Community Licences and ECMT Permits Currently, UK lorry drivers carrying out international journeys must have a standard international operator’s licence along with a community licence for journeys to, from or through the EU and EEA. Vehicles under 3.5 tonnes (including vans) and drivers operating on own account (carrying their own goods) do not need an international operator’s licence or Driver CPC. From 29 March 2019, if there is no EU exit deal, EU and EEA countries may not recognise UK […]

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Health and identification marks are the oval stamps that must be applied to certain food products of animal origin (POAO) and confirm that such products have been produced in a UK approved establishment. The mark also indicates that the product has been inspected and is fit for human consumption. Between the 27th July and the 8th October the Food Standards Agency (FSA) consulted in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on proposed changes to the UK’s health and identification marks as […]

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Associated British Ports, DFDS Seaways PLC and ICTS (UK) Ltd have been fined after a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by an articulated vehicle, to read the full article CLICK HERE A courier service company has been fined after an agency worker was hit and run over by a fork lift truck to read the full article CLICK HERE A contracting firm has been fined after a driver died when his wagon overturned, to read the […]

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Reconditioning migrant affected loads for more than 15 years, multi temperature supply chain, distribution and FSDF member & logistics specialist Oakland International has seen a significant increase in requests to deal with contaminated loads in recent months. Oakland Director, Robert Hardy, commented: “Whatever form of Brexit we end up with the safe movement of goods will still need to continue. All parties in the food supply chain from producers and manufacturers, hauliers, importers and retailers, they all have legal responsibilities […]

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The sponsors of the 2019 FSDF Health & Safety Awards will be GNB Industrial Power Ltd, Exide global battery solutions. The Health & Safety Awards will be presented after the FSDF Annual Lunch on Thursday 23rd May at The Oval, London, more details can be found here – https://www.fsdf.org.uk/event/fsdf-annual-lunch-and-agm/  Details of the FSDF Health & Safety Awards can be found here – https://www.fsdf.org.uk/health-safety/2019-award-nominations/  Thank you to GNB Industrial Power Ltd, FSDF is looking forward to working with you. Information regarding GNB can […]

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HSE’s Legal (or ‘L’) series of publications all contain the Regulations in full, plus guidance in one, clear document. Some also contain the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP), which has a special legal status.  Essential reference materials for the modern health and safety professional, we’ve bundled up seven of the most popular titles from across our Legal series in a special pack, saving you 20% on the collective price of the individual publications.  The pack includes:  L22 – Safe Use of Work Equipment   L23 – Manual Handling Operations Regulations   L24 – Workplace […]

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With just FOUR months left to go, Croner is watching the clock and providing you with the most important updates and developments regarding Brexit over the past month, this month Croner has learned that a deal has been agreed between the EU and the UK, but that deal now has to get through parliament before it can be finalised. A few updates for this month include: EU Settlement Scheme: Employer Toolkit The Home Office has updated their employer toolkit on […]

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The way that some drivers are employed in the haulage industry continues to cause problems for operators. Take this example. A business recently advertised for a new driver and received 31 applications. 29 of these were from limited companies, which had been set up by drivers. HMRC believe that some employers are wrongly treating workers as self-employed or hiring them through their own companies. These practices don’t comply with tax laws and lead to unfair competition between operators. HMRC has […]

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FSDF member Toyota’s Traigo80 electric forklift has been announced as the winner of the outstanding design quality award at German Design Awards. Operator visibility was a driving force in the design of the premium, heavy-duty electric forklift, according to Toyota Material Handling’s industrial designer, Tomas Jankauskas. “The truck’s clear-cut design is characterized by strength, durability and simplicity,” Jankauskas said. “The well laid-out dashboard is designed around the driver, allowing him/her to work intuitively while experiencing low vibrations and noise thanks […]

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FSDF welcomes new Associate Member SMI Group a family organisation was founded to deliver unrivalled PPE and Workwear products to key industries, nationally.  Carlos Prisgrove is the Director and be contacted here – https://www.smigroupuk.com/contact/ SMI has evolved to become one of the UK’s leading importers and distributors of Workwear & PPE. Retaining our family values, the third generation of SMI’s founders took over the business in 2011, and we have grown rapidly ever since. Today, we provide Workwear & PPE to organisations […]

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