Check them out

1 December 2021

When hiring operators of workplace transport equipment like lift trucks, it’s vital to know how to check the validity of their training certificates, says Adam Smith.

Let’s examine this

1 December 2021

Thorough examinations of materials handling equipment such as forklifts are crucial for ensuring their safe use, explains Geoff Martin.

Revised noise guidance published by HSE

1 December 2021

HSE has published an updated edition of its key guidance booklet on controlling the health and safety risks posed by exposure to loud noise at work.

Safer trucking

1 December 2021

Forklifts can pose a serious risk to nearby workers, highlighting the importance of adequate segregation, appropriate training and regular monitoring, explains Stuart Taylor.

How to reduce business debt

1 December 2021

The pandemic saw businesses take on record levels of debt. As companies look towards their post-pandemic future we report on what strategies can be used to reduce the debt they have.

Caught on camera

1 December 2021

The latest road-facing cameras and in-cab monitors for lorries can detect hazards such as a sudden lane departure or driver tiredness — and immediately warn the driver, explains Richard Lane.

Covid round-up — everything HR needs to know from the last 18 months

30 November 2021

The Covid pandemic saw the onset of new challenges, new ways of working and new laws. The past 18 months brought unprecedented employment issues, which HR teams across the UK have been manically trying to keep up and comply with. As we start to see light at the end of the tunnel, it’s important to reflect on the key takeaways and look forward to what’s coming next.

Forthcoming trade events December 2021

29 November 2021

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.