CORONAVIRUS - TRANSPORT - 25.06.2020
Get on your bike?
The pandemic has put a new focus on the benefits of cycling and walking to work, as opposed to taking public transport or driving. What does the government’s Cycle to Work scheme offer small businesses?
VEHICLES - 11.06.2020
HSE safety alert - air suspension systems
Under pressure. The HSE has issued a safety alert concerning air suspension systems on large vehicles. It’s aimed at the motor vehicle repair industry, including those carrying out mobile work (see The next step ). It states that following several serious incidents businesses should be aware of the risk of collapse of inadequately supported vehicles. It also highlights the danger of rupture or release of components from damaged air suspension systems. ...
DRIVING - 07.05.2020
Rare prosecution for driver fatigue
A contractor to the rail industry has been heavily criticised for its dangerous approach to the management of driving hours. What happened and how should the firm have managed the risk of driver tiredness?
CORONAVIRUS - VEHICLES - 27.04.2020
MOT rules relaxed during pandemic
Extra time. The government has issued exemptions for vehicles whose MOTs expire during the coronavirus lockdown. All lorry, bus and trailer annual tests have been suspended from 21 March 2020 for three months, whilst MOTs for cars, motorcycle and light vans due on or after 30 March 2020 have been extended by six months. ...
CORONAVIRUS - DRIVING - 07.04.2020
Allowances made on driving hours
With the spread of coronavirus, the government has announced changes which it hopes will allow supply chains to keep up with retail demands. What do you need to know about the relaxation to the drivers’ hours rules?
TRANSPORT - 12.03.2020
Making quiet electric vehicles safer
The trial. Transport for London says that its new hybrid and electric buses are so quiet that it’s going to trial the use of artificial sound projected through speakers when the vehicles are moving at low speed. Not only will this protect those who are visually impaired, it will also benefit pedestrians who are not paying full attention to their surroundings. The music will be played at speeds below 12mph, and when the vehicle is reversing or stationary at bus stops. ...