Martins Stock Haulage acknowledges that there is a direct relationship between animal welfare, health and safety, environmental performance, corporate governance, compliance and business success. In doing so Martins Stock Haulage demonstrates its commitment to the care of its employees, its impact on the environment and the protection of our employees and Customers. Martins Stock Haulage is proactive and innovative in the management and monitoring of safe work practices and dedicated to the continuous improvement of its systems and processes.
Management is committed to ensuring that we, and other parties in the Heavy Vehicle (HV) Chain of Responsibility (COR) that we have control or influence over, implement and maintain procedures to comply with the COR duties under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), its Regulations and other supporting laws, codes of practice and guidelines including Animal Welfare legislation.
Martins have been part of the Roads and Traffic Authority’s National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation scheme since its inception as a pilot program. NHVAS has been developed to offer transport operators a means to voluntary comply with regulations. Operators must implement a system in their business that provides documentary and auditable evidence to prove they are complying. NHVAS consists of three modules:
The Basic Fatigue Management System aims to provide drivers and operators with greater flexibility in driving, other work and rest hours in exchange for greater assurance that drivers fatigue is being properly managed.
Fatigue management is a major priority within the company. Management track our driver’s hours via a number of methods.
Truck Safe is an industry Accreditation Scheme that allows companies to improve their operations and comply with best practice. There are four operating standards of Truck Safe:
Truck Safe now incorporates an additional module which is a Quality Management system specifically around animal transport, handling and welfare for Livestock Transport. The module is developed for livestock transporters and is fully auditable.
Maintenance Management Accreditation is a comprehensive system of policies and procedures to ensure the fleet is compliant and safe to operate at all times. The system is designed to meet and exceed industry regulations and standards.
This system is audited both internally and externally.
The above accreditations require regular medical examinations for our drivers. Management have taken this a step further, requiring our drivers to undergo company medicals bi-annually or yearly once a driver is over 49 years of age.
These medicals have given some of our driver’s early indications to other medical conditions which may not have been noticed otherwise.
Training is regarded as one of the highest priorities within Martins Stock Haulage.
Martins will identify training responsibilities for each role by:
Training and subsequent competencies shall be achieved by: