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. We deliver events and projects for both the road transport industry and the general public focussed on safe heavy vehicle operations and interactions.
“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 23 Road Transport Industry Safety Forums in Perth, Geraldton, Albany, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Port Hedland and Esperance.
WA Safety Truck
Transafe WA is 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 2020.
Transafe WA are cooperating with The Livestock and Rural Transport Association of WA, Western Roads Federation and the TWU to prepare the report.
Tail Lift Heavy Vehicle Safety Signage Campaign
Transafe WA has been supported by a grant from WA’s Road Safety Commission to update heavy vehicle safety signage on member fleets. The new campaign for 2020 will launch before Anzac Day. Transafe WA member fleets with trucks with rear tail lifts are encouraged to contact Ana to get involved.
Transafe WA also actively engages with:
- The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) (member)
- Heavy Vehicle Industry Association (HVIA) (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, Chairperson
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.
Adam Gosling, Vice-Chairperson
Denis Price, Treasurer
Jan Cooper, Secretary
Committee of Management Members –
- Allan Price, Busselton Freight Services
- Rob Hennessey, Coogee Chemicals
- Leigh Farrow, Teletrac Navman
- Jeremy Barnard, Goldstar Transport
- Ray Pratt, Owner/driver
- Kym Kaptein
- John Marcolina
- Damien Williams, Connect Source