Date: 8:00am – 5pm, Thursday 15 of August 2019
Venue: Royal Randwick, Sydney
Booking: Online booking at Eventbright
It’s time to act on heavy vehicle fires
ARTSA is hosting a heavy vehicle fires conference on the 15th August 2019 at Royal Randwick in Sydney.
According to leading forensic expert and ARTSA Executive Member Dr Peter Hart, “Fires are all too prevalent. In 2006 I authored an ARTSA document Why Trucks Catch Fire. The causes of truck fires are generally well known but understanding of the causes by the heavy vehicle community, and the resultant prevention of these fires has been sadly lacking. It is time that more was done to promote the causes and opportunities for prevention.”
The conference will bring together forensic experts, policy makers, manufacturers, operators, regulators and component suppliers to share their experience on what is one of the largest claims categories for insurers in Australia. It is an issue that can cause massive inconvenience as well as considerable environmental and public safety risk.
The day will cover:
- Truck, trailer and bus fires - the scale of the problem
- Common causes of heavy vehicle fires
- Opportunities to reduce fire risk
- What to inspect in the workshop
- Practical inspection regimes
- Wheel fire risks and treatment
- Recommended ADR and Standards changes
- The challenges of the electric age
Registration is now open and ARTSA members can enjoy a significant discount by using the promotional code ARTSA2019 on the ticketing page.
The event will launch an updated heavy vehicle fires advisory that will be useful for all parties involved in manufacturing, operating and maintaining heavy vehicle equipment
For more information contact ARTSA Executive Director Greg Rowe on 0407 825 132 or firstname.lastname@example.org