Welcome to the latest edition of our monthly newsletter.
GUIDE TO MAINTAINING ROADWORTHINESS
A second update of the guide to maintaining roadworthiness came out in November and this should be a must read for Operators, Transport Managers, Workshop Managers, Technicians and Service Providers. The walkaround check guides for LGV and PCV drivers have been reprinted.
Have your drivers completed their 35 hours training ahead of the deadline in September 2019? Do they have access to check on the hours of training that they have completed?
Does your company have an eyesight policy? Do you carry out basic eyesight checks on your drivers at regular intervals? Do you ensure that your drivers with Glasses get their eyes tested every 2 years?
OPERATOR LICENSING UNDERTAKINGS
This month we are going to look at; "Records are kept (for 15 months) of all driver reports which record defects, all safety inspections, routine maintenance and repairs to vehicles, and that these are made available on request";
You may think that this would be straight forward, and in theory it is as long as you work on the basis that the vehicle folders should include all records of repairs to vehicles, routine maintenance and safety inspections.
The vehicle folder should be a COMPLETE RECORD of all of the work that has been carried out on the vehicle!
WHAT IS LOLER
LOLER stands for; The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
How does it affect me in Road Transport? Do your vehicles have Tail lifts? Or a Crane/Hiab? With lifting accessories? These will all come under the LOLER regulations and may even come under the PUWER regulations (which we will look at in detail next month).
HEALTHY TRUCKER NUTRITION
Not only does your truck need to be fueled so does your body. Your fuel comes from the food you eat. Food is essential, it provides vital nutrients for survival, and helps the body function and stay healthy.
To read all of the above articles in full, please click here to download our February Newsletter.
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