Safe Work Australia is reviewing the high risk work licensing for cranes to ensure it remains relevant to contemporary work practices and equipment. A discussion paper on crane licensing is now open for public consultation. Submissions are open until 16 June 2022 and can be made online.
To reduce the WA shortage of truck drivers, the expanded Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set will commence in Term 4, in the South-West at South Regional TAFE. This follows four months of a pilot program in Perth. Successful participants obtain a Heavy Rigid (HR), Heavy Combination (HC) or Multi Combination (MC) vehicle licence and may apply for a forklift (LF) licence. The course is free for eligible students and the Practical Driving Instruction Training, assessment and licencing costs are $500 for concession students and up to $1,250 for non-concession students.
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The Customs Broking, Driving Instruction and Materiel and Deployment Logistics projects have commenced and the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is forming a Technical Advisory Committee for each project.
The Rail and Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committees have submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft materials for the Transport and Logistics Training Package (Release 10.0) to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee for their consideration.
Industry Outlooks Released
Following industry consultation and research, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have released Industry Outlooks for 2021 for the following sectors:
We Need Space Campaign
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has partnered with Coles and its supply chain partners Toll and Linfox, to educate road users about sharing the road safely with heavy vehicles. This will include a range of educational resources that will roll out through driver education programs across the country.
Read the full media release here. To view the campaign and resources visit www.weneedspace.com.au
Austroads has published a set of curated lessons learned from Connected Vehicle, Automated Vehicle and Low Emission Vehicle trial projects.
The extension of temporary full expensing to 30 June 2023 has been welcomed by industry.
Feedback Sought: Case for Change
The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has recently released Cases for Change for Rail, Aviation, Transport and Logistics, Maritime, and Defence sectors. This work is aimed at ensuring qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency reflect current technologies, industry practices, and regulations and requires industry feedback required by Tuesday, 11 May 2021 for all sectors.
As always, if you are providing comment, please send a copy of your feedback to the LDSC so that we can ensure feedback from WA Stakeholders has been taken into account during the consultation process.
New Load Restraint Safety Campaign
A series of load restraint safety videos has been launched as part of a new project that aims to reduce the number of dangerously loaded trucks on regional roads.