• 08/15 – First WA C&E Code of Practice

    WATM | August 2015
    By Mike Wood (LATUS).

    Last month I wrote about the many traps businesses can face when becoming compliant such as poor quality C&E consultants, particularly start-up consultants, who have little or zero background in transport, let alone C&E. We have seen consultants implement systems in a business that they know nothing about and the business is effectively the ‘guinea pig’ as the consultant learns the ropes. So how would you feel about being the guinea pig for a fledgling C&E implementation company, knowing that if they get it wrong they could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

    C&E implementer check list:

    • Check on the company’s background, how long have they been doing C&E implementation and/or training?
    • Check on their knowledge of the industry, do they anything about transport?
    • Check on their professional indemnity insurance, is it specifically for the transport industry sector they are working in?

    Of course, not all C&E implementation companies are dodgy but how do you tell the difference? One way is to align what you do as a business to a Code of Practice and get yourselves set up to follow that Code. That way, you have a measuring stick to determine who is good and who is bad…

    To read more, a pdf version of the full article is available for download here.

    This article is from the August 2015 issue of the WA Transport Magazine. The WA Transport Magazine is available directly from the publisher – Angry Chicken Publishing.