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Have an Operator Licence? You now need more funds available

Financial standing rate increases from 1 January 2018. The level of financial standing that standard O-licence holders will be required to demonstrate from 1 January has increased slightly, following the drop in the value of value of the pound. Applicants and existing operators will be required to demonstrate £7,950 (previously £7,850) for the first vehicle […]

New Year, New Start – ADR Courses

Get ahead by gaining your ADR Licence. Already have one? They why not get on our refresher course. Keep Legal are now taking bookings for: Refresher ADR Course running on Monday 8th January 2018. Initial ADR Course running on Monday 12th February 2018. Courses include Core, Packages, Tankers, Classes 2-6, 8 & 9 modules. Just […]

Operator that posted YouTube video of former senior TC Beverley Bell loses appeal

A judge has quashed an appeal against the decision that saw Philip Higgs banned from holding a PSV O-licence, after he hired a private investigator to film former senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (pictured) committing alleged motoring offences. Judge Leveson said that Higgs had created an “intimidatory atmosphere” for those working in transport regulation […]

£120,000 fine for Steel Fabricator

An engineering company has been fined £120,000 after exposing employees to the risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Manchester and Salford Magistrates heard how Sandbach, Cheshire-based Newfield Fabrications failed to ensure its employees were given sufficient information, instruction and training on the effects of working with vibrating hand tools. Health and Safety Executive investigators […]

ADR Course Running – 12th February 2018

Keep Legal are now taking bookings for an ADR Course running on Monday 12th February 2018. The course will include Core, Packages, Tankers, Classes 2-6, 8 & 9 modules and is suitable for both REFRESHER and INITIAL candidates. The course is normally £540.00 but we have a special offer running at £499.00 including VAT & […]

Foreign HGVs now no less compliant than GB ones, DVSA data reports

The gap in roadworthiness between foreign and Great Britain lorries has diminished for the second year in a row, according to new DfT enforcement figures provided by DVSA for April 2016- March 2017. The figures are from random roadside stops of GB and non-GB trucks, trailers and buses for roadworthiness and traffic compliance issues. Generally […]

No roadworks speed limit lands South West Highways a £500k fine

Highway services and construction business South West Highways (SWH) has been fined after an employee was fatally struck by a motorist while repairing a road in Tiverton, Devon. The accident happened on 29 January 2013 because the company had not identified the risks associated with the road repair work and moving traffic, the Health and […]

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