Transafe WA is a not-for-profit industry initiative with the vision of aiding the delivery of safer transport industry workplaces and roads by fostering and promoting safer practices. Formed in 2012 by a passionate volunteer committee, Transafe WA moved from concept to reality during 2013 due to the support of seed funding received from the Western Australian State Government via Main Roads WA.
“Transafe WA is committed to a safe, professional and sustainable road transport industry that protects its employees and the broader community.”
Transafe WA has held Road Transport Industry Safety Forums in Perth, Geraldton, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Port Hedland and Esperance to a combined audience of over 1000 people.
A major project during 2016 was hosting a tour of the ATA’s award-winning Safety Truck resource through WA. The tour was a huge success with the truck taking in 28 events through the Perth metro, Goldfields, Wheatbelt and South-West. Over 12,000 people visited the truck and Transafe WA is now working toward securing WA a safety truck resource of its own.
Transafe WA has a sub-committee working on a project to address high levels of depression in heavy vehicle drivers. The project, named Are you on Channel? has the support of the Road Safety Commission and industry.
Transafe WA also actively engages with:
- The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) (member)
- The Heavy Vehicle Industry Safety and Training Alliance (HVISTA)
- The Heavy Vehicle Industry Consultative Group
- The Heavy Vehicle Industry Fatigue Reference Group
- The Road Safety Commission
- The Regional Industry Road Safety Alliances
- The WA Road Transport Association (WARTA)
The road transport industry is pivotal to so many sectors that contribute to Western Australia’s composition, growth and economic prosperity, Transafe WA wants to support that industry to be the best and safest it can be.
The core objectives of Transafe WA for the road transport industry as outlined in the Association’s Constitution are to:
- Identify industry needs and risks
- Process and administrate identified problems
- Identify, promote and advance training and accreditation
- Deliver safer working standards and in turn a safer environment for all Western Australian road users
- Act as conduit between operators, industry and government, providing an effective information exchange for all stakeholders that will lead to stronger relationships, continuous improvement and a reduction of incidents.
Anastasia (Ana) Stachewicz
Ana has over 20 years experience across corporate and not-for-profit environments creating, delivering and evaluating communications flow for stakeholders via a range of media. She has worked with a vast range of people with stories, knowledge, ideas, products and services to share.
Our Committee of Management
Our committee is made up of broadly experienced road transport operators and service providers who in their day-to-day operations have identified a need for a place where industry can come together to share their experiences, showcase and support positive initiatives, and work together towards delivering continuous improvements to WA’s increasingly busy road transport sector. Thereby reducing incidents and delivering a safer environment for all Western Australian road users.
Steve Post, Chair
Actively involved in road transport for over forty years, Steve has been an owner-driver in long distance heavy haulage, and held senior management positions in general freight, livestock, grain, fuel haulage, mining and risk management.
Steve has an absolute commitment to safety within the transport industry. This was recognised in 2011 with the Western Australian Road Transport Association award for the most outstanding contribution to the road transport industry. In the same year Steve was awarded an inaugural life membership to Transport Women Australia Ltd, an organisation he is now a director of, for support given to the organisation, and for outstanding industry contributions.
Steve holds a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and a Diploma in Business Management (Quality Auditing). He has been an executive member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA), and an elected member of the City of Mandurah for seven years, serving as a local government councillor.
Kris Clarkson, Vice-Chair
Raised in a regional family transport business, Kris has been actively involved in the transport game for the majority of his life providing him with a very hands-on practicality to business and transport alike.
Family based values and a commitment to professionalism were ingrained into Kris by his parents from a young age. Coupled with Kris’s passion for rural and regional WA, these traits have provided the platform for Clarkson Freightlines commitment to raising the standards of the WA transport industry for a safer and more efficient future.
Alan Tait, Treasurer
Alan’s career in HSEQ, logistics and planning has involved roles with Rio Tinto and Centurion. Establishing Tait’s Consulting in 2017, Alan now works with clients to transform safety from a cost to a competitive advantage.
Jan Cooper, Secretary
Jan has over 30 years experience in management and policy development. She has been a member of the WA Senior Executive Service providing advice to ministers, cabinet and small business, appeared as an advocate in industrial tribunals and given evidence to parliamentary committees. Jan was CEO of a large agribusiness company and is currently a director of business consulting firm Cooper Piesse & Associates. In this role Jan has consulted to the Livestock and Rural Transport Association of WA for over eight years, representing their interests in a broad range of forums. Jan is a member of the Beef Council of WA and the WA Architects Board.
Committee of Management Members –
- Ken Post, Formerly WA Police
- Allan Price, Busselton Freight Services
- Denis Price, Busselton Freight Services
- Alan Tait, Centurion
- Dean Hewitt, Driver Hire Australia
- Stephen Lane, Department of Mines and Petroleum
- Rob Hennessey, Coogee Chemicals