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We are committed to safety

At Ron Finemore Transport, safety is paramount. We are committed to the safety and care of our people, and take a great deal of pride in ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. We believe there is no task that is so important that it can't be done safely.

We are dedicated to continuously improving and innovating health and safety standards on the road and in the workshop. Through best-practice work processes and safety systems, training, fatigue management, accident prevention and effective lines of communication, Ron Finemore Transport is a leader in the transport industry when it comes to safety.

We maintain our facilities and vehicles to the highest standard and intentionally designed our recognisable fleet colours, to ensure they are highly visible to other road users and the community.

Through our telematics, an advanced technology safety system, installed in all our equipment, produces reports and data on individual drivers, providing our managers with a real-time tool and insights that enable us to monitor and improve driver behaviour, and improve road health and safety. We continue to invest in the development and implementation of advanced safety technologies and safety systems.

We are committed to our safety improvement journey and in 2017 successfully applied for self-insurance for workers compensation under the Federal Government’s framework as permitted under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988. This framework is commonly known as Comcare. We have recently completed Comcare audit in April 2018 and we have detailed these outcomes in the safety learning section in this document.

Chain of Responsibility

Chain of Responsibility is a legal concept used in Australian road transport law. It recognises that what happens on the road is not entirely directed by the driver and can be influenced by supply chain stakeholders.

Chain of Responsibility is a shared responsibility and is the foundation of looking after the safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and other road users. Ron Finemore Transport is committed to its Chain of Responsibility duties and seeks to partner with customers who are committed to meeting their chain of responsibility obligations.

The freight and transport industry is a fundamental component of the Australian economy and is one of the most dangerous occupations. The core of the chain of responsibility is that all supply chain stakeholders work together and behave in ways to ensure safe vehicles, safe loads and safe driver on-road behaviours, and that their behaviour doesn't cause others to do the wrong thing.

Safety Achievements & Accreditations

Ron Finemore Transport has achieved the following awards:

  • 2014, winner of two ATA industry achievement awards for technical and maintenance excellence, and
  • 2019, finalist for ATA industry technical & maintenance excellence award

With a fleet of more than 250 prime movers, and upwards of 500 pieces of trailing equipment, travelling over 50 million kilometres annually, we maintain a strong safety culture, supported by industry best practice compliance accreditations including:

  • TruckSafe: Management, Maintenance, Workplace Health and Safety, and Training
  • National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme: Mass, Maintenance, Basic Fatigue.
  • Retail Logistics Supply Chain Code of Conduct
  • Customer Quality and HSSE assurance standards
  • Canberra and Regions Oil Industry Emergency Response Group
  • HACCP Food Safety Certification
  • Australian Institute of Petroleum Safe Load Pass certification for two in-house maintenance workshops

Our aim is to make Australian roads safer, not only for our drivers but for all road users. Ron Finemore Transport is committed to world's best practice in driver and fleet safety.

We seek to ensure that the presence of our vehicles on the road and the conduct of our drivers is without cause for complaint from other road users. Because of this, we welcome feedback regarding our vehicles and drivers, and encourage comments to be made via phone on (02) 6024 9900, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.