Saturday December 5, 2020
For the road ahead


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Food factories could be Covid-19 super spreaders this Christmas
Unions, including URTU, have warned that food processing factories could become "super spreaders" of Covid-19 in the run up to Christmas.

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New figures back case for Union Learning Fund
Union's have drawn the government's attention to a new document which underlines the value for money offered by the Union Learning Fund (ULF).

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Health & Safety Executive Inspections
The Health & Safety Executive and local authorities are carrying out inspections in the logistics and distribution sector to ensure that businesses are Covid-secure.

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HSE 'Driving Safely for Work' Survey
As a person who drives for work, or employs those who do, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is interested in your views/experiences regarding the risks you/your employees face when driving in work time (excluding commuting).

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Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) Scheme - Revised Amendments due to Covid-19
The Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF) have reviewed the PDP Scheme dispensations in the light of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, and the training and assessment challenges the industry faces.

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