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Load restraint sessions for farmers, harvesters or operators as part of new campaign

LOAD SESSIONS: Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, said attendees would see damaged restraint equipment and case studies. Photo: Submitted

LOAD SESSIONS: Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, said attendees would see damaged restraint equipment and case studies. Photo: Submitted

Are you a local farmer, contract harvester or transport operator? Do you think you know load restraints?

Free practical load restraint information sessions are about to be held in 12 villages across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council areas to ensure residents are tying their loads right and safely.

The sessions will provide information about the fundamentals of load restraint, legal requirements as well as tips to safely restrain hay bales, machinery and general freight.

Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, said attendees would also see damaged restraint equipment and case studies as well as hear from NSW Police and Transport for NSW Heavy Vehicle Inspectors.

"These information sessions are a great way to brush up on your load restraint knowledge, network with other attendees and you could win an Engel Thermo15 worth $190," she said.

"We are running two sessions each day - one at breakfast and one at lunch and will provide a free barbecue.

"The locations have been paired so that if you can't make it to the session in your local village, we'll be back close to you in the coming weeks."

The village tour schedule is:

Thursday 20 May

  • Trundle RFS Station - 8am
  • Kiacatoo Community Hall - 12pm

Friday 21 May

  • Alectown RFS Station - 8am
  • Wirrinya Community Hall - 12pm

Tuesday 25 May

  • Derriwong RFS Station - 8am
  • Tullibigeal RFS Station - 12pm

Wednesday 26 May

  • Bedgerebong Showground - 8am
  • Tullamore RFS Station - 12pm

Wednesday 2 June

  • Peak Hill Golf Club - 8am
  • Tottenham RFS Station - 12pm

Thursday 3 June

  • Lake Cargelligo RFS Station - 8am
  • Burcher RFS Station - 12pm

Registration is required for catering and COVID requirements at https://forms.office.com/r/fuhpfAS0EW.

Those attending may be eligible for a Safework $500 Biz Safety Rebate. Attendees will also receive a showbag full of useful information and resources.

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