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Safety duties policies

Here you will find policies relating to safety duties for the passenger transport industry.

  Safety duties

The Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 specifies a range of safety duties and standards for passenger transport services.   

The Act defines the roles of those involved in the industry and sets out their obligations and responsibilities, particularly in relation to the health and safety of passengers, drivers and the public.   

At the core of the legislation is a chain of accountability, which is based on the concept of a duty of care and defines various levels of duties depending on the industry roles. 

Where legislation imposes requirements on industry, the role of the Department of Transport is to provide support to industry participants to understand and comply with their responsibilities.   

Further information on Safety Duties can be found on the Safety for industry page or in the safety duties fact sheet below.  

Opens in a new window Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018
ODT_F_Safety_duties_fact_sheet.pdf icon Safety duties fact sheet Kb


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