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QTA delivers free driver hygiene training course

Anti-virus initiative for workers on the front line transporting essentials


The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) launches free online training to support truck and delivery drivers required to implement the strict hygiene protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The course has been reviewed by Queensland Health and supported by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

According to the QTA, the ‘COVID-19 Hygiene Awareness for Truck & Delivery Drivers Training’ is a bespoke course created for drivers working on the front line delivering essential goods and supplies into the community.   

“Your drivers are on the front line on the roads day and night to support our communities and we believe it is vitally important for them to be able to access this awareness training,” QTA CEO Gary Mahon says. 

“We have designed it to be easy to use and time efficient to complete for drivers who work on different shifts during the day and night.”

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All participants who complete the 30 minute course will receive a certificate to add to their driver safety information packs.

“The course will be a valuable training resource for the road freight industry to demonstrate they are continually taking every precaution to implement Covid-19 hygiene protocols to keep their drivers, delivery sites and communities safe,” the QTA says

The course follows the release of a series of safety information sheets on Covid-19 Safety Practices for Truck Drivers, Cabin Cleaning and Truck Stops which have been well utilised by industry.

The significant response from industry highlighted the need for more of this type of information.

The free training course will be offered to QTA members and also be accessible to all road freight businesses and truck drivers around Australia. 

Mahon praises his team and the collective effort of Queensland State agencies in getting the training developed and reviewed over the Easter period.

He also hails the support of Queensland Health who reviewed the course content by the Communicable Disease team during an extremely busy time.

“I am pleased to acknowledge the content has been reviewed by Queensland Health’s Communicable Disease Unit and funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to support truck and delivery drivers required to implement the strict hygiene protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic,” he says.  

More information on the course can be found, here.


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