Technical Writer – Master Registered Industry Code of Practice

Director and Principal Consultant, Sean Minto, is the Technical Writer of the Master Code – A registered industry code of practice under section 706 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

The main purpose of this Code is to assist each party in the Chain of Responsibility to ensure the safety of transport activities and to comply with relevant provisions of the HVNL. The Code translates the requirements of the HVNL into a practical application for the whole industry and suggests controls to manage safety and compliance.

Download a copy of the Master Code here.

More information:

JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: Master Code Drives Heavy Vehicle Safety

About the Master Code for Heavy Vehicle Safety

If you need help mastering the Master Code…

WHS Consultancy

WHS Consultancy

Supply Chain Safety Excellence is an independent safety consulting business where our strong belief is safety excellence is business excellence.
Safety Consultant & OHS Professional

Safety Consultant & OHS Professional

Principal consultant, Sean Minto, is a qualified and certified OHS Professional with unparalleled Supply Chain and Logistics industry sector experience.
WHS Management Systems

WHS Management Systems

Sean Minto is recognised as an industry leader in WHS and Chain of Responsibility (as encapsulated in the National Heavy Vehicle Law).

Looking for a certified WHS Consultant based in Sydney specialising in Supply Chain & Logistics?

Supply Chain Safety Excellence is focused on achieving high performing and sustainable work health and safety outcomes for ALL our clients.

Sydney WHS Consultant

Supply Chain Safety Excellence is a professional WHS consulting business established by director and principal consultant Sean Garrick Minto in March 2017. Our focus is on achieving high performing and sustainable work health and safety outcomes for all our clients through:

  • Integrating and managing supply chain and logistics safety and compliance risks using WHS management systems and frameworks.
  • Conducting safety audits, site inspections and compliance audits.
  • Introducing Risk Management practices and Critical Control Management frameworks.
  • Developing and writing WHS Management System policies and procedures, professional reports and communications at all levels.
  • Implementing safety leadership programs and creating a culture of safety.
  • Carrying out serious incident investigations using the ICAM (Incident Causation Analysis Method) to avoid further accidents.

Supply Chain Safety Excellence is based in Ryde, Sydney and we work with clients all over Australia and New Zealand. Contact Sean today to discuss any aspect of your existing safety program or for assistance with specific safety initiatives.


Safe Trucking and Supply Chains

The Master Code has achieved the very highest standard, that the other codes are struggling to achieve, due to Sean’s knowledge, dedication, experience, skills and most importantly ability to work in a team. I was very lucky to finish my career on the best project with the best team, that Sean was a very vital part. (former) Project Manager, Peter Elliot

Winc Australia

Sean made a difference quickly at Winc when we needed a steady experienced hand. Sean helped our OHS team out while we were making a transition to new safety leadership at Winc. As a new CEO I wanted a lot of improvements to be made in a short period of time, all while we were updating our safety team in all states. Sean was able to step in quickly, with credibility and progress our safety agenda while we built the new team. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for assignments with any company like Winc that wants real improvements in OHS. CEO, Peter Kelly

Wilmar Sugar

Wilmar Sugar has worked with Sean for assistance in putting our Chain of Responsibility compliance program in place. He has assisted us with a range of activities from business wide training programs, document preparation and review, risk assessments and ongoing general advice on our broad range of freight tasks. I have found him to have not only an excellent understanding of the Chain of Responsibility and the use the Master Code but also a very practical approach to implementation and management in a business context. I would recommend talking to Sean if you need assistance in understanding or meeting your Chain of Responsibility obligations. General Manager, Purchasing Procurement and Supply, Rohan Whitmee


I would highly recommend Sean to any business! He is highly skilled and very knowledgeable in all aspects of the Chain of Responsibility. His ability to simplify very complex procedures and policies to your businesses workforce is one of his standout qualities. Our business required a very tailored approach to load restraint and he condensed the national load restraint guide into the key components our business required, making an informative and direct load restraint training module that our staff have been able to replicate. A big thanks to Sean! National Logistics Manager, Liz Macalpine

Winc Australia

Sean has made a terrific impact on our business. He moved quickly to address key risks and built a plan to improve our systems, processes, framework and capability at the front line. Sean joined in an interim capacity but there is nothing in his approach or attitude that was short term. He took ownership, accountability and demonstrated leadership in the role ensuring that his work will have an enduring legacy in keeping our people safe. Thank you Sean. You are a legend. We appreciate everything that you have done and look forward to an ongoing relationship between your business and ours. Group HR Director, Sally Dickson

Inghams Enterprises

We have engaged/worked with Sean Minto at Supply Chain Safety Excellence over the past few years for a variety of reasons around Chain Of Responsibility (CoR) and have found the service, subject knowledge and timely action to be at some of the highest standards of a third party expert that we have engaged. 

Sean’s industry knowledge and understanding of the legislation/framework makes interrupting our requirements, along with our partners requirements within CoR a clearer than most process. 

We highly recommend Supply Chain Safety Excellence to any company that may need assistance, auditing or advice in regards to their Responsibilities, Accountability’s and Authorities with the CoR framework. 

Sean Starkey, Head of Safety, Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd