Heavy vehicle operators will get an opportunity to meet with industry leaders, regulators and road safety experts and learn about changes to industry regulation and current road requirements at a workshop in Narrandera next week.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the forum, hosted by Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police, was open to heavy vehicle operators, owners and drivers and would feature a range of speakers.

“Heavy vehicle operators and owners will have the opportunity to learn more about recent changes to Chain of Responsibility laws, with representatives from the National Heavy Vehicle Operator on hand to answer questions,” Ms Cooke said.

“Attendees will also hear from Lieutenant Colonel Martin Levey, a senior psychologist with Australian Army Aviation, who will share his perspective on fatigue and safety culture.

“Lieutenant Levey’s first-hand experience working in aviation will offer important lessons on safety leadership and the longterm effects of fatigue, relevant to heavy vehicle operators.

The event will open with a complimentary breakfast at 6.30am followed by presentations from:

  • National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
  • NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol
  • Lieutenant Colonel Martin Levey
  • Roads and Maritime Services.

The Heavy Vehicle Safety Forum will be held at Narrandera Ex-Serviceman’s Club from 6.30am to 12pm on Wednesday 26 June.
To register, please contact Trisha Suckling, Road User Safety Project Officer, on 0448 987 916 or email at trisha.suckling@rms.nsw.gov.au