Are you a local farmer, contract harvester or transport operator? Do you think you know load restraints?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, a free practical load restraint information session is just the place for you! The sessions will be held in 12 villages across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils to ensure you are doing it right and doing it safely.
The sessions will provide information about the fundamentals of load restraint, your legal requirements as well as tips to safely restrain hay bales, machinery and general freight.
The Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer Melanie Suitor said that attendees would also see damaged restraint equipment and case studies, as well as hear from NSW Police and Transport for NSW Heavy Vehicle Inspectors.
“These sessions are a great way to brush up on your load restraint knowledge, network with other attendees, and you could win an Engel Thermo15 worth $190.”
The sessions include a free BBQ. Registration is required for catering and COVID requirements at: https://forms.office.com/r/fuhpfAS0EW
By attending you may be eligible for a Safework $500 Biz Safety Rebate. For further information call Melanie on 6861 2364.
The village tour schedule is: 20th May: Trundle RFS Station 8am, Kiacatoo Community Hall 12pm; 21st May: Alectown RFS Station 8am, Wirrinya Community Hall 12pm; 25th May: Derriwong RFS Station 8am, Tullibigeal RFS Station 12pm; 26th May: Bedgerebong Showground 8am, Tullamore RFS Station 12pm; 2nd June: Peak Hill Golf Club 8am, Tottenham RFS Station 12pm; 3rd June: Lake Cargelligo RFS Station 8am, Burcher RFS Station 12pm.
The Load Restraint Village Tour is part of the Councils’ current Load Restraint Education Project, funded by the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative.