The introduction of stricter guidelines on tail-lift delivery pallet weights moved a step closer this week after the HSE confirmed it had completed a series of additional tests to establish the maximum safe weight for pallets. The additional tests, which looked at push and pull forces, were ordered by HSE in August this year after the first push and pull test results were found to be inaccurate due to faulty measuring equipment. The HSE told MT this week that the […]
The Association of Pallet Networks (APN) has revealed 15.7 million pallets were delivered by its member networks last year, which on a restated basis was 13% ahead of 2012.
Palletline has confirmed it will introduce a new pallet weight restriction of 750kg for tail-lift deliveries later this year, with the aim of boosting safety for its members’ drivers.
Kitchen manufacturer and supplier Howdens Joinery has been fined £1.2m after a visiting HGV driver was crushed whilst delivering into one of its sites in 2014.