Operators allowing or pressuring vulnerable employees to work during the COVID-19 pandemic could face HSE prosecution, a leading law firm warned this week. The warning was made during a webinar on the impact of new government emergency measures to tackle the pandemic on operators’ businesses. The webinar, organised by law firm Backhouse Jones, which specialises in transport law, tackled questions from operators on how to navigate the new rules around the temporary relaxation of drivers hours, furloughing employees, applying for […]
Reason Transport is facing charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act following an HSE investigation into the death of HGV driver Petru Pop in November 2016.
Transport industry business groups have demanded that adequate hygiene facilities, including hot and cold running water, are available to all drivers and warehouse operatives delivering to, or collecting from business premises.
“Draconian” sanctions are increasingly being imposed on firms in the supply chain who make honest mistakes when dealing with non-duty-paid goods, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned.