Browsing: Health & Safety

Freight user should be at heart of EU policy

The Freight Transport Association has set out a four point plan to the European Commission in its response to the mid-term review of the White Paper on European transport policy published in 2001.

Forklift kills woman

A saleswoman was crushed to death by a forklift truck while she was demonstrating how a pair of ear protectors cut out noise of its engine, an inquest heard yesterday.

New safety measures for vehicle workshops

Environmental Health Officers at Peterborough City Council in Cambridgeshire, have launched a national pilot scheme to increase safety measures in HGV vehicle workshops.

Working time flexibility critical

The flexibility provided by the Working Time Directive’s “Periods of Availability” is key to the way that many companies have organised their lorry operations,

Lease or purchase?

The vast majority of MHE equipment is no longer bought outright. We look at the reasons behind this.

… And a happy new EEEra

Mandating the take-back and recycling of all electrical or electronic products with a battery or a plug, the implications of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive throughout the supply chain are immense.


Tesco has awarded Bureau Veritas’ electrical and engineering inspection division a Fixed Wiring Electrical Inspection and Testing contract covering Inspection & Test at distribution centres throughout the supermarket chain’s UK supply chain network

Making an impact on efficiency

From both an operational and safety standpoint, floor marking is rapidly becoming an intrinsic feature in both factories and warehouses across British industry. Whether defining areas for machinery in a factory, creating storage lanes in a warehouse

New rate liabilities calculator

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has published online at new rateable values for 1.75 million commercial and other non-domestic properties across England and Wales. Using the assessments, which come into effect next April,

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