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What’s our new ‘normal’?

I’m sat in my office at home having just begun week six of lockdown and I’m wondering what our working world might look like a few weeks from now – when this will have been published. Will we be on the road back to ‘normal’? Or will this awful pandemic have changed the way we […]

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Protecting your Site Access Traffic Marshals

Under the tough restrictions that are in place across the country, many workers are at home under lockdown. However much of the construction sector is continuing to deliver in support of the national effort. During the Covid-19 pandemic, construction staff need a safe workplace to operate in. Throughout these unprecedented times managers must be in […]

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The invisible industry that doesn’t stop in a crisis

As recent events have highlighted there are some jobs which simply cannot stop in a crisis. Whether it’s face masks, pasta or loo roll, the demand for certain items and services doesn’t just go away and in fact these jobs then form part of the crisis relief effort. During the COVID-19 response and alongside those […]

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AtoH Site Access Traffic Marshal training receives CLOCS approval

AtoH Solutions is one of the country’s first suppliers to have its Site Access Traffic Marshal (SATM) training approved by the Construction Logistics Community Safety (CLOCS)  assessment panel. As of January 2020 AtoH Solutions is approved to deliver training that meets the CLOCS Site Access Traffic Marshal competency framework, until Jan 2021. Training delivery and course content will then […]

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It’s easy to see the faults of others

I was interested to read a viewpoint in a magazine recently that I thought our profession had long left behind. Without going into detail, blame is a slippery slope and can only serve to be destructive; for those on the receiving end and for the ones pointing fingers In our trade, blame often leads to […]

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Driver fitness and roadworthiness

As responsible fleet operators, we routinely service and maintain our vehicles to ensure they are safe to drive. This practice is unquestionable, and most of us know our obligations. We will have a schedule; we use competent people to conduct inspections, servicing and repairs; and we keep records. We know a lot about our vehicles. […]

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A track record in saving lives

Whatever your political affiliation and personal opinion, we now have a Conservative government leading our country – with Boris Johnson at the helm for the next five years. Most of my time at Transport for London (TfL) mirrored Boris’ term as Mayor of London and it was our team’s job to deliver the London Freight […]

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How safe is the school trip?

I recently received an email from a parent concerned about the safety of the vehicles contracted by the council to transport school children. The concern was raised after her daughter was on a coach that caught fire whilst transporting 53 children on a school trip. The blaze started at the rear of the vehicle, there […]

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Traffic management at construction sites

Over the past three years, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has been demystifying FORS and CLOCS. It all started with a series of funded workshops in 2016 which progressed more recently to a webinar format. To date, over 500 construction and logistics professionals have had the perceived confusion explained. For the logistics […]

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A City’s vehicle standards – staying ahead of the changes

Controlling freight vehicles in London isn’t new. In 1517, the Fellowship of Carmen was established with the authority to control the carters. This meant that no ‘cart’ could ply its trade within the City unless licensed by the Corporation. By 1838 the annual fee to licence a cart was five shillings, and the penalty for […]

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