The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) offers a collaborative network for Australian organisations to build and implement effective road safety strategies in the workplace.
The program offers organisations the resources to improve road safety that best fit their individual operations and, at the same time, improve business productivity through less time and money lost through safety incidents.
The program is not a prescriptive approach but aims to complement existing safety legislation by providing access to a ‘knowledge bank’ from a diverse network of organisations to given them the resources to implement their own initiatives. The tools will help make the business case for organisations shifting their safety focus from 'having' to safety to secure a contract to 'wanting' to because it is simply good business.
Fifth wheel coupling and uncoupling guidelines
This Technical Advisory Procedure has been developed by the ATA Industry Technical Council to provide operators with a guideline that provides a consistent, clear and safe procedure for coupling and uncoupling prime movers and semi-trailers using fifth wheel couplings.
All procedures demand consistency and following an uninterrupted routine with an understanding of the importance and relevance of each step. Distractions during this and other procedures should be avoided. It is recommended that only one person undertakes coupling or uncoupling to prevent missing critical steps.
Australia has a diverse fleet with equipment sourced globally. A driver’s training should include specific training on all the equipment used across a fleet.