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Can I train whilst on Furlough ?

The UK is currently in its 3rd National Lockdown and the Chancellor has now extended the Furlough Scheme until mid-March 2021. The rules are unchanged – whilst furloughed, employees can engage and enrol onto a training course to enhance skills and further their education.  In March 2020 the Government launched the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which allows […]

Training in Tier 4

After interpreting the Government’s rules for Tier 4 in England, training is still permitted to go ahead when it is for the purpose of work or obtaining work, as per the Government’s guidance: Education or training – meaning education related to a formal curriculum or training that relates to work or obtaining work. The Government’s […]

ALLMI Operator Training Categories

Distinction is made between different types of attachment, capacity of the loader, remote controlled loaders and various specialist applications (e.g. static mount, etc). These are categorised due to the individual skill requirements needed to operate these types of loader crane safely and efficiently. For example, if an operator is trained and certificated in the use […]

DriverCPC Core Module

Driver CPC – JAUPT Announcement

The following announcement was made by JAUPT regarding the unnecessary repetition of driver CPC training subjects. Good afternoon The EU commission have reviewed the Driver CPC directive which now specifies that “a range of different subjects should be covered over the 35 hours. Therefore, DVSA wishes to reemphasise that drivers must not unnecessarily repeat the […]

AITT & RTITB joint statement regards continuation of Lift Truck training

A joint statement issued by ABA founder members AITT and RTITB has confirmed that COVID-secure lift truck training must continue for those working throughout the second national lockdown. The statement makes clear that training remains a requirement and plays a vital role in keeping things moving safely as the transport and logistics industry approaches its […]

UPDATE – UK Lockdown

Following the Governments anoucement of a second UK Lockdown I would like to reassure you that we have all necessary COVID Secure measures in place. We will continue to operate classroom and practical training courses throughtout the UK for our clients. Through out 2020 are team has worked tirelessly to ensure that we are able […]

The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI)

Founded in 1978 at the request of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), ALLMI remains as the UK’s only Trade Association which devotes exclusively to the lorry loader industry. Their core aims are: To promote the safe use of lorry loaders. To ensure that the Association is involved in the formulation of any legislation which […]

Changes to Driver CPC rules will help cut red tape for farmers

A new exemption for agricultural vehicles from Driver CPC rules will help transport efficiency and reduce regulatory burden. The DfT has announced that drivers of goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes used by agricultural businesses as part of their own entrepreneurial activity are to be exempted from Driver CPC rules later this year. Under current Driver […]

UPDATED GUIDANCE: RECORDING DRIVERS’ WORKING TIME

The Government has released new guidance for employers and drivers who are regulated by the EU or AETR drivers’ hours and tachograph rules, and the working time rules that apply to mobile workers. The updated guidance covers furloughed workers and COVID-19 disruptions. Make sure you’re clear on how activities must now be recorded by drivers as […]