Farmers, contract harvesters, transport companies and agricultural machinery retailers are invited to attend the Be Road Ready for Harvest Virtual Field Day via Zoom on Tuesday, 15th September from 8am.
The event will be held online for the second year in a row due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.
“Last year’s online delivery was well received and attended,” said Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor.
“It’s looking like we are going to have a good harvest again this year, and it is important to refresh people’s knowledge about the current rules and regulations for legally and safely moving harvest equipment and trucks on the road.
“Safety and compliance during harvest is very important. Operators need to be aware of their responsibilities and ensure that all warning devices and travel requirements are adhered to.”
Topics to be discussed include access, permits, fire safety, fatigue, load restraint and more.
Registration is free but spaces are limited. Register online at www.eventbrite.com and search ‘Be Road Ready for Harvest Virtual Field Day’. All attendees will receive an information pack including an NHVR cooler bag, relevant brochures and a 2021 ‘Moving Harvest Machinery’ USB, which contains all the notices and information you need in the lead up to and during harvest.
If you have a specific question that you would like answered, contact Melanie on 6861 2364 or Melanie.Suitor@parkes.nsw.gov.au so that it can be covered in the presentations.
The Virtual Field Day is supported by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Transport for NSW, NSW Police, NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW Farmers, Australian Custom Harvesters Association, Graincorp and the Grain Transport Safety Network.