Injury Prevention Road Programs - Protecting The Wheatbelt
Symon Still and Martin Browning recently attended the head office of The CBH Group in Perth to receive a donation of $20,000 through the Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS) for the 2015-16 season. The monies will be used towards developing and delivering a road injury prevention program for the WA Wheatbelt.
The HMMS was developed by the CBH Group in conjunction with Main Roads Western Australia and allows trucks that are loaded above their legal tolerance limits the option to forfeit the overloaded tonnes. Forfeited grain is then sold and the proceeds donated to charities operating in regional WA. This season 495 tonnes of grain was forfeited.
The CBH Group Chairman, Wally Newman, credits the scheme’s capability in providing further support to the WA grain growing regions. “The HMMS has been the most effective deterrent to overloading in the history of road transport in WA, while giving back to rural communities at the same time,” he said.
This year eight organisations were selected because of their work helping rural communities and families. The money is distributed based on nominations made by CBH growers and employees. The charities were chosen because they support the grain growing regions of WA.
PBF Australia is delighted to have been selected as one of this year’s preferred charities, and look forward to continuing to work with CBH (a long standing Corporate PBF Member), to minimise incidence and impacts of Spinal Injuries.
Pictured are Symon Still (PBF Injury Prevention Manager WA), Wally Newman (Chairman CBH Group), Martin Browning (PBF General Manager WA).