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health and safety

Here to help during the Coronavirus..

During these difficult times, referred to in various ways – Coronavirus, Covid-19, Pandemic, lockdown and so on – we are all going through the same thing however in different ways. It is like we are all in the same boat however sailing different routes! Therefore we wanted to reach out to people, particularly those in…

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Smart Motorways

Smart motorways always bring mixed reviews with drivers. Some say that they are a great idea to assist with the flow of traffic if they are used correctly. Others say that they are a terrible idea and dangerous because of the lack of a hard shoulder. Is it not up to the drivers to use…

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How do you manage Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)?

More than a quarter of incidents on the road involve someone who is at work and so is driving for part of their job. Health and safety laws apply to all duties that are part of employees role, and that includes driving, so how do you manage the risks? There are many ways to do…

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Driven to Distraction…Mobile Phones When Driving

There was such a good article released recently within one of the many publications that come to us on a weekly basis. We discuss the dangers of using mobile phones at the wheel with van drivers, HGV drivers and people within a work environment that we come into contact with regularly.  This is because we…

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Mobile Phones When Driving

Whilst teaching Driver CPC we regularly advise drivers that driving whilst using a mobile phone is one of the most dangerous things they can do. Statistics often quoted within the media say that using a mobile phone at the wheel is 4 times more dangerous than drink driving. And yet we still see it everyday!…

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Driver’s say the problem with cyclists….

Have you got a list of things that you bring up when it comes to cyclists and what you think about their actions. This week after Michelle did a course delivery for Van Smart and Safe Urban Driving, the drivers provided the cycle trainers with a list of issues with cyclists that we went through…

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Medical Conditions Reportable to DVLA

Are you aware of the medical conditions that are reportable to DVSA? THERE ARE CURRENTLY 183 LISTED!! You need to tell DVLA about some medical conditions as they can affect your driving and the list is long, but comprehensive. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLS about a medical condition…

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Do we mean Health when we say Health & Safety?

We attended a Women in Logistics event last week about driver health which was based around a 6 year research study. The content was very interesting and certainly got us thinking about how the health of commercial drivers could be improved. The event was held at Loughborough University and it was with Dr Veronica Verela…

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