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Posted in Safety, Indigenous Training

Welding in a remote NT Indigenous Community

Let’s face it remote NT communities are tough; very tough on everything! People who live in remote areas in the Northern Territory have similar needs to those in urban areas but there are a lot more challenges.  Power blackouts can be common and the water supply can be sporadic.  The environmental conditions,…

Posted in Defensive Driving, Safety

Defensive driving in Darwin

What is defensive driving? A definition tells us that defensive driving is, "driving to save lives and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others." That sums it up well, even if it comes from the American National Standards Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operation, American…

Posted in Safety, Defensive Driving

Snatch straps can be very dangerous

Sadly a woman was killed using a snatch strap to recover a bogged vehicle, the snatch strap was attached to the towball and it sheared off and flew back through the windscreen, crushing her throat.  This fatal accident occurred in Western Australia in 2011.  The risks associated with snatch straps are…

Posted in Defensive Driving

Avoiding Buffalo on Top End roads

The best aspects of a defensive driver course was the emergency breaking.  Driving a four wheel drive vehicle along a dirt road can be pretty dangerous especially when there are buffalos, pigs, donkeys and horses roaming the bush. So learning how to break is very important even more so in a 4WD due to…