Grey fleet workers must be protected, says HSE

27 October 2021

Whether an employee is behind a desk or behind the wheel, employers have a duty to protect their health and safety, HSE has highlighted in updated guidance on work-related road risk.

Lone working: the monitoring options

27 October 2021

There are several ways of responding to and monitoring the emergency alerts sent by lone worker personal alarms, including some cost-saving options, says Rebecca Pick.

Fork lift truck safety

22 October 2021

The UKMHA (the UK Material Handling Association), which consists of the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) and the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), runs an annual safety campaign called Safety Drive throughout October. Britain sees 1100 fork lift truck accidents a year so this is a timely reminder to consider the safety issues associated with this equipment, as Grainne Kelly reports.

Addressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on disadvantaged pupils

22 October 2021

Many concerns have been raised about the potential impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on the lives of young people. These include particular worries about the negative effects of measures such as school closures on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teacher Mia Hodgson looks at the key concerns related to the education of disadvantaged children and explores priorities for the new academic year.

Carbon offsetting: your net zero contribution

22 October 2021

The Government has laid out ambitions to achieve net zero carbon emissions from the UK by 2050 and has embarked on a nationwide campaign to engage UK businesses to promote greater sustainability and greener innovation. A foremost step towards this initiative is examining and evaluating your carbon footprint to consider mitigation. Great potential lies within Carbon Offsetting (CO) as a genuine contribution to existing carbon footprint management and mitigation strategy.

Costing to win business: how to quote for bus and coach travel

21 October 2021

Costing work is one of the most essential elements of operating a bus or coach business and without it there would simply be no work for our vehicles. Here our consultant editor takes a look at a vital area of transport planning that is often seen as a “dark art”.