“Six Pillars” campaign looks at transport safety

Six Pillars of Dangerous Goods Transport program informs industry
Date: Monday, 06 October 2014

DMP Dangerous Goods Officers will hold information sessions to discuss safety issues when transporting dangerous goods 

Every day thousands of trucks take to Western Australian roads to transport important products to all corners of the State.

Some of these products are designated as dangerous goods and include chemicals, fuels, explosives and other products that can present a risk to road users if incorrectly transported or involved in an accident.

As the regulator of dangerous goods in Western Australia, the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) regularly informs industry regarding its responsibilities and the inherent safety issues involved.

It was with this in mind that the “Six Pillars of Dangerous Goods Transport” program was developed.

DMP Dangerous Goods and Petroleum Safety Director Ross Stidolph said the program included a series of industry information sessions starting on Tuesday, 7 October.

“This campaign is aimed at providing important information around the “six pillars” of transporting dangerous goods – packaging, restraint, segregation, vehicle, placarding and documentation,” Mr Stidolph said.

“In the sessions, Dangerous Goods Officers will provide important information regarding these six pillars.

“They will also look at the roles and responsibilities of the safety regulator and transporter.”

Mr Stidolph said that anyone involved in transporting dangerous goods, particularly small transport and haulage companies would benefit from the information sessions.

“While the sessions are free, places are limited, so I encourage anyone interested in attending to register online through the department’s website,” Mr Stidolph said.

Sessions will be held in Kwinana, Welshpool and Malaga over the next three weeks.

More information, including how to register, is available here.

Dates and venues

  • Kwinana: Tuesday, 7 October 2014
    Ken Jackman Community Centre
    Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre
    Cnr Robbos Way and Chisham Avenue, Kwinana
  • Welshpool: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
    Belmont Tavern
    174 Wright Street, Cloverdale
  • Malaga: Thursday, 23 October 2014
    Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
    3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo