We’ve all experienced that nasty feeling when we realise that we have lost something of importance. Fortunately dealing with a lost work diary is a relatively simple process.
There are a number of steps that you must follow as soon as you realise that you have lost your work diary. I’ve listed them below:
More people get into trouble for failing to comply with regulations when they find their missing work diary than for not following the correct procedures when they lose it. There is a set procedure for the actions that you must take should you find your mislaid work diary. I’ve set them out below;
If you find your work diary
If you find your old work diary within the 28-day period, you must immediately inform the Regulator that you have found it. You must, however, keep it until the end of the 28-day period after which you have just two days to return it.
If you find your work diary after the 28 days are up, you must return it to the Regulator as soon as possible.
If you are in contravention of any of these laws you will receive a heavy fine. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator or a lawyer can assist you with any queries that you may have when it comes to dealing with the regulations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law. Understanding your obligations can keep you out of trouble in the long run.
Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.