Monthly Archives April 2020

Carrying out thorough examination and testing of lifting and pressure equipment during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE recognises the potential challenges when carrying out legal requirements for thorough examination and testing (TE&T) of plant and equipment as a result of the additional precautions people need to take to help reduce risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and has produced guidance to help industry during this period.  Inspection engineers are supporting GB industry to maintain operations and viability by prioritising critical industries and the protection of equipment aiding vulnerable persons.  Operators of such equipment must still make all reasonable efforts to ensure that social distancing measures in the workplace aren’t perceived to be a barrier to carrying out
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Companies urged to prioritise training as Forklift operators are classed as key workers

With greater focus on the nation’s supply chains than ever before, operators of materials handling equipment will be key to ensuring the continued delivery of vital goods around the country over the coming weeks and months. The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) and RTITB (formerly the Road Transport Industry Training Board) have therefore lobbied for clarification and support from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to provide defined guidance on training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Smith, Managing Director of AITT explained: “Forklift operator training is required by law and employers have a legal obligation to ensure the safety
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Driver CPC Training

DVSA has confirmed that drivers whose DQC (Driver Qualification Card) expires in the period 1st March 2020 to 30th September 2020 can continue driving without completing the full 35 hours of Periodic Training. Drivers should carry with them their expired DQC if they have it and note that drivers will be required comply with normal rules from 1st October 2020.
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