The Australian Steel Industry Logistics Safety Code (ASI LSC) (PDF) 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:
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).
Your company can apply to become a ‘Signatory’ to the Code by completing the Signatory Application Form (Word).
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 to 'Administration of the Code' below.
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). 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.
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.
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 LIberty Steel (and formerly, Smorgon Steel).
The key contacts for the STSN and for additional information on the Code are: