View Training Dates for Your City

Filter By

  • No scheduled courses - please call us to discuss your requirements

Load Restraint TrainingTruck drivers claim that the only way to make ends meet is to disregard speed limits, over pack their trailers and neglect truck maintenance.

A survey conducted by the Transport Workers Union displayed that 56 per cent drivers had to neglect vehicle maintenance because of the weight of the economic pressure. Approximately 30 per cent explained that they had to drive well over the speed limit, and 40 per cent believed they had to work longer than is legally permitted. 17 per cent claim they felt pressure to hold a illegally outsized truck load.

Union secretary Tony Sheldon stated that the results confirm a growing crisis throughout the industry.

According to Sheldon, there has been an increase in fatalities.In 2010 there were 142 countrywide deaths as a result of crashes involving trucks. Other stats indicate that 72 per cent of all car crash deaths involving trucks were the deaths of occupants of other vehicles.

The survey was conducted with the involvement of 715 transport workers and included included long and short-haul drivers and couriers.The union desires an independent industry body to monitor pay rates, contracts and working conditions to ensure the mental and physical well-being of drivers. There was no mention in the article regarding the newly introduced national trucking regulatory body.

 Source :

More information on Load Restraint Training

Latest OHS news

Top Manual Handling Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide

Considering the recent rise in workplace injuries due to improper manual handling methods, understanding proper manual handling techniques has never been more important. It doesn't matter if you...

Read more

How to Identify Asbestos: A Comprehensive Guide

Asbestos is a grouping of six naturally occurring minerals made of long thin fibres. The fibres in this material are resistant to fire, heat, and chemicals. They can be used as construction mate...

Read more

How to Become a Certified Health and Safety Representative (HSR)

Creating a workplace environment that values health and safety relies heavily on the presence of Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs). HSR’s play a crucial role in upholding occupational hea...

Read more

How to get a Forklift Operator Certification in Canberra

Are you considering a career as a forklift operator in Canberra, but also wondering: is a forklift operator training necessary? In short, yes. In Canberra, operating a forklift without proper...

Read more


“In over 20 years of training, this was one of the best courses I’ve ever attended.”

Queensland Rail

“Great! The instructor made it interesting and enjoyable”

Leighton Contractors

” We heard that AlertForce delivers one of the best courses around so the boss decided to send me to Australia from New Zealand.”

Participant Public Course

“I liked the trainer’s positive outlook and uplifting approach towards completing the long day.”


“Very competent training course. Trainer was very knowledgeable on subject.”


“AlertForce provided an excellent trainer,  knowledgeable on the topic and allowed for active questioning.”


“Informative and concise training delivered at the right pace.”

“The Trainer was very engaging”

Fair Work Commission

“Interesting, informative, relevant.”

Airservices Australia

Payments & Security

Awards & Accreditations

Make an Enquiry:

Google Rating
Total Rating 4.5 out of 5 based on 701 reviews