The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) has launched a free online COVID-19 hygiene awareness training course.
COVID-19 Hygiene Awareness for Truck & Delivery Drivers training is tailored for drivers and employees working on the front line delivering essential goods and supplies during this time.
"I am pleased to acknowledge the content has been reviewed by Queensland Health's Communicable Disease Unit and funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to support truck and delivery drivers required to implement the strict hygiene protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic," said QTA CEO, Gary Mahon.
The online course, according to QTA, is designed by DRVR Training using easy to read text, images with an added audio option for drivers to complete anytime of the day or night within 30 minutes. All participants who complete the course will receive a certificate to add to their driver safety information packs.
"The free course will be a valuable training resource for the you to demonstrate you are taking every precaution to implement COVID-19 hygiene protocols to keep your drivers, delivery sites and the community safe," said Mahon.
"Your drivers are on the front line on the roads day and night to support our communities and we believe it is vitally important for them to be able to access this awareness training.
"We have designed it to be easy to use and time efficient to complete for drivers who work on different shifts during the day and night."