Grain Producers SA, on behalf of Primary Producers SA, and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) are partnering to deliver free workshops from this month to help primary producers understand heavy vehicle roadworthiness requirements.
The first one kicks off in Tanunda on January 18 with others to follow soon after in Loxton, Riverton and Clare. Click here to register to attend.
The theory and practical workshops are designed for members of Primary Producers SA who own and operate their own heavy vehicles and help to deliver on the group’s commitment to road safety.
Theory workshops are led by road transport experts who have a comprehensive knowledge of quality management and national heavy vehicle maintenance systems.
Theory workshops will be held to provide primary producers with:
- Outline of the NHVR Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual
- Road safety awareness
- Producer compliance and maintenance responsibilities
- Requirements of the regulator
- Possible changes that may be introduced SA’s Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme
In addition, all theory workshop participants have the opportunity to take part in a practical workshop to receive valuable hints and tips on keeping heavy vehicle’s roadworthy.
GPSA regional field officer Shane Gale said SAPOL had issued a significant number of defect and expiation notices in the October 2020 operation, providing a timely reminder for all heavy vehicle owners and operators to ensure they understand their heavy vehicle safety requirements.
“The results from the safety operations reinforces the feedback from the first round of Roadworthy Heavy Vehicles… Made Easy! workshops that there is a strong desire from primary producers across all commodity groups to increase their knowledge and improve their practices,” he said.