This man is my inspiration. I look up to him and what he has achieved through the thick and thin. My father is an amazing man, he is funny, caring and a very family orientated guy. He stands up for what he belives in and achieves what he sets for him self. After being a chef for many many years he has changed career paths and is now working in the mines out of Moranbah. Driving trucks might sound easy however there is a lot more too it.
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Truck Driving in the Mines
Truck Driving in the minds is a common job out in Mackay. They are exposed to various occupational health and safety risk.
Machinery:- Every boy likes their toys. The bigger the toy the happier the boy. This big tonka truck, is heavy and needs a lot of training to be able to control it correctly.
Operational Hazards:- If you have ever seen a mine you would understand the precautions needed to be apart of this industry. Truck driving on roads that have just enough room for the truck, is a high risk situation. There are many occupational risks associated with this topic and thus employees are to be aware of their surrounds at all time, weather there is sunshine, rain or it is dark.
Fatigue:- Fatigue among shift workers is not an unusual thing. Their constant body clock changes and places them at a high risk of fatigue, especially the night shifts.
Safe Driving Practice:- Every new employee is to undergo safe driver training. These massive trucks aren't as easy to drive as what you might think. Dad had to go trough multiple percussion tests and had to go back to L plates to obtain hours for his truck license.