NEW RULES FOR TOWING TRAILERS WITH CARS

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Previously we reported on changes the government was proposing to introduce regarding the need for certain drivers of cars (or vans under 3500kg) to pass an additional towing test if they wanted to tow a trailer with a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of over 750k. These changes were approved and came into force on 16th December 2021. Now, if you … Read More

CHANGES TO TOWING LICENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CARS AND VANS

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Currently, depending on when you passed your car driving licence test, you may have needed to pass an additional towing test, if you wanted to use your car (or a van under 3500kg) to tow a trailer with a maximum authorised mass (MAM) over 750kg. As part of the Government’s plans to tackle the shortage of lorry drivers, by creating … Read More

FREE HSE RISK MANAGEMENT WEBINAR

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Managing risks in the workplace can have a number of benefits for the employer, the employee and others including making work safer, avoiding unexpected events, contributing to a positive workplace culture and successful project management, financial savings and saving time and effort, better decision making and communication. So good risk management is vital, but too often risk assessment can become … Read More

CHANGES TO DRIVER CPC REGULATIONS

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Changes to Driver CPC Regulations In 2007 a requirement was introduced within the EU for all professional drivers of lorries, buses and coaches to complete a minimum amount of initial training and regular refresher training. This was called Driver CPC, or Certificate of Professional Competence. In 2013 the EU carried out a review of the driver CPC regulations and identified a … Read More

Smacked in the face by a stegosaurus

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I’m not sure how many will be able to directly relate to the trigger for this story, but I was recently smacked in the face by a stegosaurus, and to make matters worse it was my fault, I would even go so far as to say I asked for it to happen, it was an unanticipated consequence of poor communication. … Read More

Training fees, maternity leave and discrimination

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Many employers that fund training insist on reimbursement if the employee leaves within a certain period. With the right agreement this is perfectly legal, but what must you not do if the employee then goes on maternity leave? Protecting your assets Whilst external training and qualifications can benefit your business, a down side is that the employee leaves soon after … Read More

The importance of Health & Safety training

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Training staff is a statutory requirement and an essential part of managing risk within any organisation. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 emphasises the importance of health and safety training, stating that employers must provide suitable information, instruction and training for all employees. Making sure your organisation has the correct training programme in place for all members … Read More