NTHA Launches WH&S Traffic Management Forum

by | Sep 26, 2023

National Timber and Hardware Association (NTHA) proposed logoThe National Timber and Hardware Association (NTHA) has announced the launch of a special member event,designed exclusively for professionals in the timber and hardware industry –The Traffic Management Forum. The exciting event series will travel to multiple locations across Australia, including Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, and will also be accessible online.

The Forum is scheduled to take place throughout the month of October, aligning with Safe Work Month.

The Traffic Management Forum aims to equip NTHA members with the essential skills and knowledge needed to navigate the challenges of traffic management in their daily operations.

Dean Wilson, NTHA Workplace Health & Safety Officer and highly experienced trainer will be the host and key facilitator for the events.

“This is an important initiative for NTHA to provide our members with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves, their businesses, and their staff so they can prepare for hazards in the workplace, especially with vehicles.”

“NTHA is focused on improving health and safety rates and reducing hazards in the industry as a whole, and this starts with providing free training for our dedicated business owners and helping equip managers with the right skills to prevent incidents,” Mr Wilson said.

The Traffic Management Forum will offer attendees valuable insights and actionable know-how to enhance safety in the movement of people, vehicles, equipment, and resources on worksites. The comprehensive training program will cover various aspects, including:

  • Legislation: Understanding the legal framework and compliance requirements related to traffic management.
  • Purpose of Traffic Management: Identifying the core objectives of traffic management within the timber and hardware industry.
  • Traffic Hazard Identification: Recognising potential hazards and risks associated with traffic on worksites and developing strategies to mitigate them.
  • Separation of People and Vehicles: Strategies for maintaining safe distances and minimising the risk of accidents.
  • Exclusion Zones: Establishing restricted areas to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment.
  • Vehicle Speed Control: Implementing measures to control vehicle speed and improve safety.
  • Documentation: Proper record-keeping and reporting for compliance and accountability.

NTHA is committed to supporting its members and the industry by offering this essential training opportunity. The Traffic Management Forum is free of charge, demonstrating NTHA’s commitment to fostering a culture of safety and minimise workplace incidents within the timber and hardware sector.

For more information about The Traffic Management Forum, including registration details and event dates, visit the NTHA website: https://www.ntha.com.au/news-item/13681/nthas-whs-launch-traffic-management-forum-as-part-of-octobers-national-safe-work-month-2023 or contact Alicia Langfield at info@nullntha.com.au.