The Highways Agency has launched a national awareness campaign designed to encourage drivers to slow down and take proper care in roadworks. The campaign, which includes a national radio advertising programme that began on Monday 21 October and runs into early November, is intended to drive down workplace accidents among construction workers, project managers and traffic officers. In 2012-2013, one Highways Agency employee was killed, 17 were seriously injured and 27 suffered injuries. There was a further fatality, 26 serious […]
The Pallet Network (TPN) is to charge for tail-lift deliveries in response to the recently published safety guidance on pallet weights.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) – also still known separately as the Driving Standards Agency and Vosa – has said it is not surprised that under 10% of respondents to its recent Driver CPC consultation felt the new qualification had significantly improved road safety.
SmartWitness UK said it had found non-UK hauliers “really frustrated” by the Direct Vision Standard scheme and many were still looking to boycott London rather than shell out thousands of pounds to make their fleets compliant.