WEEE guidance notes published

25 March 2014

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published guidance notes for those involved in the sale, purchase and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to accompany the Code of Practice it published earlier this month.

CAA dangerous goods changes

25 March 2014

Following the merger of the Safety Regulation Group and the Directorate of Airspace Policy, it has been decided that there will no longer be a Dangerous Goods Office.

New accreditation body for workplace transport safety

19 March 2014

The Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA), a new accreditation body for the UK logistics, warehousing and transport industries, was recently formally founded, taking on a role previously played by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in order to reduce workplace transport incidents and improve productivity through training.

Stobart back in charge at Stobart

14 March 2014

Stobart Group Ltd recently announced its intention to sell 51% of Eddie Stobart Logistics, the holding company of parts of the Group's Transport and Distribution Division. The buyer, it later emerged, was William Stobart, son of Eddie Stobart who founded the famous firm in the 1960s. He is standing down as a director of Stobart Group to become chief executive of the new firm.

Employers reflect on skills needs of the sector

14 March 2014

Skills for Logistics (SfL), the Sector Skills Council for the UK’s freight logistics and wholesaling sectors, has surveyed nearly 300 employers to produce its latest report on skills in the industry. The report highlights the vital importance of logistics to the UK economy, employing as it does 2.2 million people, 8% of the UK’s workforce.

London's HGV task force begins to bite

13 March 2014

In October last year, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TFL) decided to establish an industrial HGV task force to take direct action against dangerous heavy goods vehicle drivers, vehicles and operators.

BIS COP regarding WEE

13 March 2014

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a Code of Practice for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from designated collection facilities.

HSE Myth Case 257

12 March 2014

The HSE has published Myth Case 257 following an enquiry from an employee who was told that due to the COSHH Regulations, they could not leave hand wash materials they purchased themselves in the toilets and could not use any of their own cleaning materials.

Time to register for UK Road Levy

11 March 2014

Northgate Public Services has been chosen by the Department for Transport (DfT) as its partner in running the UK HGV Road Levy Scheme (introduced on 1 April 2014) and is encouraging any lorry drivers to let their fellow drivers from outside the UK know about the introduction of the charge.