Transafe WA to hold forum in Geraldton


Chain of responsibility, dangerous goods and enforcement issues on agenda

Transafe WA to hold forum in Geraldton
Montana Bulk Haulage director Chris Maisey backs the forum

 

Transafe WA is spruiking its looming first regional Road Transport Industry Safety Forum.

To be held in Geraldton on Monday, November 24, it aims share examples of best safety practice, providing access to the latest road transport safety information, and communicating industry needs and risks.

The event is being strongly supported by the Mid-west Industry Road Safety Alliance, its member organisations, and local road transport businesses including sponsor Montana Bulk Haulage, whose director, Chris Maisey, gives it a personal endorsement.

The program which runs from 8.30am-1pm will include an update on new chain of responsibility regulations and their impeding implementation, the latest dangerous goods transport safety information, heavy vehicle enforcement news and an open discussion session.

Logistics Training Council CEO Jillian Dielesen will progress her conversation begun at the 2nd Transafe WA Forum in Perth in September aimed at addressing the current disconnect between heavy vehicle licensing and gaining the skills required to be a competent driver.

While acknowledging the difficulty for smaller operators and business owners to take time out to attend events like these, Transafe WA Executive Officer Ana Stachewicz encourages them to work out a way, or to send along a representative.

"In one morning, participants will have access to a load of valuable information for free, and unique access to decision makers, and to like-minded business owners," Stachewicz says.

Transafe WA is a new non-profit organisation formed by a small group of dedicated road transport industry participants with the express intention of helping to improve the safety of roads and transport workplaces by fostering and promoting safer practices.

The forum is at the Bert Pepperell Training Centre, MBAWA, 4 Walton Close, Geraldton.

Registration free but essential by following the links at www.transafewa.com.au.

All enquiries to Transafe WA 08 9446 1446 or email info@transafewa.com.

Other meetings are planned for Port Hedland and Perth early next year.

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