How Can You Plan Training?ย 

Planning Training

Planning training in the workplace is important for a variety of reasons. It can help to ensure that employees are adequately trained for their roles and have the skills needed to work safely and effectively.  It also helps to ensure that employees are up to date with the latest industry standards and regulations.  Additionally, training…

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Health and Safety and theย Importance of Pre-Use Vehicle Checks

Driver Checks

Health and safety when it comes to transport isnโ€™t just about what happens in the operating centre, it is about what happens in any business to ensure that people and property are protected. The primary legislation for this area of law is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and this should be at…

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Main Differences Between Goods Vehicle (LGV / HGV) and Passenger Licensing (PSV / PCV)

Bus Service

OPERATOR LICENCES The differences in the licences are that there are 4 options with passenger carrying licences, whereas there are only 3 for road transport. PSV / PCV licences also have the โ€˜special restricted licenceโ€™ in addition to restricted, standard national and standard international. Special restricted licences are a specific licence type which allows a…

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Operator Licence Applications & Issuing

AGGREGATE LORRY

In 2018 the application process went digital and the use of the online system called VOL (Vehicle Operator Licensing) became more pivotal to management of any operator licence.   So what is needed to gain an operator license? This is something we do to help people each day to walk them through the process, and…

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๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซย ๐‹๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐žย ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ย –ย ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌย ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญย ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒย ๐š๐ง๐ฒย ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌย ๐จ๐ซย ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌย ๐จ๐Ÿ ๏ฟผ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌโ€ฆย 

Vehicle Checks

Drivers report promptly any defects or symptoms of defects that could prevent the safe operation of vehicles and/or trailers, and that any defects are recorded in writing. This article has strong links to the previous article which covered ensuring that your vehicles and trailers are kept in a fit and serviceable condition at all times.…

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๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  – ๐•๐ž๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง

Vehicle Checks

Vehicle maintenance is a crucial element to operator licensing. It is one of the twelve undertakings and this demonstrates how important it is to safe and compliant operations. It does not matter how big or small your operations are the requirements for keeping your vehicles in a fit and serviceable condition is the same.  Things…

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๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซย ๐‹๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐žย ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌย –ย ๐•๐ž๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌย ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐žย ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐งย ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐ย ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ

Speed Limits

Like any part of Road Traffic Law, speed limits are important as they are set to ensure road safety. The Traffic Commissioners do, specifically, list ensuring that the vehicles held under an operators licence adhere to speed limits as one of the twelve operator licence undertakings. There are 2.4M speeding tickets issued every year and…

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December Changes to Dangerous Goods Carriage – Are you ready?ย 

DGSA

Every 2 years we get new ADR Regulations.  The purpose of updating the regulations is to consolidate technical changes and recommendations from all Nations who participate in the ADR Agreement.  This ensures that the regulations keep up with the times as there are constant changes to product types, and hazards and risks that need to be taken…

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How do commercial fleets measure up?

This is from the Traffic Commissioner publications and DVSA, and everything they send out is a good read so always wanting to share it. The more they share information, it makes all compliant operators appreciate that work is being done to stop non-compliant operators and make the roads and vehicles safer. DVSA examiners carry out…

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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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