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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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ECMT – Driving in the EU after Brexit | DVSA Roadside Payments

ECMT – Driving in the EU after Brexit.   If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, movers will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA. The current documentation may cease to be recognised after 29th March 2019. Fortunately, there is guidance available

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DVSA Tester Shortage

DVSA Tester Shortage Movers are increasingly finding it difficult to book annual vehicle tests, which has resulted in some trucks being taken off the road. Scott, from Central Moves said, “I’ve never had this before. I tried booking annual tests and couldn’t get booked in for several

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Social Media v Company Website

Social Media v Company Website   Recently, there have been discussions on social media about the value of company websites and the increased reliance on social media platforms for marketing. The argument against investing in a website is usually something like; “Everyone is on Facebook, so that’s

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A Quiet Year, So Far

A Quiet Year, So Far   For most UK domestic movers, business has been slow this year. The reasons are not entirely clear, but there seems to be too little interest in moving home, so not enough work to keep us all busy. We can only guess

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MOT Rule Changes – 2018

MOT Rule Changes – 2018   On 20th May 2018, the MOT will change to include three new defect categories. The new defect categories will be; Dangerous – A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment. FAIL. Do not

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AIM Membership Offer 2018

Join AIM and get the first year’s membership free.   The Association of Independent Movers is offering a full year of free membership to new members. This is a time-limited offer and is only available until 31st August 2018. New members will have access to the Members’

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DVSA: Changes to Fines | AIM Members’ Meeting

DVSA: Changes to Fines Currently, the DVSA issue fines related to commercial driving offences committed that day or on-going, but they will be extending the time period to cover offences committed in the previous 28 days. From Monday 5th March 2018, DVSA traffic examiners will start issuing

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Changes to Membership Criteria – GDPR | AIM Branded Packaging

Changes to AIM Membership Criteria The AIM Directors are currently discussing some minor changes to the Membership Criteria, to ensure all members are aware of and compliant with GDPR. As with other criteria, AIM will be happy to assist members and applicants in preparing for the changes

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Director Profile – Gordon Rafferty | What is GDPR?

2018 Annual General Meeting The first AGM for the Association of Independent Movers will be held at Luton at the end of February. The details are yet to be confirmed and the official announcement will be sent to all AIM members, closer to the date. The Association

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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