Forum 16, Monday 25 June 2018 – Perth

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It was a full house at The Rise in Maylands for the 16th Transafe WA Road Transport Industry Safety Forum. Opening words from the Transport Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary, John Carey MLA were encouraging. Mr Carey pledged the current government’s support for the work of Transafe WA, and also for WA’s HV regulation system amidst federal pressure for WA to sign to NHVL.

A valuable mix of presentations followed from Main Roads HVS, Western Power and Employsure. Rivet’s Geoff Taylor generously shared an honest, well-paced and inspiring presentation about the implementation of technology in their business, and the impact of safe systems.

Stop the Bleed was a practical message for all when considering first aid training. The program aims to add education on how to control bleeding with the goal of saving lives. As a person can bleed to death in less than five minutes, this is critical information for first responders – a role HV drivers can unfortunately find themselves in.

Cam Dumesny continued the conversation on HV driver training and licensing. There’s no quick solution, but there’s plenty of determination to improve the current system to ensure WA has access to well trained heavy vehicle operators and can attract young people to our industry. Western Roads Federation have formed a working group, and a preliminary meeting is being planned with the Premier.

The following presentations from the day have been made available by the speakers for download:

Main Roads Accreditation and Compliance Update delivered by Mick Wainwright

Western Power’s 360 Aware presentation delivered by Mark Garden, Investigations Specialist

Your Workplace Relations: How to avoid the common pitfalls in your industry. A presentation by Besim Ademi from Employsure

WRF – How do we solve the driver shortage? A discussion with Cam Dumesny