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Five New Members

Matthew James Removals & Storage Ltd We are pleased to announce that Matthew James has joined AIM as a Platinum Member and Sponsor. As a member and sponsor of AIM, Matthew James Removals is pro-active in raising service levels and standards within the industry, particularly in the

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Dispute Resolution Service

Dispute Resolution Service Over the last few months AIM has been working hard to find the best supplier of Dispute Resolution services for all our members. We have identified one such provider and negotiated a deal that would benefit all AIM members and their customers. Once implemented,

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Why Use an AIM Member

Why Use an AIM Member? The Association of Independent Movers was formed to bring together removals companies that agree to comply with a code of practice that protects customers from bad business practises. The UK and Ireland removals industry is unregulated, which means anyone with a van

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Are Your Ts & Cs Current?

Are Your Ts & Cs Current? As a removals company grows and develops, new practices and policies are put in place. Sometimes this can be done by verbal instruction, particularly in smaller offices where writing a memo to pass across a desk to the only other staff

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Event of the Year

Event of the Year The Movers & Storers Show is the event of the year for independent movers and storers. There is no requirement to be a member of any trade association, there is no obligation to buy anything and it’s free to attend, (if you order

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Later Exchanges in 2016

Later Exchanges in 2016 One of the biggest problems faced by removers is late access to unload. This can be for a few reasons, but is usually because of transfer of funds and ownership of the properties involved. As from next summer, this is likely to get

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New Membership Rule

Member to Member Payment Terms This week’s Steering Group was attended by several members and guests. As usual, the meeting was very informal and social with much of the time being used for networking. However, there was also serious debate and discussion on a number of issues.

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What Do You Do All Day?

What Do You Do All Day? A question that office staff and managers are often asked, (not just in this industry, but in many others) is, “What do you do all day?” The implication is that there’s not much to do in the office. A misconception that can

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Automatic Enrolment | New Member – Best Rate Removals

Automatic Enrolment The Pensions Regulator has created an easy, step-by-step guide to help employers with setting up automatic enrolment. “The law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new duties, including enrolling those who are eligible into a

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AIM’s First Industry Training Day ‘Book Now’ 

AIM’s First Industry Training Day ‘Book Now’ 

AIM would like to announce it’s First Training Day for the Removals Industry   Manual Handling Location: Central Moves Ltd Skills Centre, Twickenham Trading Estate, Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 1DG Phone: 0208 892 0369 Date : 14 th July @ 9am As  discussed at the recent Steering Group Meeting, AIM would like

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Address:

The Association Of Independent Movers
Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Twickenham,
TW1 1DG
Phone:0208 892 0369

Newsletter

COVID-19 Statement

Although there is no rule to prevent them from doing so, not all removals businesses are working during the Coronavirus measures advised by the Government.

Those that are working have been provided with clear guidelines by the Government and supported by AIM, with safe working procedures, specific documents and frequent information updates.

Removals firms

Removal firms are able to operate and should follow the latest government guidance on safer working. Where moves are carried out, social distancing should be followed.
Companies should ensure employees understand how to operate safely and communicate this to customers.

  • Removers should contact the household in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating. If they are, works should be delayed.
  • They should also encourage households to ensure all internal doors are open and surfaces and possessions have been cleaned with household cleaning products prior to them entering the property.
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  • Removers should wash their hands on entering the property using separate towels of paper towels which need to be washed or disposed of safely after use.
  • Removers should seek to minimise contact with homeowners and remain 2 metres apart from householders at all times.
  • Removers should implement a buddy system and ensure that the same people work together when moving bulky items and furniture.
  • Removers should bring their own refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible,
    which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak