Roger Sanders has been featured in September's ATN article on the 2010 NatRoad conference. Roger spoke to the delegates about how to best respond to a difficult situation after a truck crash:
On the theme of limiting damage, Roger Sanders, a former Vicroria Police traffic chief and now part of consultancy Delta-V Experts, advised delegates to always have what he calls a "goodness file".
Containing proof of chain of responsibility, vehicle maintenance, safety, accreditation, audits, commendations and driver training and welfare actions, the file will prove invaluable in the event of a serious truck accident, he says.
The full article may be downloaded here.
We pleased to announce the merger of Forensic Consulting Engineers and Delta-V Experts, effective 1 July 2010. The new group shall continue to trade under the “Delta-V Experts” name. Forensic Consulting Engineers Principal, Dr Len Cubitt, will continue to operate with Delta-V Experts.
The complimentary capabilities of these two businesses provided a great opportunity for this merger. In particular, Delta-V Experts can now assist you in the areas of slips, trips and falls, manual handling, guarding of machinery and injuries of all sorts. We also offer continue to offer all of our existing expertise, including expert witness reports, vehicle handling testing, biomechanics and injury, and safety advice and consulting.
Expect an even better level of service and a wider range of capabilities from the newly expanded Delta-V Experts!
Should you have any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Delta-V Experts’ General Manager, Maxwell Shifman, on (03) 9481 2200.
"VicRoads works alongside many individuals and organisations to find innovative solutions that will improve safety on our roads. Some of these include facial recognition systems, drug and alcohol testing, automatic number plate recognition and intelligent speed assist.
A diverse panel of experts will delve into case studies where innovation and safety come together for the benefit of the community."
The breakfast will be held at Zinc, Federation Square at 7am pm on Monday, 2 August 2010. The full invitation and registration form may be downloaded here.
Download the interview here if you are unable to use the embedded player.
Delta-V Experts were the first Australian crash investigators at the scene and prepared a preliminary report into the factual evidence collected at the site immediately after the collision. This preliminary report was subsequently tendered as part of the Coronial Inquest, and assisted the Coroner and members of the Victorian MCIU in conducting their full investigation.
The Victorian Coroner, Paresa Spanos, made the following key findings:
Forensic engineer Dr Shane Richardson told the coronial inquest yesterday that inexperienced drivers would find it hard to control a troop carrier on Fraser Island beaches.
Dr Richardson said troop carriers were deceptive vehicles that look like a regular passenger vehicle but handle more like a truck.
He said they also had a tendency to overturn because of their narrow wheel base and high centre of gravity.
The inquiry into this incident continues at the time of writing.