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.”
To date, Transafe WA has held 19 Road Transport Industry Safety Forums in Perth, Geraldton, Albany, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Port Hedland and Esperance.
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.
WA Safety Truck
Transafe WA is now working towards funding a WA Safety Truck resource that will travel the state educating West Australians how to share the road safely with heavy vehicles. Corporate partners are being sought. If you are interested in being involved with this project, please contact Ana.
Heavy Vehicle Safety in WA 2020-2030: An Industry Report
Transafe WA is working on a document defining the key road transport industry safety issues in WA requiring attention in the coming decade. Through our forums and industry liaison, we have heard from hundreds of industry participants regarding their concerns and ideas. It is time for a plan of action.
- The document will include detail on the issues, suggested solutions, and time-frames for change
- It will focus on safety issues affecting WA metropolitan and regional operating environments
- The final report will be presented to the WA State Government during 2019.
Transafe WA are cooperating with The Livestock and Rural Transport Association of WA, Western Roads Federation and the TWU to prepare the report.
At an upcoming meeting, these organisations have been asked to table input from their members regarding safety strategy in order to define the proposed list issues that will form the report focus.
Transafe WA also actively engages with:
- The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) (member)
- Main Roads HVS Heavy Vehicle Industry Consultative Group
- The Road Safety Commission
- The Regional Industry Road Safety Alliances
- Western Roads Federation (WRF)
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.
Geoff Taylor, Vice-Chair
Geoff has been involved in HSE and Training roles since leaving the army in 2012 firstly with Tidewater Marine Australia in the oil and gas maritime industry, and now with Rivet Mining Services based in Port Hedland since July 2016. He is the Regional HSET Manager for Western Australia with operations in the Pilbara, Goldfields and Midwest under his HSET portfolio. Geoff has a Diploma in Work, Health and Safety; a Diploma in Management; a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, and is currently studying a Masters in Occupational Health and Safety. Geoff is a passionate advocate for mandating proven safety technologies in heavy vehicles operating in Australia.
Michael Wishart, Treasurer
Michael is Managing Director of Connect Source, the leading supplier of electronic diesel engine connectors and wiring accessories in Australia to customers in mining, industry and agriculture. Connect Source are also the agents in WA for the Guardian fatigue and distraction monitoring product from Seeing Machines.
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 –
- Allan Price, Busselton Freight Services
- Denis Price, Busselton Freight Services
- Dean Hewitt, Driver Hire Australia
- Stephen Lane, Department of Mines and Petroleum
- Rob Hennessey, Coogee Chemicals
- Robyn Zadow, Windy Creek Contractors
- Ray Pratt, Owner/driver