More than 60 people dialled in on Zoom for the recent Be Road Ready For Harvest Virtual Field Day.
Attendees were a mixture of farmers, contract harvesters, transport companies, agricultural machinery retailers, government agencies, council staff and relevant associations.
“It was great to see strong numbers again this year, especially as the region is expecting another good harvest,” said Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor.
“Safety and compliance during harvest is very important. Operators need to be aware of their responsibilities and ensure that during harvest all warning devices and travel requirements are adhered to.
“Regulations are constantly changing and events like this are important to ensure people are up to date on what’s required before the upcoming harvest period,” said Melanie.
The program included presentations about access, fire safety, load restraint and much more. “Feedback from attendees has all been very positive, with participants giving it almost a five-star rating.
The Virtual Field Day was recorded and can be accessed on the Forbes Councils’ YouTube channel or via this link – https://youtu.be/wkALs0-xY94 Campbell Wilson was the winner of the feedback form lucky door prize.