Archive for April, 2014

Amphetamines will not be included in the new drug driving regulations

When the drug driving legislation offence comes into force in September this year, amphetamines will not be included in the new drug driving regulations after a clash of opinions between medical experts and road safety campaigners The problem arose after the latest consultation into drug limits found that some people taking medication legitimately to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity

Accessible Ltd featured on the BBC

Damian Chung from Accessible Ltd and Fergus Brown from Enterprise Lancashire Ltd talks with John Gillmore on BBC Radio Lancashire. They discuss opportunities for training and business advice offered to Lancashire businesses, Damian from Accessible Ltd talks about the help and advice he has received from Enterprise Lancashire. Damian was questioned on his view of

Minibus fire: Children escape unhurt

A School Minibus fire causes long tailbacks after the carriageway had to be closed for safety reasons. The vehicle was left completely destroyed after catching fire in a layby on the westbound carriageway of the A55 North Wales Police Special Constable tweeted: “A55 all clear, minibus has been recovered. 16 children safely off. It might

DVSA to make DCPC changes

Following representation from CPT UK, DVSA has confirmed that changes are to be made to the interpretation of the Driver CPC for new drivers entering the industry. The changes come in to immediate effect and confirm that those wishing to become bus and coach drivers will have to pass all four modules of the Driver

Driver CPC News March

We had a massive response to our latest Driver CPC News e-Shot, training course places are filling up fast. Call now to book your training in for May… Help your business colleagues and contacts stay within the law… Nationwide Jaupt Approved Driver CPC training, for drivers and company’s operating vehicles over 3.5 ton, that are

Man was seriously injured by a reversing vehicle at a recycling centre

  Date: 20 January 2014 A Devon company has been fined after a man was seriously injured by a reversing vehicle at a recycling centre in Exeter. Exeter Magistrates’ court heard today (20 January) that Leeses Limited hired the telehandler in September 2012, but did not have it fitted with a reversing camera. This failure

Plant hire firm fined after reversing mini-digger injures worker

12 February 2014 A national plant hire company has been fined for safety failings after an employee was struck and injured by a reversing mini-digger at a North London depot. The 60-year-old, from Barnet, who does not want to be named, broke a bone just below his knee and suffered extensive tissue damage to his

Preston building firm sentenced over cinema death

A Preston-based building firm has been fined £130,000 over the death of a worker outside a cinema in Ashton-on-Ribble. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted EMC Contracts Ltd after father-of-one xxxx xxxxx  was struck by a reversing van in a paved area outside the entrance to the Odeon Cinema on 27 July 2010. The

Court for company after reversing digger injures worker

A Hampshire waste company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was run over by a reversing digger at a yard in Eastleigh. xxxxxx xxxxx, 49, from Gosport, sustained life-changing injuries, including a double fracture to his right shin bone and broken bones in both feet, in the incident at xxxxx xxxxx

Driver CPC training deadline: six months to go

  Great Britain’s traffic enforcement agencies have issued the latest in a series of warnings about the Driver CPC training deadline for ‘acquired rights’ lorry drivers, which is now less than six months away. In a press statement, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Office of the Traffic Commissioner reminded both lorry drivers

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