Key Issues

Industry Directory

ASI Groups

Logistics Safety Code details

The Australian Steel Institute congratulates BlueScope Steel, OneSteel and the Safety Network Group on establishing a Code of Practice.

About the Code

Back to top

The Australian Steel Industry Logistics Safety Code (PDF) (464 Kb)(ASI LSC) is designed to ensure that all participants are aware of their responsibilities in the supply chain when they control or influence the safe and legal carriage of freight.

The purpose of this Code is to provide guidance to the Australian Steel Industry in relation to:

  • Controlling, managing, operating and auditing of Heavy Vehicle road transport freight movements;
  • Minimising the risk along the steel supply chain associated with freight movements; and
  • Complying with the Chain of Responsibility legislation, which imposes liability for Heavy Vehicle offences on all people and / or businesses whose actions, inactions or demands influence conduct on the road as well as on-road parties such as Drivers and Carriers.

Signing the Code

Back to top

Signatories who have committed by signing to the Australian Steel Industry Logistics Safety Code (the Code) will have the status of a ‘Steel Participant’ and recognise and accept their obligations in the transport chain of responsibility to maintain and promote safe operations under the Code.

Signatories will be aware of their responsibilities in the steel supply chain when they control or influence the safe and legal carriage of freight and will minimise the risk along the steel supply chain associated with freight movements (including load restraint, mass and dimensions, and fatigue management).

How does my company become a Signatory?

Back to top

Your company can apply to become a ‘Signatory’ to the Code by completing the Signatory Application Form. Applications are open to companies engaged in Australia in the manufacturing or finishing, distribution or fabrication of steel products (Consignors and Consignees of steel freight) and their transport contractor partners (Carriers that transport steel freight). The Steel Transport Safety Network (STSN) is responsible for managing the signatory process in conjunction with the Australian Steel Institute. For more information on the STSN refer “Administration of the Code”.

Auditing to the Code

Back to top

The Code auditing requirements are aligned to and cascade from the National Logistics Safety Code (NLSC). Audits will be conducted following the NLSC and ASI LSC audit framework, which is designed around the Responsibility Matrix (PDF) (29 Kb). This will include a Baseline audit within 365 days of becoming a Signatory and a Compliance audit annually thereafter.

Audits are to be conducted by internal or external independent accredited auditors. For a list of externally approved auditors refer to the STSN Approved Auditor Listing (PDF) (183 Kb).

Audit Framework

Back to top

An audit framework has been developed by the STSN with the assistance of approved auditors Latus Business Solutions and iComply. The audit tool is made available to signatories for conducting audits against the ASI LSC so they can gain an understanding of the requirements in complying with the Code.

Administration of the Code

Back to top

The Steel Transport Safety Network (STSN) is a group of nominated representatives from each of the Steel Participants to overview the steel industry approach to Chain of Responsibility. The STSN is responsible for the development and administration of the Code, including keeping the Code up-to-date and managing the signatory process. The STSN was originally formed as a joint initiative of the major steel manufacturers in Australia, namely BlueScope Steel and OneSteel (and formerly Smorgon Steel).

Key Contacts

Back to top

The key contacts for the STSN and for additional information on the Code are:

Phil Casey, Chairman Steel Transport Safety Network philc@steel.org.au

Chris Fox, General Manager Supply Chain, OneSteel foxc@onesteel.com

Jeff Moore, Manager - Processing and Logistics, BlueScope Australia & New Zealand jeff.moore@bluescopesteel.com