Children across the Central West will be more secure following the training of 12 new Authorised Child Restraint Fitters. The fitters come from across the region – Lithgow, Dubbo, Forbes and Wagga Wagga.
The training was conducted by Mobility Engineering, who have been contracted by Roads and Maritime Service to oversee the Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station network in NSW for the past 20 years.
“Two in three child restraints are not being used properly. If you have trouble fitting or adjusting your child restraint, visit an Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station.”
The free one day training course was comprised of theory and practical sessions. During the theory session participants learnt about the different types of child restraints, the National Laws and vehicle modifications. During the practical session participants were required to correctly install three child restraints with and without gated buckles.
Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, welcomes the new Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station in Forbes – Forbes Auto Electrical.
“Thanks to Forbes Auto Electrical for attending, becoming a new Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station and helping to keep children safe. They will join our existing Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station in Forbes – Jelbart Dawsons.
“The correct selection and installation of child restraints is vital. It is important to make sure that your precious cargo is safe and buckled up every time they are in the car – whether it’s a five minute or five hour journey,” Ms Suitor said.