contact us.
The Western Australian Road Transport Association delivers information sessions and non-accredited training courses tailored to the very distinct Western Australian C&E Legislation.
Continue to the Fact Sheets page to access a number of Compliance and Enforcement fact sheets created by Main Roads WA.
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