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Are You Ready for First Aid?

A Business Perspective of First Aid Every business needs to be first aid ready and compliant. But what exactly does this mean? How will it affect you? How can Newcroft Training help you? What is First Aid? The British Red Cross notes that first aid is the help given...

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How Cycle Boxes Could Cost Your HGV Licence

According to the RAC, new changes could see stopping in cycle boxes at junctions lead to penalties for drivers. But what impact could this have on your HGV licence? What is This About? Some sections of the road are designed to be cycle friendly. This includes cycle...

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Safety Harnesses – What and Why?

What is a Safety Harness? A safety harness is a device worn by the user to prevent or stop falls. Solid, sturdy objects support the harness through energy absorbing straps. If the wearer falls, the straps will stop the harness moving, hence preventing the wearer from...

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Mental Health and Logistics

Today (October 10th) is World Mental Health Day. Mental health is an issue in all walks of life, and that includes the logistics industry. The Facts The HSE notes that 1 in 4 people will suffer from mental health issues at some point. Additionally, they note that in...

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Could Brexit Lead to Increased U.K. Based Logistics?

Helen Thomas of the BBC believes that Brexit could lead to an increase in U.K. based logistics (by road) and more warehouse space. The question is: why? This applies to logistics between the U.K. and EU countries. Logistics between the U.K. and other countries (such...

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Failing a Roadside Eye Test Could Cost You Your Licence

A trial scheme to help prevent road accidents due to defective eyesight was run by police in September. The scheme was carried out by Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands police forces with support from the road safety charity Brake and opticians Vision Express....

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How Will a No Deal Brexit Affect Driver CPCs?

As of the time of writing, there remains the possibility of a 'no deal' Brexit when the U.K. leaves the EU in March 2019. This could affect current holders of, or people who wish to obtain, driver CPCs. What is Happening? Following the Brexit referendum in June 2016...

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Vehicle Banksman

It is important to have a vehicle banksman on every site where vehicles are present. It is their role to guide traffic and prevent accidents and they may also be known as traffic marshals or signallers. What Do Vehicle Banksmen do? Vehicle banksmen ensure safety by...

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What Is The Driver CPC? What Does It Consist Of?

Driver CPC - What It Is and What It Consists Of If you wish to drive large vehicles such as lorries for a living, then you will need a Driver CPC. This article explains what the Driver CPC is, how to get it and how to keep it. What is the CPC? The Driver CPC (or...

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Counterbalance Fork Lifts

What does Counterbalance Mean? Counterbalance fork lift trucks are meant to lift thousands of kilograms of weight; however, as they could be top heavy they need a counter to prevent toppling over. Therefore, a large weight is built into the back end of the lift truck...

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Newcroft Training – Why Choose Us?

Why choose Newcroft Training for obtaining your licence? There are many reasons why Newcroft Training is THE place to train for your fork lift truck, HGV licence etc. Highly Recommended by Our Customers Our customers continually recommend our driving school as shown...

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Why Become an HGV Driver?

Becoming an HGV driver is very rewarding and fulfilling, but why become one? Here are 10 reasons: Do you enjoy travelling? Being an HGV driver can provide you with the opportunity to deliver goods to destinations all across Europe such as France, Germany and Spain. Or...

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What makes a good HGV Instructor

What makes a good instructor HGV The instructor having experience and knowledge within the field of teaching. We aim to teach all our students to the highest quality standard - see https://www.rha.uk.net/ Being adaptable to individual student's needs to help them get...

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How to be a safe lorry loader operator

Lorry loader operator: A good lorry loader operator would need to be able to follow a risk assessment, method statement and lift plan. To a high standard and comply with health and safety standards. You need to be able to reduce the risk and follow all measure in...

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