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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2011
60 Retail Logistics Supply Chain (RSLC) Code of Conduct National Logistics Safety Code (NLSC) ALC launched the Retail Logistics Supply Chain Code of Conduct in November 2006. Inaugural signatories included retail majors Woolworths, Coles and Metcash and transport giants Toll and Linfox. The ten-point code supports a clear chain of responsibility in freight logistics, which involves all parties in the operation, from the supplier and retailer to the carrier and logistics provider. In setting clear operational and administrative guidelines for compliance with the spirit and letter of the law, the code recognises the importance of public safety and amenity in retail logistics operations. The Code also provides a rigorous level of protection via a reasonable steps defence on Chain of Responsibility and OHS legislative compliance requirements. The National Logistics Safety Code was developed by ALC as an industry- based risk management Code, which sets out clearly all participants’ responsibilities when they control or influence the movement of freight in the supply chain, particularly road transport laws, e.g. chain of responsibility, and occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation. The NLSC was developed as a common and nationally consistent platform on which any industry sectors with specific requirements can build to develop their own code, while still maintaining a level of national consistency on chain of responsibility and other specified elements, such as has been the case for the Retail Logistics Supply Chain (RLSC) Code of Conduct and the Australian Steel Industry Logistics Safety Code of Conduct. The Code is voluntary and prescribes minimum levels of operational behaviour to meet obligations under road transport laws and occupational health and safety legislation. ALC’s role is to: maintain the Code’s currency and relevance; » promote wide acceptance of the Code and encourage commitment to it; » record signatories, assist their adoption of the Code and maintain their compliance; » maintain a list of approved auditors; » maintain the currency of the assessment mechanism; and » create a business case for a self-funding NLSC Code of Conduct and administer it. » Industry-wide application of the Code will be a major policy focus for the ALC for the next few years.