South Australian Professional Development Forums
The Australasian Fleet Management Association organises a Professional Development Forum program for South Australia throughout 2017. This event kicks off with lunch and follows with discussions on topics chosen by the Chapter Committee based on members needs. They are an ideal way of staying abreast of topical issues, networking with fellow fleet managers, connecting with potential clients, entertaining and reaffirming existing clients or taking the first step in discovering what it is like to be an AfMA Member. We encourage you to contact the office if you have any questions about this event.
Who Should Attend
Fleet managers, fleet coordinators, fleet administrators and any individual working to manage an organisation’s vehicles. You should also bring your upper management team, so they’ll be aware of the issues you face and need to plan for in the future.
Topic 1 – Come and hear from City of Adelaide – Electric Vehicle Charging Services and Zero Emission Fuels
Presented by Peter Nattrass
There are many barriers preventing the roll-out of electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in Australia and around the world. EV parking spaces are being under-utilised and higher electric demand charges are seeing the technology rejected in parts of Australia and around the world.
What is being done to encourage the use of electric vehicles within Adelaide? Are EV’s or hybrids currently viable for the average fleet manager?
Peter will share of the work currently being rolled out to improve the negative stigmas attached to EV’s. Come hear how a key Adelaide initiative will see 30 fast EV recharging stations rolled out in Council’s UPark car parks across the city.
The ICE to EV parking system will couple existing commercially available technologies to:
1. handle EV demand and availability based on real-time demands by sensing parking space occupancy and then assign parking spaces using overhead indicator lights as either EV only or all customers;
2. minimise electricity network charges by using alternative energy sources drawing upon future onsite battery energy storage coupled with solar PV; and
3. provide contactless activation and payment system for EV energy services.
This is a must attend session for any fleet manager wanting to add or expand their commitment to electric vehicles within their fleet!
Topic 2 – Today RAA Group are sharing their expertise to Building a Culture of Safe Driving
Presented by Lesley Fitzgerald
There are very compelling reasons for companies to invest in building a culture of safe driving, not only because of their legal obligations to manage work related road safety, including vehicle maintenance and driver behaviour. Business drivers are thought to be involved in roughly a third of all collisions, resulting in thousands of injuries to workers, and millions of bumps and scrapes to work vehicles each year.
Does your business have a documented WHS compliant “Driving at work” road safety policy? Is your company’s Safe Driving policy featured as part of an induction programme?
Where driving activities involve specialist vehicles, the transport of hazardous goods, or clients as passengers do you provide specialist training for the drivers/employees concerned?
Lesley will share overseas and Australian case studies of best practice in WHS and safe driving policy, as well as posing the important questions that business need to answer in relation to the Company, the Driver, the Vehicle, and the Journey.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley
65 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Hindley Room 1
12.00pm – Registration, Networking and Coffee
12.25pm – 2.00pm – Professional Development Session
Speaker 1 – Peter Nattrass | Team Leader, Carbon Neutral Adelaide | City of Adelaide
Peter is the Team Leader, Carbon Neutral Adelaide at the City of Adelaide with extensive experience in policy development and project delivery to support achievement of the community’s ambition for Adelaide to be the world’s first carbon neutral cities. Peter was a lead author on the City’s Carbon Neutral Strategy 2015-2025, Carbon Neutral Action Plan 2016-2021 and developed the Sustainability Incentives Scheme that provides up to $5,000 for each electric vehicle charging station, solar PV and energy storage.
Speaker 2 – Lesley Fitzgerald | Business Development Manager, Driver Education | RAA Group
With over 25 years’ experience in the education sector, Lesley is a very passionate training advisor, specialising in WHS. She has extensive experience working with Fleet Managers, WHS Managers, and Training Managers to actively promote and build a culture of safe driving in South Australia. Her experience also extends to consulting and developing driving policies and tailor made training for a wide range of Government, NGO, Not-For-Profit and Volunteer organisations, as well as being a respected Subject Matter Expert to large national fleets.
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