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 drive the vehicle until it’s been repaired.

Major – It may affect the vehicle’s safety, put other road users at risk or have an impact on the environment.
FAIL. Repair it immediately.

Minor – No significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment.
PASS. Repair as soon as possible.

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Furniture moving solutions from Evo Supplies – ‘The Skate People’

Have you tried Evo skates yet?

Evo Supplies is an AIM Affiliate, offering an exclusive discount to AIM members.

Evo’s heavy-duty wooden furniture skates are made in the UK in their family-run Mersea Island factory.

Choose from Evo’s standard range of popular sizes and wheel types, or up your game with Evo’s acclaimed personalised skates, displaying your company logo in full colour on a white or coloured background.

Evo’s 18mm or 36mm thick boards are sturdy, durable, knot-free and made only from FSC certified sustainable wood. Edges are hand-bevelled for a really professional finish that helps protect the rubber top from damage.

Visit Evo’s online shop to select exactly the right skate for the job from their ever-expanding

collection, offering load-bearing capacities from 400kg to 1 tonne. Can’t see what you’re looking for? Call 01206 386683, tell them precisely what you need, and they’ll make it for you.

The company now also offers a range of budget-priced skates – “Hello Dollies” – made specially for Evo, to their usual high quality standards.

Want to give Evo skates a try? Log into the AIM Members’ Hub for your exclusive members’ discount on all Evo and Hello Dollies products.

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


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.