Browsing: Health & Safety

Picking up the pace

Asda has come under fire again this month from the General Workers Union (GMB), amid claims that the supermarket’s daily target pick rate of 1,400 boxes is equivalent to exercising for eight hours in a gym.

Asda offered illegal inducements

An employment tribunal at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne has found that Asda illegally offered an inducement to 340 trade union members, to give up the collective agreement negotiated by the GMB union.

Fire damages B&Q DC

A fire has damaged B&Q’s Branston distribution centre, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

New driving and rest time changes agreed

The European Parliament has agreed on a new draft bill, to improve driving times and rest periods for professional drivers, and to step up the number of checks made.

FTA welcomes u-turn on TIF

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the Government announcement that it will now use the Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) to support regional, inter-regional and local schemes that are beneficial to national productivity.

Christian Salvesen moves into WEEE collection

Christian Salvesen and Midex Reverse Technologies are working together to offer UK businesses an end of life electronics collection and reprocessing service to meet the provisions of the new EU legislation on the waste electrical and electronic equipment

Michelin warn of counterfeit tyres

One of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers Michelin, is urging the European Commission to take action against a flood of counterfeit truck tyres, which it warns could threaten road 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.

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