Conferences and Events

ARTSA Heavy Vehicle Fires — Causes and Prevention

Date: 8:00am – 5pm, Thursday 15 of August 2019
Venue: Royal Randwick, Sydney
Booking: Online booking at Eventbright

ARTSA Heavy Vehicle Fires — Causes and Prevention

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

ARTSA Conferences

ARTSA runs an annual conference with a theme that varies each year. The previous annual conferences are listed below with links to the presentations delivered.

Technical and Maintenance Conferences

ARTSA partners with the Australian Trucking Association to present the TMC each year. It has been held for over 20 years and is one of Australia’s longest running technical conferences.

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