Forum 4: Perth, 30th March 2015
Close to 200 participants contributed to the 4th Transafe WA Road Transport Industry Safety Forum held in Perth on Monday 30/3/15…
This is what just some of the participants had to say:
“… it was exceptional… it’s a ‘must attend’ in my calendar. You provide a great service to the transport industry.”
“Great range of stakeholders – drivers, owners and regulators.”
“Seems like different groups (represented today) are working hard on their subjects… the Transafe WA forum helped to bring this intelligence together.”
“Has been well worth the trip each time. I have learnt something from each event and as a safety professional I’m starting to view the seminars as healthy assistance to improving the safety of our organisation. It’s the technical aspects and new industry innovations that I take from the events and I’m an ex-trucker myself, no price on keeping up in a busy world.”
The Hon Alyssa Hayden MLC spoke to open the forum congratulating Steve Post and the Committee of Management of Transafe WA for progress with the initiative. Ms Hayden also launched Transafe WA’s tail-lift signage project aimed at educating drivers to share the roads safely with heavy vehicles. Look out for the signs on the tail-lifts of the IGA fleet and contact us if you are interested in joining the project.
Christine Weston, daughter of
Christine’s bravery in adding her family’s story to the the safety forum gave a very real context to the important messages behind all the ensuing presentations. Read more in ‘Hope that loss sparks reform’, The West Australian, March 28-29, 2015.
Many were intrigued by Nick Mabbot’s excellent explanations of sleep, why it is necessary and how to get the best you can. Nick’s sleep diary was made available to all participants to fill in for a review if they suspect they have a sleep issue or problem. You can still download the sleep diary and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Robertson, Heather Jones and Lyndal Denny were equally entertaining with their presentations on load restraint, and on gender diversity and the importance of structured training in the Australian road transport sector.
Gary Wolstencroft, Senior Risk Engineer with Zurich Financial Services detailed how Ryans Group has significantly improved safety and operational efficiency since 2005, in close cooperation with Zurich Risk Engineering. Read the case study Driving Down Risk, Driving Up Safety and Performance.
And many men in the audience walked away with an option for losing weight without ‘eating like a rabbit’. Diabetes WA General Manager of Health Services, Helen Mitchell outlining their new program Workplace POWER. An inexpensive program, Workplace POWER is the world’s first innovative and proven weight loss program targeting men only. We know of one forum participant who was about to sign up. Diabetes WA will donate a small fee from each program sold to Transafe WA. Give it a go!
Stephen Marley (TruckSafe), Jillian Dielesen (Logistics Training Council) and Paul Bond (Manager of Heavy Vehicle Transport Compliance with Main Roads) also gave valuable updates during the course of an informative day.
Forum presentations that have been approved for general viewing are available below:
Transafe WA gratefully acknowledges the 30/3/15 forum sponsor CJD Trucks – Kenworth DAF, Perth