Who we are

Four Point Five was created to ensure an efficient and compliant Chain of Responsibility (CoR) related to Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) within the transport industry.

Our team comprises of industry based consultants, business strategists and legal advisors with the ability and the expertise to develop a strong compliant safety culture with our business partners.

What we offer

Four Point Five offers comprehensive solutions that includes the drafting of industry and statutory compliant management plans, developed with optimal risk mitigation tools; auditing of existing management plans; consulting our clients on HVNL compliance requirements; and educating all stakeholders on HVNL awareness programs.


Industry Based Management Plans

Four Point Five in consultation with our clients develops HVNL and CoR management plans, tailored to suit stakeholders’ unique requirements. It is imperative to maintain a certified comprehensive HVNL and CoR management plan that meets the regulatory requirements.


Compliance Audit

Four Point Five review and audit your existing management plans to assess and identify regulatory and safety risks. In addition, we provide third party compliance and audit certificates.

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Consultancy Services

The team at Four Point Five in conjunction with our business partners assess their current HVNL and CoR risks and provide customised consultancy services.


Awareness & Compliance Training

Four Point Five offers awareness and compliance training to suit specific needs with flexible facilitation options including onsite, classroom-style or virtual training.

Chain of Responsibility:
Roles & Liabilities

Heavy Vehicle National Law generally addresses the actions of drivers and operators; however, the breaches of these laws are often caused by other parties in the transport supply chain.

The aim of Chain of Responsibility for a heavy vehicle is to ensure everyone in the supply chain actively prevents breaches of the HVNL.

The Chain of Responsibility law also extends to preventing or reducing potential harm to yourself and others. Managing these risks ensures that you always recognise and carefully consider all potential dangers and satisfactorily reduce or avoid them before they occur.

Control and Influence

Steps towards organisational compliance

Executive Liability

Failing to Comply

News Articles


HVNL Latest Statistics

The heavy vehicle industry remains one of the most dangerous in Australia with 159 fatal crashes involving heavy vehicles reported between September 2019 and June 2020. During the first half of this year, there have already been 10 fatalities related to the loading and unloading of heavy vehicles.


First HVNL Enforced Undertaking in Australia

The first enforced undertaking originating from a Heavy Vehicle National Law breach in Australia, was made public in March 2020, shocking Australian heavy freight businesses.

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