Heavy vehicle technical control workshop for farmers
In support of National Farm Safety Week, Grain Producers SA (GPSA) will be hosting a free heavy-duty vehicle roadworthiness workshop next week aimed at helping farmers ensure their trucks are compliant when they are on the road.
Primary producers can attend “Heavy Duty Vehicles…Made Easy!” workshop at Jamestown Football Club to receive practical information on road safety and compliance.
Workshop presentations include:
- Understanding the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual by Natwide Staff
- Heavy Rigid Vehicle, Semi-Trailer and Double B Vehicle Simulation Training by the South Australian Road Transport Association
- A demonstration of heavy vehicle safety inspection by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
- A demonstration of maintenance of technical control of heavy vehicles by Kelly Bros
The workshop was co-funded by the Australian Government under the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative.
“The workshop provides a forum for primary producers in South Africa to discuss how to effectively manage heavy-duty vehicle compliance; freeing up the sector to prioritize production and trade,” said Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Catherine King.
“Farmers are an essential part of the supply chain, so it is important that they meet their chain of custody obligations, ensuring safer outcomes for themselves and all road users.”
Shane Gale, GPSA Regional Field Officer, said this National Farm Safety Week, primary producers should focus on agricultural working environments and the risks and hazards that combine when using the roads. public.
“Jamestown’s Roadworthy Heavy Duty Vehicles…Made Easy!” is designed to improve the skills of primary producers in heavy vehicle safety and facilitate understanding of compliance.
“The feedback we’ve already received from surveys and focus groups as part of our farm machinery move… made easy! The project identified the maintenance and technical inspection of heavy vehicles as key safety and compliance issues that primary producers wanted to better understand.
On the day, NHVR Safety and Compliance Officers (SCOs) will provide guidance and training on what they look for when checking a vehicle.
“Our SCOs will demonstrate a roadworthy assessment using a vehicle inspection trailer to discuss the major maintenance areas they are focusing on,” said NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto.
“This workshop gives attendees the opportunity to openly ask vehicle compliance questions, have their vehicle inspected, and receive vehicle maintenance tools and tips.”
The workshop will take place on Monday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Football Club, Kilmarnock Street, Jamestown, SA. To attend the workshop, register here.