TruckSafe, which is managed by the Australian Trucking Association, is changing the name of the TruckCare module to the Animal Welfare Module. The new name is being celebrated at a launch in Yass, NSW, on Tuesday 15 August, and media are invited to attend.
“The new name reflects the focus of this module,” said TruckSafe National Manager, Justin Fleming. “This module is all about animal welfare and is a quality and safety management system for livestock transport businesses, big and small alike. Accreditation by operators shows their commitment to industry best practice and their clients in all aspects of their business”.
The Animal Welfare Module, which is unique to TruckSafe, is the voluntary sixth step in the process to gaining full accreditation. To gain accreditation, TruckSafe members must first become accredited in the first five standards. These standards are:
- On-road Compliance
- Fitness for Duty and Driver Health
“Operators who have Animal Welfare accreditation will adhere to the strictest conditions for transporting animals and are operating at the highest standard possible in Australia. These operators have gone the extra mile to adopt a management system that assures their clients that procedures for transporting livestock exceed national minimum standards,” said Mr Fleming.
David Rogers, owner of DT Rogers Bulk and Livestock Transport, has been Trucksafe accredited since 1998 and gained Animal Welfare accreditation four years ago.
“Trucksafe’s Animal Welfare module reflects the challenges facing the livestock transport industry and being accredited reflects my commitment to best practice,” said Mr Rogers.
Operators who produce TruckCare certification are not accredited, as these are no longer valid. New Animal Welfare Module certification must be produced to validate accreditation.
To attend the launch, please RSVP to Kevin Walsh by 10 August at firstname.lastname@example.org.