Driver CPC Courses available thru WSM Training

As a Member of the Driver CPC 4U Training Consortium we can deliver courses made up either by combining two 3.5 hour modules from our wide range of Jaupt approved material or from our selection of stand-alone 7 hour modules, enabling us to deliver fresh and original courses to candidates. Visit our DRIVER CPC CALENDAR for details of upcoming courses 3.5-Hour Modular Courses Delivering the Goods (LGV Only)  Points of Call – High Streets, Ferries, Ports, Terminals, Rural Driving, Urban Driving, Care Homes, Schools and Hospitals – Route Planning, Customer Service Driver Welfare (LGV & PCV)  Driver Health, Alcohol & Drugs,
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TWO WORKERS INJURED BY SIDE LOADER LIFT TRUCK

A timber yard has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were struck by a side loader lift truck. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how, on 23 February 2015, two employees of Palmer Timber Ltd were walking across the yard at the site in Cradley Heath when they were hit by a side loader lift truck. One worker suffered a fractured ankle while his co-worker suffered multiple serious injuries including a fractured eye socket and collar bone, a severed thumb, damage to his tongue, broken bones in his forearm, a broken rib and further injuries which required skin
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WORKER KILLED IN FORKLIFT ACCIDENT

A company which manufactures freshly prepared meals was fined £176,000 when an employee was killed after being struck by empty food trays. Falkirk Sheriff Court heard that, on 22 March 2016, an employee of Bakkavor Foods Limited was assisting in the task of unloading and moving empty food trays. The trays the fork lift truck was carrying made contact with a stack of empty food trays, which then collapsed and struck the employee, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his head. He died from his injuries approximately two weeks later. An investigation by the Health and Safety
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THOROUGH EXAMINATIONS FOR FORKLIFT TRUCKS

If you oversee forklift truck operations, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘Thorough Examination’, but what does it actually mean? With recent changes in legislation, it’s important to understand why it’s required and, more importantly, what it means in practice. deals with thorough examinations but this article from SHD Logistics gives even more information. Shaun Prendergast is technical manager north for CFTS, the body that established the UK standard for the Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks. CFTS developed a standardised test that covers both PUWER and LOLER so you can be confident your truck is covered under the law.
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New Drivers Could Face BIG Restrictions on Their Motoring Soon

While we’ve covered the issue of graduated driving licences (GDL) before, this is the first time that the Department of Transport has officially confirmed that it is considering adopting such a system – and is rolling out a pilot in Northern Ireland to see what works and what doesn’t. For instance, according to the new information, anyone under the age of 24 will not be able to have more than one passenger aged 14-20 in their car between the hours of 11pm and 6am. This restriction will apply during the first two years of having a licence. The reason? Research
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Company fined after worker loses leg in forklift accident

Delivered UK has been forced to pay fines of over £130,000, plus further costs, after an agency driver lost a leg following an accident at its Slough based depot. At the time of the incident, which occurred in September 2014, the driver was pushing a trolley carrying parcels alongside a row of vehicles. When he reached the end of the row, a forklift truck reversed out of a shutter door, striking the driver and trapping his foot in the rear wheel. As a result of the incident, the worker suffered from fractures and crush injuries to his foot and leg.
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Scottish Haulage Firm Fined after Yard Worker Crushed

An Aberdeen haulage company has been heavily fined after worker was crushed to death as he assisted in parking a lorry. On 31st May 2016, Graham Forsyth was working in the company’s Abbotswell Road yard assisting a colleague in parking the lorry.  The yard worker was standing behind the lorry as he was giving his driving colleague, Murray Duff, directions when the lorry thrust backwards and hit 57-year-old Forsyth. He unfortunately later died in hospital. The death of the yard worker has been heavily felt by not just the team at Colin Lawson Transport Ltd, but even more so on
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50 days until learners are allowed on the motorway

From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales. This will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely. At the moment, you can only have motorway lessons after you’ve passed your driving test. Some newly-qualified drivers take lessons through the voluntary Pass Plus scheme.   How the change will work Learner drivers will need to be: accompanied by an approved driving instructor driving a car fitted with dual controls Any motorways lessons will be voluntary. It will be up to the driving instructor to
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CFTS: Lift Truck Safety Inspections “need same clarity as HGVs”

Logistics managers are being urged to seek absolute clarity over forklift Thorough Examinations, after it was revealed lift trucks are involved in 50% more serious accidents than HGVs.  Although forklift trucks are not subject to an MOT, as HGVs are, they do require a Thorough Examination under both LOLER and PUWER, so the importance of carrying out this examination to the highest standard is critical to the industry and all those working in it.   CFTS believes this lack of clarity surrounding how often lift truck examinations are carried out and documented can leave managers confused – potentially placing employees
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Howdens lands £1.2m fine for overloaded forklift fatality

The UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens has been fined £1.2m over the fatal crushing of a delivery driver in Cumbria. Howdens has more than 650 depots in the UK | Image credit: ©Jim Barton (cc-by-sa/2.0) Howdens Joinery was prosecuted at Carlisle Crown Court after it pleaded guilty to breaching ss 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act. It must also pay costs of almost £34,000. The court was told that Richard Brown had been delivering kitchen worktops to the company’s premises at Clay Flatts industrial estate in Workington when the accident happened in
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