Aug 20, 2012
Track Safety Grant Update: Charlton Speedway Upgrades Pit Gates
Charlton Speedway was recently awarded a Speedway Australia QBE Risk Management Track Safety Grant, and has used the funding to repair and upgrade the track’s pit entry gates.
The existing pit gates were put in place in 1977 at the time of the venue’s opening, and had since fallen into a state of disrepair. Charlton Speedway identified the poor state of the gate and saw its replacement as an opportunity to reduce the site’s public liability risk.
The new gates were constructed and installed by Toowoomba local business, Michael Butler 24 Hour Mobile Welding, and installed with the help of a local trucking company, thanks to their generous offer to loan the Speedway a forklift.
The gates are due to be painted in the coming weeks.
As a non-profit, club operated venue, the repair would have been too costly without the support of the Speedway Australia QBE Risk Management Track Grant Scheme.
Speedway Australia will award QBE Risk Management Track Safety Grants again in 2013, with application expected to open late in 2012.
More information regarding Speedway Australia financial grants is available in the Speedway Australia Handbook, or online.
Should you have further questions about the grants or the application process, please contact Risk Management Officer Shane Collins via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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