The Australian Forest Contractors Association’s (AFCA) Professional Freight Task Management program was developed following several crash investigations identifying the need for a program such as PFTM that focused on the human factors that contribute to crashes within the transport industry.

Our trainers and industry experts Alan Pincott and Kirstin Pincottin provide valuable insights from the Heavy Vehicle Crash and Rollover Awareness Program, presenting a comprehensive training package like no other. 

Their extensive experience and dedication to safety will ensure that participants gain invaluable insights and practical strategies to enhance their operations. The PFTM program offers a complete and holistic approach to best practices in the transport industry whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out! 

This comprehensive training package has been meticulously designed to promote 'best practice' not only within the transport industry but also across various non-transport sectors. 

Open to ALL industries and professionals, both within and outside the transport sector the PFTM program combines the knowledge and expertise of our extensively qualified trainers with real-world examples and practical training sessions. With an emphasis on safety, efficiency, and industry-wide excellence, this program is set to revolutionise the way freight tasks are managed. It equips professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of the freight industry while prioritising the well-being of drivers.

The program is run in an interactive manner with mixed media presentations aimed to engage drivers, encourage discussion and participation, and provide practical advice and solutions for low risk driving. It explores when drivers are at higher risk of a crash or incident, hypothesise the reasoning behind these incidents, and provide simple tips and tricks to maintain concentration and attention.

The program aligns with the Chain of Responsibility laws and will be sure to become an important part of your Safety Management System.

 The program includes:
  • Understanding our industry’s vehicle crashes​
  • Heavy vehicle national law; Chapter 1A safety duty​
  • Chain of Responsibility (26C) Primary duty​
  • Alcohol and other drugs​
  • Sleep cycles and sleep hygiene​
  • Attention, concentration and the tricks your mind plays​
  • How to respond to an accident​
  • Trip planning​

  •  Creating awareness, engagement & working as an industry
  • Understanding crashes & rollovers 
  • What happens when a truck rolls
  • Why they roll & the forces involved 
  • Understanding your vehicle, your load & your industry 
  • Where trucks roll and identifying high risk locations
  • EBS technology 
  • The human factor
  • Practical solutions

The program addresses factors such as:

  • ROLLOVER: build on key learning outcomes from the 'Rollover Program' to    establish learning objectives based on the pillars of the Safe System: Safer Road Users, Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles and Safer Speeds .
  • AWARENESS & KNOWLEDGE: takes the experience of many people from many parts of the transport industry and seeks to provide the participants extensive awareness and knowledge about what happens when a truck rolls and why.
  • COMMUNICATION: how centrifugal force, centre of gravity, speed and dynamic forces can act on a prime mover and its trailers to a point where the driver is unable to avoid the rollover. 
  • CHALLENGE: participants to examine personal ownership and responsibility for their own and the community’s safety.    
  • ENCOURAGE: participants to be personally accountable for their actions and shows them how to develop a personal risk reduction plan utilising trip planning method.    
  • ASSIST: drivers and management to collaboratively develop personal management tools based on ATSSS templates with extensive after-service support.  
  • HUMAN FACTORS: highlighting that fatigue, inattention and complacency, are the underlying causes of many crashes in heavy and light vehicles in the transport industry. 
  • GUIDING: educating drivers to adopt a proactive, intrinsically motivated view of solutions to driving challenges.
  • EMPOWERING: drivers to take control of the factors that place them at higher risk of a crash, recognising that professional drivers are at higher risk of crashes or accidents due to the nature of their work.Following the resounding success of our Professional Ownership & Driver Wellbeing Program (PODW), the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is thrilled to respond to popular demand by launching this groundbreaking program merging two highly successful initiatives into one extraordinary training experience the 'PFTM - PROFESSIONAL FREIGHT TASK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM'. 

PFTM Information Session

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