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Safety Card and SitePass

Growers delivering grain to a Viterra site, or carriers delivering on a grower’s behalf, are required to have a valid Viterra Safety Card.

Contractors undertaking work at a Viterra site must have a valid SitePass registration. Their company and their own registration must show that all relevant information/inductions have been uploaded/completed.

 

Traffic Management Plans

All drivers must follow site traffic management plans and directions given by employees including obeying all speed restrictions and signage at all times.

 

Uncontrolled vehicle movements

Recent harvests have seen an increasing number of vehicles moving without anyone in control of the vehicle. In order to protect the safety of all personnel associated with our operation it is a requirement that:

  • vehicles accessing Viterra sites be adequately maintained ensuring that all brakes be in good working order
  • park brake alarms, where installed, be used
  • park brakes be applied at all times prior to leaving the vehicle cabin

If you require disengagement of brakes for the purposes of discharging your load (for example tip over axle vehicles) you will be required to implement a safe system of work to the satisfaction of Viterra staff. Please contact your Regional office to discuss this prior to harvest.

After reviewing any incident of an uncontrolled vehicle movement, Viterra may take appropriate and necessary action. This may include requiring evidence of certification, roadworthiness and denying access to sites if a vehicle is deemed to be unsafe.

Tipping in bunkers (where available):

Our employees are there to direct and guide drivers to ensure everything is done in a safe and efficient way. This helps to create an efficient flow through our sites.

  • Always reverse in when entering a bunker
  • When tipping/backing into bunkers, chains on tailgates should be completely removed to assist stockpiling grain into the one heap
  • Trucks should not turn around on the bunker but move off slowly, directly out
  • Extra care needs to be taken in wet conditions

Drive over hoppers – chains on tailgates

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To efficiently run the drive over hoppers, we ask that drivers have their chains on tailgates set at a 100mm gap.

This gap ensures grain goes directly onto the underbelly belt on the hopper, helping to maximise its performance.

It also reduces spillage around the chassis, rims and on concrete so there is less cleaning required, making it a safer task for drivers and Viterra employees.

Deliveries into Port Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Wallaroo

Port Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Wallaroo are primarily export shipping terminals as well as the local delivery points for some growers.The ports terminals are managed to facilitate shipping requirements to meet peak demands and maximise the efficiency of the storage and handling network, for the benefit of growers, exporters and the industry.

Growers within the local delivery zone for each port will be able to deliver grain, in line with the available segregations.

Growers outside the local delivery zone may be able to deliver when certain commodities are required for shipping, growers will be advised via SMS.

If you have questions about making deliveries to site call your Regional Office or the Viterra Service Centre.

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