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The CHAS Vehicle Compliance Scheme for fleet operators

By |2023-11-13T14:27:17+00:00November 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Fleet operations - the key risks Standards and accreditations are an excellent way to improve, benchmark and ensure compliant vehicle operations - and compliant vehicle operations make for safer operations. The CHAS Vehicle Compliance Standard is a new way for fleet operators to align their fleet safety with their existing health and safety procedures.

Vehicle Roadworthiness – a legal update

By |2023-11-07T09:04:13+00:00October 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

This month's legal update on vehicle roadworthiness, for those who manage drivers, comes to us from Mike Hayward of Woodfines Solicitors. Fleet vehicle roadworthiness I'm constantly impressed by my neighbour who does a walk around check of his car before each and every journey. He checks the tyres, cleans his windscreen, and checks all

The business benefits of managing road risk

By |2023-08-23T18:22:36+01:00August 14th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

"Your clients are becoming more demanding.  Increasingly, the procurement process specifies a high standard of risk management. Put simply, if you don’t manage your drivers and vehicles, you won’t get the contract. It will go to your competitors." What are the business benefits of managing road risk well? If you manage drivers and their

Other Road Users – a legal update

By |2023-08-07T11:49:37+01:00August 3rd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

This month's legal update on other road users, for those who manage drivers, comes to us from Mike Hayward and Nathan Taylor-Allkins from Woodfines Solicitors. Other Road Users The most recent road traffic provisional estimates for the Department for Transport (published December 2022) show motor vehicles travelled 321.9 billion vehicle miles in Great Britain

Other Road Users – your drivers & your duty of care

By |2023-08-07T11:50:35+01:00August 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Other Road Users - sharing space on the roads Commercial vehicle drivers have an obligation to be careful of the safety of other road users and are now held to a higher standard in law. Recent changes to the Highway Code created a hierarchy of road users, with those who could do the most

Safe loading – a legal update to help take a load off your mind

By |2023-07-17T16:15:26+01:00July 7th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Safe loading - a legal update This safe loading legal update is brought to you by Mike Hayward, Partner, Road Transport, Crime & Regulatory at Woodfines. There are many law enforcement procedures relating to the safe loading of your vehicles, and it’s important to note that policy and law are there to keep you

Drug screening – is it part of your driving for work policy?

By |2023-07-17T16:59:38+01:00July 4th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Drug screening - do you have a process in place? Are you carrying out effective drug screening within your organisation? Following on from our Drug Driving Session at the Health and Safety Event, an official report has been published by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), advising that there are substantially more drug drivers

Safe loading – who’s responsible for securing your loads?

By |2023-07-11T20:45:06+01:00July 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

In 2022, over 62,000 items fell off vehicles onto the strategic road network (SRN). They included mattresses, sheds, ratchet straps and loads of timber. This flying and messy debris is a two-foldhazard – it can strike other vehicles or road users when it leaves the vehicle,and it presents an obstruction of the road which

Driving vehicles you don’t own – reducing the risks

By |2023-06-27T10:18:33+01:00June 23rd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Research Garage is a dealership specialising in Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep and Fiat Professional. It has two sites at Hinckley and Nuneaton, and while its own-use vehicles are minimal, its technicians and sales people are responsible for driving client cars and taking vehicles for test drives. It also owns Centurion Plant Hire, supplying

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