Troutbeck to chair SAWG

Dr Rod Troutbeck, member of the CAMS National Track Safety Committee (NTSC), has been appointed as chairman of the Standards Australia Working Group (SAWG), charged with developing guidelines for managing risk in motorsport environments

Troutbeck to chair SAWG

"We are delighted that someone with so much experience has been appointed to this important position," CAMS Chief Executive Officer, Dr Rob Nethercote, said. "Dr Troutbeck has been centrally involved with the CAMS system since the early 1970's and CAMS has benefited from his expertise in the development of our track safety standards over many years."

"CAMS is currently undertaking an in-depth Australia-wide project to achieve occupational health and safety compliance by the use of risk management processes laid down in the Australian Standard AS4360. Development of the Standards Australia guidelines document is complimentary to the CAMS process and we are pleased to be involved. We are also pleased that it is in such good hands."

Dr Troutbeck served as chairman of the CAMS National Track Safety Committee for 10 years until 1995. In his final year as chairman of the NTSC he was awarded life membership of CAMS in recognition of his significant contribution to track design and safety in motor sport.

Former head of the faculty of Civil Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology, Dr Troutbeck, now Managing Director of Troutbeck and Associates, is recognised as one of the world's foremost authorities on road barrier design and use.

Phil Walker (Broadleaf Capital International) has been appointed deputy chair to the working group.

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