Future Safe Industry Forum: Staying safe around heavy vehicles

How to keep pedestrians and vulnerable road users safe when intersecting with heavy vehicles was a key topic at our industry-wide Heavy Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety Forum.

Moderator of the Forum, Ellen Fanning, Australian journalist, and host of the
news and current affairs program The Drum on ABC TV and Holcim CEO
George Agriogiannis.

The Future Safe Industry Forum was Hosted by Ellen Fanning, Australian journalist, and host of the news and current affairs program The Drum on ABC TV and ABC News Channel. The Forum provided an opportunity to foster a greater understanding of both the risks associated with heavy vehicle interactions, and also to build awareness of the roles of both the industry and the broader community in delivering greater safety for pedestrians and vulnerable road users.

Our industry-wide Forum was a virtual event held on 24 March 2021 - but since the sessions were recorded, so you can still hear from a diverse selection of key speakers including Holcim CEO George Agriogiannis, and Head of Safety, Rocky Armstrong.  

Focus sessions held throughout the day covered: safety strategies and best practices; managing risk of plant pedestrian interface; sharing roads safely; leadership and culture on fatality elimination control; road safety risks; protecting vulnerable road users; industrial traffic management; telematics; vehicle active and passive safety features; and the best practice library. 

The Forum concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Ellen Fanning and including Queensland State Manager of Hymix, Kristin Devlin; CEO of Holcim Australia & New Zealand, George Agriogiannis; General Manager Gunlake, Angus Richmond; CEO of Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, Ken Slattery; and General Manager Supply Chain & Logistics Cement Australia Blair Price.

The Best Practice Library on heavy vehicle and pedestrian safety contains resources for download and sharing. We welcome you to share the resources with others who you think might benefit from them.


Industry Panel Discussion
Best Practice Library
Mercedes-Benz Truck Advanced Safety Systems
Telematics and its correlation within Heavy Vehicle Safety
Industrial Traffic Management – Key Risks and Improvement Opportunities
Sharing Road Safety – Protecting Vulnerable Road Users
Towards Zero – A Heavy Vehicle Perspective
Vehicle Pedestrian Critical Risk Management, Leadership & Culture
CLOCS a New Paradigm in Sharing Road Safely, We All Win!
Downers Approach to Plant Pedestrian Interface – The Red Zone
Safety Strategies & Best Practices
Transport Sector WHS Plan Update

This safety campaign is a result of a SafeWork NSW Enforceable Undertaking.