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Have you got adequate safety measures in place for immobilising trucks & trailers?

immobilising trucks & trailers

According to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), since 2012 there have been 23 fatalities in Queensland where a worker was crushed or hit by a heavy vehicle or trailer because it was not effectively immobilised. Serious injuries in this sector totalled well above 100. In view of this, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHS)

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Have your say about the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Abolition!

On the 10th April, the Turnbull government announced that it intends to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. We want to know, is this just a political stunt for the upcoming election or an effort to improve road safety? For those that don’t know, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) was introduced by the former

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Are you aware of the changes that have been introduced for all practical driving tests?

Trucks Row

An enhanced practical driving test (also known as Q-SAFE) has now been introduced across Queensland. The aim is to ensure learner drivers develop the necessary skills to become safer drivers. These new tests will apply to practical tests for trucks, as well as cars and motorcycles. These changes aim to put more emphasis on high-risk

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Do you drive cranes on the road? Are you aware of changes made to the UD Licence Class?

Building Crane

From 1st January 2016 you will need to have obtained a Heavy Vehicle licence to operate a crane over 4.5t GVM on a public road. With the former UD licence class no longer issued and not valid after 1st January 2016. The Department of Transport and Main Roads will no longer offer the UD Licencing

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Unique Student Identifier (USI) Initiative Underway in 2015

Driving School Trainer

From 1 January 2015, all students doing nationally recognised training need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). USI is a new tool that provides students with a unique reference number that gives them access to their individual USI account. This account is then linked with the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) data collection

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Truck Drivers ordered to make the Switch to the new Work Diary Regulations

National Driver Work Diary

A work diary is evidence that a professional driver’s work and rest hours are compliant with the relevant law and that their fatigue is being managed. To date most drivers of a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle are required to create a record of time spent working which includes driving time and resting on a daily basis.

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