COVID-19 Update (30 June 2020)

Staff are now returning to work due to customer demand. We have carried out a comprehensive risk assessment for all visitors and staff at our training centre, ensuring a safe and protected environment.

DVSA practical tests will be available from the middle of July. Contact Joe Dalton on 01392 42 62 42 to book you place.

We are also getting busy on construction and agricultural plant, forklift and other types of training. Driver CPC is still being offered online at a greatly reduced price.

Lorries at sea

Urgent safety advice has been issued by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MIAB) to all lorry drivers who use ferries. This follows an incident where lorries toppled over on a ferry deck while at sea, with drivers still in their cabs. One driver was trapped and had to be freed by emergency services.

International regulations prohibit passengers, including lorry drivers, from staying on the vehicle decks when at sea.

The MIAB is warning that:

  • while a ferry is at sea, the roll on, roll off decks should be occupied by only trained professional seafarers who are required to undertake safety and security patrols.
  • drivers who remain on the vehicle deck pose a danger to themselves and can cause delay in emergency response.
  • drivers who remain in their vehicle cabs could be in danger of asphyxiation by fire, or as a result of the fire suppression systems that may be released by ship’s staff.

For more information please visit the MIAB safety bulletin

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