Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds has welcomed Naomi Frauenfelder as the Foundation’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Naomi commenced her responsibilities mid January, 2021.
Naomi brings a wealth of knowledge to HHTS, having previously held the position of Executive Director at the TrackSAFE Foundation. Naomi has spent her career to date honing her passion for providing individuals and organisations with the resources they need to face challenges head-on, creating cultures of care and support.
Naomi will undertake a three month transition period with Interim CEO Lachlan Benson who has been appointed an independent Director and will continue to support the Foundation from the Board.
The HHTS Board is delighted to welcome Naomi and look forward to continuing working alongside Lachlan into the future.
See full press release here for more details.
When we look after our mental health we put ourselves in a better place to cope with day-to-day stressors and challenges, enabling us to be happier and mentally healthier.
The NHVR in conjunction with AP Psychology have developed a series of practical tool box talks on looking after mental health and wellbeing. As we begin a new year and continue to be impacted by some exacerbated challenges caused by COVID-19, it’s important to exercise our mental health just like we would our physical health.
For some useful strategies click here.
An HHTS Project Working Group made up of members of the HHTS Advisory Board and each of the HHTS Working Groups (Training & Education, Standards, Wellbeing and Technology Development) has been meeting across December and January to contribute to the development of a single national mental health strategy for the sector with the ongoing development of an overarching Industry Blueprint, best practice Framework and Guidelines.
The group consists of both participants across the road transport, logistics and mental health industry experts led by HHTS partner AP Psychology. The Industry Blueprint is set to launch nationally in late March 2021.
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The Foundation is pleased to welcome eleven new industry partners:
Ron Crouch Transport, MKD Transcorp, Logos Property, Norco, Vision International Forwarding, Red Bull Australia, Spirits Platform, D & S Smith Haulage, Goldstar Transport, Russell Transport, Bonaccord Freightlines.
We thank these organisations for their contributions towards this industry for industry initiative, and look forward to a close working relationship as they share their industry knowledge to help guide the Foundation.
SafeWorkNSW has recently released the Safety Around Your Vehicle Glove Box Guide , a practical, principle-based guide for drivers that focuses on high risk tasks performed around trucks and work vehicles. ‘Safety Around Your Vehicle (SAYV)’ is designed to raise awareness around WHS issues for high-risks tasks that are performed around the vehicle. A section on Driver Health looks at the importance of the health and wellbeing of drivers including both mental and physical health, achieving a work life balance and making sure that drivers are fit to drive.
Click here to download the full guide.
Last month Lachlan Benson was interviewed for an episode of Every Touch Point podcast with Entire Supply CEO Michael Bright. Lachlan and Michael discuss everything from the inception of HHTS, breaking down stigma around mental health and future initiatives for the Foundation. They also touch on personal mental health challenges.
You can listen to this candid conversation by following the link.
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