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

If you answered yes to these questions, then come along to a free practical load restraint information session being held in 12 villages across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils, to ensure you are doing it right and doing it safely.

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

The Councils' Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, said that 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.

'We are running two sessions each day - one at breakfast and one at lunch and will provide a free BBQ.  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," Ms Suitor said.

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:

By attending you may be eligible for a Safework $500 Biz Safety Rebate.

Attendees will also receive a showbag full of useful information and resources.

The Load Restraint Village Tour is part of the Councils' current Load Restraint Education Project, which is funded by the Australian Government's Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Project partners include NSW Police, NSW Farmers, Transport for NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service.

For further information about the information sessions please call Ms Suitor on (02) 6861 2364.