Overview Of Package
Most car drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists have not driven a truck — ever, making it difficult to understand the challenges heavy vehicle drivers have dealing with blind spots, stopping distances, and roll over risk of such large vehicles.
Heavy vehicles influence traffic in several ways. Their large dimensions have been found to impact driving behaviours of light vehicle drivers  .
In Australia, as in most countries, crashes involving heavy vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists, are of particular concern, especially in urban centres  .
Choosing to remain calm when facing stressful situations on the road only takes seconds but can save lives .
This package contains:
A generic overview of Toolbox Talk Discussion and how it can be applied to work driving safety, including a step by step process to assist team leaders/managers and facilitators to lead a Toolbox Talk discussion.
Aid for the promotion of discussion
Topic background information and fact sheet x3
Discussion prompt sheet
Participant attendance record sheet
Participant self-assessment sheet
Discussion review sheet
Interactions with Other Road Users poster
Supporting PowerPoint Slides
Interactions with Other Road Users Video Link (access video here or contact NRSPP to download)
This Toolbox Talk has been developed in collaboration with Jerome Carslake (NRSPP), Jennifer Rivera-Gonzalez (MUARC), Kyla Fantin (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2021/22), Ruby Athanas (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2021/22), Tim Roberts (FleetStrategy).
Toolbox Talks Branding, marketing and promotional videos were completed by the Swinburne Design Bureau: Dr Shivani Tyagi (Communication Design Lecturer Swinburne and Director of Design Bureau), Kai Djeng (videos and editing), Emelia Cox (videos and editing), Lachlan Tobin (marketing and communications), Lauren Gualano (branding and logo design).
Toolbox Talks Steering Group includes: James Zarb (Viva Energy), Craig Beikoff (BINGO Industries), Jim Sarkis (BINGO Industries), Mark Noble (Holcim), Daniel Brain (Toll Group), Adam Ritzinger (Toll Group), Peter Johansson (Zurich), Steve Power (Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia), Mike Mulligan (Qube).
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