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NEW HEAVY VEHICLE INSPECTION

MANUAL ADOPTED

Heavy vehicle safety has been synchronised across eastern and southern

Australia with the adoption of the Heavy Vehicle InspectionManual as

of July 1 in Victoria andQueensland.

“TheNHVRis committed todeliveringnational harmonisation for

the heavy vehicle industry, as we know trucks don’t stop at the borders,”

NHVRCEOSal Petroccitto said.

Victoria andQueensland join the ACT, NSW, SouthAustralia and

Tasmania with the implementation of the Manual into their inspection

regimes, bringing greater consistency to heavy vehicle inspections.

“The Manual will also be used for inspection trials in the coming

weeks for the National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey which will

inspect almost 9000 heavy vehicles during August and September. This

will be the largest health check of heavy vehicles ever undertaken in

Australia.”

Mr Petroccitto said authorised officers and vehicle examiners, across

all participating states and territories, would now inspect heavy vehicles

based on the same standards and criteria, which will revamp vehicle

standards compliance and help reduce vehicle downtime.

“TheManualmeans operators nowhave a clear picture of the stand-

ards, tools and processes used in an inspection, providing confidence in

knowing that their maintenance meets said requirements,” he said.

“We want to encourage a more proactive approach to vehicle

maintenance and repair. We are working with industry, road transport

authorities and police to produce resources and tools to unlock the

improved safety outcomes that a national Manual will deliver.”

MORE INFORMATION

www.nhvr.gov.au/

JACOBSEN’S INAUGURAL AUSTRALIAN

FUTURE TURF MANAGERS' INITIATIVE

TAKES PLACE IN MELBOURNE

Jacobsen, in partnership with the Australian Golf Course

Superintendents' Association (AGCSA), has extended the

Future Turf Managers’ Initiative (FTMI) to Australia, already

operating in many countries around the world. The FTMI was

launched at the 32nd Australian Turfgrass Conference and

Trade Exhibition in June this year.

The successful conference and exhibition held at the Crown

Entertainment Complex in Melbourne saw over 480 delegates, 58

exhibiting companies and over 850 trade exhibition visitors from

June 19 to 24.

Across an intensive two days, FTMI participants experi-

enced seminars and workshops run by industry experts. A group

of select Australian delegates became the first in the country

to benefit from the educational experience, targeting the

superintendents and course managers of the future. The FTMI

participants learnt more about the expectations of management

including skills in budgeting, team management, networking

and career development.

Participants were also given the opportunity to be mentored

by a number of respected course managers and industry

experts, who were on hand to answer questions and give some

sage advice.

Over 100 people have now graduated from the FTMI world-

wide, in the UK, NZ, Portugal and Italy. Since their involve-

ment, many of the initiative’s graduates have gained promotion

thanks to the management skills they have acquired during the

intensive training.

Participants of the Future Turf Managers’ Initiative in Melbourne.

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| AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2016