Hazardous goods transport workshops in September
Driver non-compliance with road traffic regulations, equipment failure, and cross-border conditions, are some of the common causes of road accidents while transporting dangerous goods.
The chemicals industry requires products to be delivered safely, and Responsible Care handling procedures to be extended along the logistics chain, from loading points to destinations, storage and use.
The voluntary initiative of the chemicals industry, aims to improve safety during transport and handling of chemicals, including contract hauliers, in accordance with the guiding principles of Responsible Care.
Responsible Care requires;
• effective securing of loads
• driver physical capabilities
• driver wellness
• driver management practices
• driver training
• driver and backup preparedness for emergencies
• appropriate response to hazchem incidents.
The ‘roadshow’ workshops will assist fleet managers to understand the challenges that dangerous goods transporters face when crossing borders, working in different legal environments, infrastructure in other countries, emergency response facilities and services, and cooperation with southern African traffic, import, export and border authorities.
“Fleet managers should know how to plan for emergency incidents that occur during cross border transport and how to train and prepare drivers that undertake cross border transport”, explains CAIA Responsible Care manager, Louise Lindeque.
“We must understand how impaired driver vision and driver fatigue impacts on road safety, and recognise the benefits of a well-planned driver wellness programme”, she explains.
The workshop includes;
• consequences of poor load securing
• physical forces experienced during transportation
• legal requirements and standards for load securing
• principles, methods and means of load securing
• condition of load securing equipment
• load securing application errors
• methods of load calculation
• road transport legislation and regulations update
• cooperation with industry partners in dangerous goods transportation
• best practice in professional driver training
• New equipment and technology
• intervention in driver behavior
• road risk management.
The one day workshop programme at both venues includes;
Challenges of Cross Border Transport; Johan van Wyk, Senior Specialist in Supply Chain Risk Emergency Response at Sasol
Legal and Physical Requirements for Safe Load Securing on Road Transport Vehicles; Richard Durrant, Transheq Consulting
How Responsible Care Promotes the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods; Louise Lindeque, Responsible Care Manager, CAIA
Best Practices for Dangerous Goods Road Transport that Supports Excellent Road Safety Performance; Craig Warr, Manline Group Operations Director
Vision Requirements for Drivers and Fatigue Management as a Critical Component of a Driver Wellness Programme; Dr Marina Botha, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Consultant, EOH Health
Sep 13 Responsible Care Hazardous Goods Transport Management workshop in Johannesburg at Country Club, Auckland Park; 011 710 6400, email@example.com
Sep 14 Responsible Care Hazardous Goods Transport Management workshop in Durban at Sica’s; 013 261 2768, firstname.lastname@example.org
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