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Monday 14 November 2016

Day One | Day Two

8:30      Registration and Welcome Coffee

8:55      Administration and Safety Briefing

9:00      OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair and speed networking

Mike Robertson, Managing Director, Engistics


9:10      OPENING ADDRESS | National Harmonisation – Lessons from the NHVR

  • Recent legislative changes and looking to the future
  • Challenges of meeting requirements
  • How the NHVR can help you become compliant

Michael Crellin, Manager – Chain of Responsibility, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

9:45      Electronic Work Diaries

  • Where are things at for the industry with regards to Electronic Work Diaries
  • The pilot that has been conducted
  • The criteria EWD service suppliers will need to meet to provide a recognised EWD

Gavin Hill, General Manager of Strategic Development, Transport Certification Australia (TCA)

10:20      Queenslands Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan 2016-2018

Christina Heffner, A/Executive Director (Legislation & Standards) | Transport Regulation Branch Customer Service, Safety and Regulation Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads

10:55     Morning Tea and Networking

11:30      Snapshot Summary of 2016 Cases

  • What went wrong?
  • What should have been done?
  • Lessons learned

Nathan Cecil, Partner, Holding Redlich


12:05       COR Safety Initiatives at Coles

Bobby Gill, National Transport Safety and Excellence Manager, Coles

12:40     Lunch

13:40      Facilitating the Safe Operations of Rail Transport in Australia

  • Promoting safety and safety improvement
  • Road/rail safety
  • Managing fatigue
  • Harmonisation across industries

Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)

14:15         Heavy vehicle safety challenges in New Zealand


14:50      Afternoon Tea and Networking

15:20      Implementing CoR Heavy Haulage Compliance Strategies at the Sydney Metro Project

Steve Jones, Executive Director - Safety, Sustainability & Environment, Sydney Metro Northwest, ‎Transport for NSW

Martin Carmody, Health & Safety Manager, TSC Management Group, North West Rail Link, Transport for NSW


15:55      Fatigue Management for Heavy Vehicle Drivers

  • Causes and effects of fatigue
  • Control, prevention and management
  • Effect of national approach to fatigue management
  • Case study examples – what is working and what is not?

Professor Ann Williamson, Transport & Road Safety Research, University of New South Wales


16:30      Route Compliance and Your Business

Anthony Laras, Regulatory Program and Partner Manager, Transtech a Division of Teletrac Navman

17:05      CLOSING

Summary and closing remarks from the Chair

17:15     Networking Drinks

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Day One | Day Two

8:30     Registration and Welcome Coffee

8:55     Administration and Safety Briefing

9:00      OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Jacquelene Brotherton, Transport Manager, Oxford Cold Storage


9:10      Implementing Effective Safety Frameworks in your Business

  • Internal and external safety consultation
  • Training and supervision
  • WHS responsibilities and policy

Adrian Reynolds, Senior Inspector, Metropolitan North-East | Operations Group, SafeWork NSW

9:45      Safety & Compliance – An Insight from Road Freight NSW

  • Safety and compliance and working with members
  • Safety programs
  • Safety wins experienced

Simon O’Hara, General Manager, Road Freight NSW

10:20      Learning from Failure – Detours Around Legal Roadblocks

  • Take control of legal risk to build resilience in transport safety
  • Create shared learning opportunities between Chain of Responsibility participants
  • Explore positive investigation methodology (PIM) as a path to resilience

Fiona Austin, Special Counsel, Clyde & Co

10:55      Morning Tea and Networking


11:30      Driverless Heavy Vehicles

  • Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative
  • Efficiency and safety outcomes offered by automation
  • What to expect next in the industry

Arjan Rensen, Regional Manager NSW/ACT, Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), representing the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI)


12:05      5 Ways to Keep Your Wheels Turning

  • Truck Driver Skills Survey outcomes
  • Workforce planning and training
  • Futureproofing your business

Eleze Drew, Industry Liaison Coordinator, TAFE NSW Industry Liaison Unit

12:40      Lunch


13:40      Risk Based Load Restraint Auditing and SteelDrive

  • New approach to auditing at BlueScope which focuses on high risk loads rather the most convenient
  • How BSL use this audit data to improve our compliance
  • Steeldrive app that has been developed to assist drivers meet their requirements

Graeme Agnew, Logistics Engineer, BlueScope

14:15      Load Restraint Technology – CheckaLoad

Trevor Wilkinson, Principal Engineer, Engistics

14:50      CLOSING

Summary and closing remarks from the Chair

15:00      End of Conference and Afternoon Tea

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