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ForestWorks funded to support Log Haulage Code of Practice

ForestWorks has received funding for the implementation of support products for the Log Haulage Code of Practice. The project will develop two products that will support recognition, adoption, implementation and compliance to the Log Haulage Code of Practice that is currently being assessed by the NHVR for registration. Source: Timberbiz

The products are:

  • A set of educational videos directly related Log Haulage for free, widely accessible industry use
  • An updated Log Haulage Manual that reflects, incorporates, and supplements the Log Haulage Code of Practice for free, widely accessible industry use.

The funding has been made available as part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Australian Government.

In all $3.5 million will be invested into the projects through Round 7 of the HVSI program to improve heavy vehicle safety.

The projects are created for industry, by industry, to make their workplace safer.

The Australian Government has invested in 132 HVSI pro-jects over six years to progress a safer, more productive heavy vehicle industry.

The Australian Government has also committed a further $1.7 million to the NHVR to fund targeted projects to im-prove heavy vehicle safety, taking total commitment for HVSI projects to $5.6 million in 2022-23.

“Greater road safety outcomes can be achieved through collaboration with government, industry and the community,” NHVR Chief Executive Officer Sal Petroccitto said.

“There are some exciting grassroots projects included in Round 7 that can create meaningful change across a local, regional and national level.

“I urge anyone who has a heavy vehicle safety project idea to get a head start on their application for Round 8 of the HVSI program, to contribute towards making Australia’s roads safer for all users.”