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From 31 July 2021, WorkSafe inspectors will be able to issue infringement notices to duty holders who are alleged to have committed any of the prescribed offences in the regulations.  Importantly, for duty holders, if you are already complying with your occupational health and safety duties, you won’t need to do anything differently. The scheme is an additional enforcement tool for WorkSafe.  Further information can be found at:

WorkSafe Infringement Notice Scheme

Infringement Offences

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The CMPA is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced consultants for Review of Extractive Industry Rehabilitation and; Rehabilitation Policy and Bonds in Victoria.
The request for tender project brief is available from:
Tender closes at 5pm on Tuesday 10 August 2021

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A substantial day is planned for CMPA Members and other interested industry contributors in the west and northern suburbs of Melbourne.
The CMPA and a number of Associate members are holding this workshop to provide operators with an understanding of how to properly maintain
components of their fixed plant to ensure they are running to the best of their ability.

The one-day workshop is an interactive process which encourages the active involvement of the participants rather than a lecture session.

A provisional agenda is given below:

8.30 am — Registration

Presentations by:

AVWELD / Alloys International presentation on repairs and life extension to high wearing equipment. Welding and patch repair consumables.

HMA Flow & Industrial presentation on maintenance of drive systems (gear
boxes, belt drives, electric motors and bearings)

Oli Vibrators and ToThink Engineering (Aust) presentation on preventative
maintenance including vibrators and vibrating screens.

Site Visits:

12.30pm — Lunch at AVWELD, followed by site tour of the factory

1.30pm — HMA Flow, demonstration of a vibration analysis tool

2.00pm — William Adams, tour of workshop and presentation on
Contamination Control

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A big day is planned for CMPA Members and other interested industry players in Traralgon. Come to both events or just the one that interests you.

8:00am—4:00pm: Blast Management Workshop (includes site visit, to Matthews Quarries, Tyers, morning/afternoon tea and lunch at Century Inn, Traralgon)

The CMPA is holding this workshop to inform members on their responsibilities when it comes to Blasting on site and how to use the updated CMPA Blast Management Template as well as keeping in line with changes to regulations and legislation. Special guest speakers are:

  1. Tony Robinson (DJPR)
  2. Michael Terry (Worksafe Victoria)
  3. David McKelvie (Safemix)
  4. Orica
  5. Terrock
  6. Drilling Contractor

4:30pm—8:00pm:  Members General Meeting (includes dinner at Century Inn, Traralgon—Attendees to purchase their own alcoholic drinks). This is an opportunity to hear the latest industry news on:

  1. John Krbaleski, (DJPR) – Rehabilitation Bonds
  2. Ian Mond (DOT) – Heavy Vehicle Network access
  3. ADE Consulting Group

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The Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll announced the introduction of mandatory minimum passing distances to improve cyclist safety – this will make the passing distance rules clear and consistent across state lines for all road users. 

We know cyclists are some of our most vulnerable road users, and with the recent increase in cycling activity, cyclists are at risk of becoming overrepresented in our lives lost.  

People riding bicycles are some of our most vulnerable, unprotected road users, and we all have a responsibility to look out for each other and share the roads safely.

The Minimum Passing Distance rule defines safe passing distances and will make it clear to all motorists that giving cyclists space isn’t optional and will improve safety on our roads, particularly for people riding bicycles. 

The road rule change taking effect on 26 April 2021 will formalise the existing guidelines, making it mandatory for motorists to keep at least one metre distance when passing on roads with a speed limit of up to 60km/h and 1.5 metres on higher speed roads.  

We need to do everything we can to make our roads safer for everyone, including people riding bicycles, and this will reinforce the need for everyone to share the roads safely.  

Heavy Vehicles Campaign materials

We’ve attached a number of resources to help promote Minimum Passing Distances.  DoT and TAC have worked together to provide a consolidated pack to stakeholders

  • Messaging 
  • Digital tiles for eDM and social channels from TAC (VicRoads socials will be shared next week) 
  • FAQs 
  • Heavy Vehicle Fact Sheet

We all have a part to play when it comes to road safety and look forward to continuing working with you as we seek to make our roads safer for everyone.  

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There is a new law for truck drivers in Victoria. The blood-alcohol limit is now zero for drivers of heavy vehicles greater than (GVM) four point five tonnes and above.Visit the VicRoads website to learn more and if you if you employ heavy vehicle drivers, make sure you access the free online alcohol and other drugs policy builder.