Loads alter characteristics of a vehicle, such as weight and centre of gravity. In turn, to stay safe on the road, driving and manoeuvring also require adaptations. Learning how to load, restrain and unload your load properly keeps you and those you are sharing the road with, safe.
Loading a vehicle is a complex task, and an initial training is not enough. Every load and every journey are different. Depending on the industry, different vehicles serve different purposes, and face particular challenges. Besides the general risk assessment protocol, if working with certain types of load, such as loose material or liquids, requires special risk assessment training.
The talk features interviews with drivers from BINGO Industries, Qube and Alex Fraser. Each give their own tips and stories on load management, but ultimately they share the same message: how to manage load correctly.
A fact sheet, poster, facilitator guide, overview and PowerPoint are also included. The fact sheets are available in three different versions, depending on the audience. One is targeted towards drivers, one towards companies and the other includes all the information.
The Toolbox Talk is designed to be flexible so your organisation can present or distribute it as you see fit.
The package was peer reviewed by industry experts to ensure it is relevant, accurate and delivered in a way that will engage drivers. This information is sourced from a combination of industry bodies and scholarly texts.
The HVTBT project is delivered thanks to key funding provided through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the federal government.
NRSPP thanks its industry working group, which consists of BINGO Industries, ComfortDelGro Australia, Heavy Vehicle Association of Australia, Holcim, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Qube, Swinburne University, Toll Global Express, Toll Group, Viva Energy and Zurich Insurance.
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