• 11/14 – A Little Knowledge is Dangerous!

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    WATM | November 2014
    By Mike Wood (LATUS)

    Have you ever heard the term, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”? This phrase is widely used in many areas of life and business and describes where things go wrong when there is insufficient knowledge to get it right. Of course, CoR/C&E is exempt from this! NOT!

    We recently ran a detailed Risk Profiling survey of suppliers both transport suppliers and goods suppliers, effectively the Consignors and Transport operators. The statistics were very interesting…

    [data provided in pdf]

    If we take the figures, we could assume that 32.6% of the companies did not have any idea on CoR. The Risk Profiling then delved deeper, we examined those companies that had a completed response to the survey with the following results.

    Dawing a conclusion from that is that only 13% of companies are compliant at all to CoR. If those surveyed were only from Western Australia, the number might be acceptable due to the recent introduction of the legislation in WA, however, the survey was national and two of the 18 compliant companies were from WA.

    Not to leave it there, we investigated those that had not responded or had incomplete responses. The primary reason for an incomplete response was, “We just filled in what we knew. The rest we left”. The primary response from those that failed to respond was, “CoR is nothing to do with us we are only a manufacture.” Therefore, what of the 120 companies that a complete response and still failed to make the grade? …

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

    This article is from the November 2014 issue of the WA Transport Magazine which is available directly from the publisher – Angry Chicken Publishing.