Archive for the UK Trade Association Category

Tail Lift Regulations

Tail Lift Regulations To comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), employers are required to ensure any lifting equipment is regularly inspected and records kept. This includes tail lifts. Although not specifically designed to convey people, tail lifts do so during their day

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Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery Generally, removals customers pay for their move in advance, so in the majority of cases there is no outstanding bill after the move is completed. On rare occasions (and usually due to significant extra work) the customer may have their bill increased but this is

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DVSA Consultation on Driving Test

DVSA Consultation on Driving Test On 14th July 2016, the DVSA launched a consultation on changes to the driving test. This consultation will allow members of the public to put forward their ideas on testing if new drivers are ready for the modern driving environment. The changes are

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Recruitment and the Driver Shortage

Recruiting Reliable Staff Finding the right staff can be difficult for removals businesses, as it’s a unique industry requiring an unusual combination of skills. Drivers and Porters Many recruitment agencies fail to see the substantial differences between the work of a furniture delivery driver and that of

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Company Image and First Impressions

Company Image and First Impressions If you have ever been told by a customer that they chose you over a cheaper mover, you have probably benefitted from a good company image and have created a strong first impression. It is unlikely that the customer knows how hard

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Google Adwords

Google Adwords Google AdWords is the paid listings displayed on Google search results. They appear at the top and bottom of the page. They can also appear on 3rd party sites that have agreed to show adverts via the Google AdSense platform. Here are some important points

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Calls for Hands-Free Ban

Calls for Hands-Free Ban A recent story reported by a growing number of news outlets is that hands-free phone use is dangerous while driving. The story is based around a study by the University of Sussex which concludes, “Imagery-inducing distraction leads to cognitive tunnelling and deteriorated driving

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New Member – P&D Removals

New Member – P&D Removals P&D Removals Ltd is a family-managed removals business serving Dover, New Romney and surrounding areas. The have provided domestic and commercial removals across the U.K and Northern Europe since 1972. Their fleet of vehicles is fully equipped and includes a covered car

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National Living Wage

New National Living Wage From today, (April 1st 2016) all workers aged over 25 are legally entitled to the National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour. The National Minimum Wage still applies for employees that are not entitled to the National Living Wage. The National Minimum Wage usually

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Changes to penalties for transporting illegal immigrants?

Changes to penalties for transporting illegal immigrants? The Home Office has published a consultation document, CLANDESTINE CIVIL PENALTY, which sets out six main proposals “to improve the clandestine civil penalty regime”. The scope of the consultation is “to seek views on our [the Home Office’s] approach to

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Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Twickenham,
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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