Lessons Archive

Coupling/Uncoupling Trailers to Prime Mover Familiarisation Procedure

Coupling and uncoupling trailers is one of the most safety critical tasks performed by a professional driver. The risks associated with inefficient or ineffective coupling/uncoupling of trailers can be severe. Distractions can easily result in a vital step in the process being missed, which can lead to a fatality.

Lesson 2 – Before loading, what information do you need?

During this lesson we will be covering how to determine the Tare Weight of the vehicle and/or combination that you will be operating, why do you need to know this. How to distribute the loads to ensure that you do not exceed the weight limits on your axle groups, etc.

Lesson 1 – Mass Management

Mass management is the way a transport operator handles and manages the total weight of the loaded vehicles. During this lesson we will be covering a number of topics from the roles and responsibility to the employer and employee, concessional mass limits, axle group weights.

Module 3 – Work Diary

In this Module, we will be discussing how all licenced heavy vehicle operators have a legal obligation to complete their individual work diaries.

Module 2 – Effects of Fatigue

In this Module, we will be discussing the effects of fatigue on the individual. This is not an exhaustive list but one that has been identified as the most common effects of fatigue.

Module 1 – Introduction

In this Module, we will be revising the definition of fatigue regulated heavy vehicles as they are set out under the national heavy vehicle law Act.

Practices and Expectations

This lesson covers a range of topics from Low Risk Driving (Introduction), reporting procedures, the use of electronic devices while at work, the carriage of passengers, the use of seatbelts etc. The information provided in this lesson identifies the actions have established and the behaviour we expect of you as an employee. With couple of short video clips to help reinforce our message about safety.

Code of Conduct

Hillmans Transport has established a Code of Conduct that each and every employee, from top management through to our drivers and admin and support staff are expected to uphold and maintain while they are employed with us. During this lesson you will be introduced to Hillmans Transport Code of Conduct, rights and responsibilities of top management and the right and responsibilities of you a relevant worker for Hillmans Transport Pty Ltd. We cover On Road Behaviour, Fitness for work, Employee Health, though to Fatigue Management.

Workplace Hazards

Each workplace has its own unique hazards and associated risks. During this session you will be introduced to the most common hazards and risks associated with the operation of our business. These hazards range from the hazard and risks associated with operating vehicles, manual handling hazards and risks, hazardous substances. This is not meant to be exhaustive, but to give you an understanding and appreciation of the hazards involved in our workplace. Every employer and employee has a legal responsibility to actively participate in ensuring that we contribute and maintain a health and safe working environment.