Children across the Central West will be more secure following the training of 12 new Authorised Child Restraint Fitters across the region.
Mobility Engineering have been contracted by Roads and Maritime Service to conduct the training and oversee the
Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station network in NSW. Mobility Engineering’s General Manager, Ali Akbarian, said the training would be held annually and aims to increase the number and spread of Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Stations in regional NSW.
“Two in three child restraints are not being used properly. If you have trouble fitting or adjusting your child restraint, visit an Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station.”
“There are more than 300 Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Stations across NSW. Visit www.childcarseats.com.au/findan-authorised-fitting-station and click on the link for NSW to search for your nearest Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station,” Mr Akbarian said.
Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, welcomes the new Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station in Forbes – Forbes Auto Electrical, who will join the existing Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Stations – Jelbart Dawsons (Forbes), Col Fletcher Ford and Kia (Parkes) and Parkes Tyrepower.
“The correct selection and installation of child restraints is vital. It is important to make sure that your precious cargo is safe and buckled up every time they are in the car – whether it’s a five minute or five hour journey,” Ms Suitor said.
There will be another free training course held in the region in early 2019. If you are interested in attending and becoming an Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station, please contact Mobility Engineering on 02 9482 4572. For further information please contact Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention
Officer, Melanie Suitor, on 02 6861 2364.