Chain of Responsibility (CoR) Compliance and Enforcement Legislation

Main Roads WA is working with the Department of Transport and WA Police to implement Chain of Responsibility (CoR), Compliance and Enforcement  Legislation in Western Australia. Legislation was passed by the Government of Western Australian in May 2012. Regulations were posted to the Main Roads website in December 2014 and will be effective from Monday 27 April 2015.

What is Chain of Responsibility? If you use road transport as part of your business, you share the responsibility of managing the risk. The new state legislation will, for the first time, place obligations on all parties in the road transport supply chain. This means anyone who has control in the transport chain – including the consignor, loader and receiver – can be held accountable if, by their actions, inactions or decisions, they cause or contribute to a breach of the road laws.

Why has the Chain of Responsibility legislation been introduced? The laws have been introduced in the interests of national consistency in order to:

  • improve road safety;
  • reduce damage to infrastructure;
  • promote a ‘level playing field’ for industry
  • improve deterrence and enforcement; and
  • improve business efficiency and compliance.

Since April 2015 AsssA has been assisting its clients with the Chain of Responsibility Legislation. To gain more information on (CoR) and determine how the risk can be minimised within your organisation contact AsssA on 9364 6498 or email