Traffic control industry demands action after Coast tragedy. 7th Nov 2017.
THE national body for traffic controllers is pleading with the state government to protect workers, after the tragic death of Sunshine Coast man Ken Altoft overnight.
Mr Altoft was working on the Bruce Hwy at Tanawha just after midnight when he was struck by a car.
No charges have been laid since Mr Altoft’s death, and the driver of the car remained in hospital this morning.
Victorian Traffic Controller Peter Woods has won the Kennards Hire and TMAA Traffic Controller of the Year
September Quarter Award.
Peter works around the Victorian countryside and was entered into the awards for his devotion to safety, and
commitment to ensuring everyone on site, and driving through sites is safe.
Peter said he was thrilled to receive the award and that each day he encounters a variety of different people
driving through his sites.
“Today a motorist got out of his car and gave me a hug and thanked me for the work we were doing,” he said.
Peter noted that this was not often the case. Peter said he had syringes, lemons, oranges and fast food thrown
at him over the years, but that mostly drivers were polite.
“I tell motorists to take notice and obey the signs, and be courteous to those who are working there,” he said.
“They are there for a reason, to make sure everyone gets through the worksite safely.”
“To a speeding motorist I would say – do you realise the dangers if you were going through a worksite? If
someone stepped out in front of you, you would not have time to stop. It is illegal to speed through a worksite.
Last thing, I always say is – you have a lovely day.”
Peter said his objectives each day were: keep the client safe, ensure traffic controllers and roadworkers are
safe, and assist motorists to move safely through the worksite.
Peter said he worked with a great team and in a positive safety driven atmosphere. “I think this helps as you
know you are being appreciated on your worksite,” he said.
Peter said he would like to see Learner Drivers be questioned about worksites and speed zones on their driver’s
Sponsor Kennards Hire National Traffic Product Specialist Troy Clauss said, “Again it is great to have the
recognised recipient Peter Woods win this award; he is so respectful of the public and his peers.
“Peter is leading by example to ensure everyone is ‘Safe’ under his watch. I have great respect for the
conditions under which each and every Traffic Controller works on every shift,” he said.
“I would like to congratulate Peter on behalf of the TMAA and Kennards Hire on an outstanding job. Well
done! I look forward to catching up with you in the near future at the TMAA Conference 2017 where the overall
National winner for 2017 will be announced.”
For more information contact Troy Clauss on 0408746421 or TMAA on 1300 798 772.
PRESS RELEASE 6 OCTOBER 2016 TMAA NSW CELEBRATES NEW ERA
The Traffic Management Association of Australia New South Wales Division (TMAA
NSW) welcomed a new era this week, with the appointment of TMAA NSW
Secretariat Kelly Lovely.
This is the first time TMAA NSW has enlisted professional services for their
secretariat function and Kelly comes highly credentialed.
TMAA NSW Chair Geoff Hogbin said he welcomed Kelly Lovely to the Division
noting her outstanding understanding of the industry and the risks associated with
“Kelly Lovely has worked as a Health & Safety professional across high-risk
industries and in consulting (both across Australian and internationally) for almost 20
years. She is well networked and experienced in policy positioning, and aware of the
challenges and opportunities for the Australian traffic management and traffic control
industries and is dedicated to help,” he said.
“I look forward to working with Kelly to keep our members informed on state and
national issues,” he said.
TMAA Board Member for New South Wales Stephen Hynes said the NSW Division
was excited that Kelly would be working collaboratively with other TMAA branches
and the National Office on their behalf.
“The NSW Division will increase their focus on representing the interests of the NSW
Traffic Management Industry by lobbying and setting policy position with government
to increase the range and quality of member’s services,” he said.
For more information contact Kelly Lovely at email@example.com.
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