On 10 August 2017, an Otraco worker suffered serious burns when diesel fuel ignited while the worker was refuelling a tyre handler at the Mt Arthur Coal Mine, New South Wales, Australia.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment investigated the accident and subsequently alleged that Otraco International Pty Limited contravened the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (WHS Act) by failing to comply with a health and safety duty under section 19(1) of the WHS Act.
Otraco accepted an undertaking, that is enforceable under the WHS Act.
The undertaking requires the following actions:
Otraco has now released the Video Training Package which includes 4 videos as per below and a Supporting Guide at this link for all members of the industry to view.
Incorporating competence-based delivery and assessment, our training programs comprise on-the-job training, workshops and classroom learning. All programs are delivered through Otraco’s Enterprise Registered Training Organisation 51112.
Conforming to the requirement of the Standard for RTO’s 2015 (ASQA), our experienced trainers and assessors work with tyre technicians, teaching them specialised skills and attributes to allow them to work safely and efficiently. Training is based on international best practise, resulting in improved productivity, machine availability and lower maintenance costs.
Trainees undergo a six-week course at our Training Centre in Western Australia. This is the first step on the pathway towards gaining a Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology which is completed after a further four months onsite.
Our range of competency-based training solutions can be tailored to meet the needs of customer teams on an as needs basis.
For those working with heavy machinery, training for heavy vehicle maintenance and tyre care is essential. Otraco’s tyre technicians are not only equipped with technical training, they are also fully equipped the safety training, making our teams some of the safest in the industry. In fact we have won several customer awards including the 2017 Safety Award from Swakop Uranium in Namibia.
At the core of our innovative training program is our Otraco Training Centre (OTC) in Perth, Western Australia. Purpose built to address the shortage of quality OTR tyre technicians, and to reinforce our safety culture and best practise, the OTC trains up to 80 new Otraco tyre technicians annually.
Our Global Engineering Team (GET) is a geographically diverse group of Otraco’s most experienced technical people. With over 100 years of combined earth moving tyre related experience, the GET works collaboratively with customers worldwide sharing innovative thinking, cutting edge technological advances and best practice tyre management processes.
Examples of GET services include: development of in-house purpose built tooling; market leading tyre forecasting techniques; and engineering solutions to earthmover tyre hazards.
Through leveraging the GET’s vast experience, Otraco is able to bring tyre management solutions to address specific challenges; ensuring customer operations are at the forefront of tyre related industry developments.