Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Code of Practice - Victoria

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you are an owner driver, harvesting contractor or a haulage contractor.

You will also be required to comply with this code if you make arrangements with owner drivers, harvesting contractors or haulage contractors to perform work on your behalf.

For the purpose of complying with the Act:

  • an owner driver is a person who runs a business that transports goods using vehicles that the person owns and operates
  • a haulage contractor is a person who runs a business transporting forest products using vehicles that the person owns and operates
  • a harvesting contractor is a person who runs a business harvesting forest products using motorised equipment that the person owns and operates.

This code provides mandatory requirements concerning the engagement of contractors, and guidance for hirers and contractors on conduct, contract terms and business operation.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1444
Fax: 03 9641 1222
Email: info@worksafe.vic.gov.au
Website: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/ (Opens in new window)