NEW HEAVY VEHICLE INSPECTION
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
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.”
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
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
Participants of the Future Turf Managers’ Initiative in Melbourne.
POWER EQUIPMENT AUSTRALASIA
| AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2016