The Hazchem Network has urged the industry to avoid a late scramble to recruit dangerous goods safety advisers (DGSA) when new rules come into force in January. Firms that transport, pack, fill, load or unload dangerous goods are required to appoint a DGSA, but the rules will change on 1 January meaning consignor-only companies must […]
A lorry driver was injured at the Port of Felixstowe last week after a 40ft container was dropped onto his truck, crushing the vehicle and trapping him in the remains of the cab.
Many in the logistics industry were shocked to hear of the unexpected passing of Jim Scanlan, aged 59, on Monday 10 April, writes Ali Karim, MD of the Hazchem Network. Co-founder of The Pallet Network (TPN), Jim’s passion was always transport, from his time at United Transport, pallet network Fortec and as an agency driver. […]
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has thrown its weight behind the recent EU vote to allow truck manufacturers to exceed current maximum weight and dimensions limits. IOSH described the vote in favour as “a major step in the right direction to reduce deaths and major injuries on the road”.