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. Agency driver Richard Bowen was crushed to death by a forklift truck that overturned whilst lifting kitchen worktops from a trailer at the firm’s Workington, Cumbria, site on 10 November 2014. An investigation by the HSE found that that the forklift truck had been overloaded. Visiting HGV drivers were also not kept at a […]
An expected decision by the Health and Safety Executive to not limit the weight of tail-lift pallet deliveries has been met with anger by pallet networks, with Pall-Ex group MD Kevin Buchanan describing the result as the “biggest fudge under the sun”.
TfL is still unsure about how much vehicle permits for the Direct Vision Standard will cost, as well as who will be responsible for awarding and regulating them.
The DVSA has been urged to introduce delegated private sector testing to tackle the mounting backlog of annual HGV tests which have been suspended during the COVID-19 lockdown.