Archive for March, 2014

This Medical Device Alert is being issued as a risk of injury with powered wheelchairs…

A risk of injury has been identified should powered wheelchairs manufactured by Pride Mobility Products Ltd, be secured into vehicles incorrectly. As result, a Medical Device Alert has been being issued by the MHRA, (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) (MDA/2014/01: ) All models suitable for occupied use in vehicles are affected. Follow this link for further

Council fined after 90-year-old lady dies, in wheelchair

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning health and social care organisations and other employers to ensure that they carry out suitable risk assessments to determine the safety of equipment used in everyday tasks. This warning follows an incident that occurred in June 2007 outside the house of a 90-year-old lady. As a service

Pensioner died after being thrown from wheelchair on minibus

An elderly woman died of her injuries after being thrown from a wheelchair while in a minibus, a court heard today. The Lady, 88, was taken to hospital with a head injury and a broken neck after the incident on Shirland Road, London on 20 September 2006. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted after

Traffic Commissioner on Driver CPC, said:

Joan Aitken, lead Traffic Commissioner on Driver Certificate of Professional Competence said: This is a critical time for any bus or coach driver who has not started or completed their Driver, Certificate of Professional Competence”. It is not an optional extra for drivers – it is a must. The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has

DVSA chops Driver CPC estimate by 75,000, but latest data suggests busy training period ahead

DVSA has revised its estimate of the number of professional drivers it believes will need to complete the Driver CPC for the first time, chopping 75,000 from the long-standing total. Since the Driver CPC transition began in 2008, DVSA (formerly Vosa and the DSA) has stuck with an estimate that by the ultimate 14 September deadline

Vosa sends out strong message on Driver CPC

The news that a PCV operator has been suspended for not carrying out any Driver CPC training sends out a very strong message to the industry, and shows just how seriously Vosa is taking Driver CPC, writes Tachodisc MD Karen Crispe. Interestingly in this case, the PCV operator, which has until September 2013 to complete the

Prosecution for no Driver CPC

TfL’s Industrial HGV Task Force has announced the prosecution on 12 Feb at City of London Magistrates’ Court of a driver who obtained his vocational licence on 12 Sept 2009 and subsequently failed to take the DCPC modules to acquire a DQC. He was fined £400. The employer was also fined a total £2100 for

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