Emergency Management: In-depth

Friday, July 23, 2021

All organisations must have appropriate emergency response plans in place for coping during any unforeseen crisis or disaster that threatens to interrupt their normal operation. This includes emergencies caused by power cuts and fires, by adverse weather events, such as heatwaves, floods and extreme winter conditions, and those caused by serious security alerts, such as terrorism and bomb threats. Plans should be supported by effective business continuity management arrangements which cover how essential services will be maintained during a crisis and how the business will be recovered as quickly as possible afterwards.

National and International Drivers’ Hours: In-depth

Friday, July 23, 2021

A variety of legislation controls the hours of work of bus, coach and lorry drivers engaged in the carriage of goods and passengers in the UK and continental Europe. The main sets of rules that may apply are:

Vehicle Dimensions: In-depth

Friday, July 23, 2021

The permitted dimensions for vehicles are controlled by the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986 No. 1078) as amended, implementing EU Directives.

Vehicle Dimensions: Quick Facts

Friday, July 23, 2021

The maximum length is the distance between transverse planes passing through the extreme projecting points at the front and rear of the vehicle including all parts of the vehicle, of any container which is of a permanent character and able to be used repeatedly, and any fittings on, or attached to, the vehicle with certain exceptions. Maximum Length

Absence, Leave and Holiday Entitlement: Resources

Thursday, July 22, 2021

It is very important to keep accurate records of staff absences both for sickness and other reasons. Staff are required to follow procedures for requesting leave and for notifying sickness absence. In the case of long-term sickness or regular short term sickness absence employers will request a medical report to get medical advice on the employee’s condition.

Contracts of Employment: Resources

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out the minimum written information that employers are required to give employees about their employment. Many employers provide this information in a contract of employment which covers other important matters in the employment relationship with the employee.