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HSE Certificate Validity Extension

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the HSE have released a statement regarding a further extension to First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work certificate validity: First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First aid at Work (EFAW) certificates requalification First aid providers have resumed first aid training and assessment. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

FTT Training – Safety-Critical Training (Covid-19)

In light of recent Government advice, the FTT Training is taking all necessary precautions to protect the safety of our employees and customers against Coronavirus (Covid-19) and this remains our top priority. As a result, FTT Training has made a decision to only continue with essential safety-critical training and to support key industry sectors such […]

HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19, with agriculture, forestry and fishing and construction revealed as the most dangerous sectors for workers and falls from height are still the most likely cause of workplace fatalities. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal injuries revealed that […]