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Working Time Directive, chartwise, chartwise UK ltd

Understanding the Working Time Directive: Recording Non-Working Days

Understanding the Working Time Directive: Recording Non-Working Days For many transport and fleet managers, one of the common challenges they face is disputes with drivers regarding the calculation of holidays, sick days, and Bank Holidays as part of working time. Understanding how to account for these non-working days is essential for compliance with the Working...
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4 Tips for SHEQ Managers, chartwise, chartwise uk

Creating an Effective Forklift Safety Action Plan: 4 Tips for SHEQ Managers

Creating an Effective Forklift Safety Action Plan: 4 Tips for SHEQ Managers 4 Tips for SHEQ Managers A forklift safety action plan is a critical tool designed for trained and qualified operatives and supervisors. SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality) Managers have a responsibility to ensure that all personnel possess the knowledge and skills needed...
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Preventing Forklift Overturns: 6 Tips for Warehouse Managers

When people think of the risks of forklift operation, the first scenarios that spring to mind tend to involve collisions with workers and pedestrians. However, another very real and frequently overlooked danger is overturning. Almost a fifth of all workplace transport accidents involve vehicle overturning. Further, a quarter of all accidents in the same environment...
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Smart Tachographs, chartwise uk ltd, chartwise, tachograph analysis

Smart Tachographs: What Transport Managers Need to Know

Smart Tachographs: What Transport Managers Need to Know Version 1.0 The smart, or Generation 2, tachograph, is an innovation introduced in 2019 to enable more accurate, regular, and smoother data capture and transmission. As of 15th June 2019, all newly registered heavy goods vehicles are required to be fitted with a smart tachograph (version 1)....
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Ferry Mode, chartwise uk ltd, chartwise

How and when to use ferry mode: A Guide for Drivers

How and When to Use Ferry Mode | A Guide for HGV Drivers Chartwise UK Ltd: How and when to use ferry mode One of the most common questions we are asked by our trainees is how ferry mode is to be used on the tachograph. Firstly, there is a misconception that ferry mode is...
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Missing Tachograph Data

Missing Tachograph Data: What happens when you exceed 28 days?

Missing Tachograph Data | What Happens When You Exceed 28 Days? Chartwise UK Ltd: Missing Tachograph Data It’s often asked why the legal limit for downloading your driver’s card is set at 28 days. Some believe it’s because the card holds a maximum of 28 days’ worth of data. While there are strong reasons for...
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Preventing Forklift Truck Fires: 5 Tips for Warehouse Managers

Preventing Forklift Truck Fires: 5 Tips for Warehouse Managers When high-powered electrical equipment operates in dry, confined spaces, the risk of combustion is a serious concern. Every warehouse or depot has its own protocols for reducing the risk of fires, and it’s crucial for all personnel to strictly adhere to these guidelines. Given the potential...
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London: 20mph roads extended throughout capital

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it will be expanding its 20mph-limited road network by another 40 miles. The signage is expected to be erected by the end of December. The zones will impact motorists and residents in Bromley, Chelsea, Greenwich, Kensington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwick and Wandsworth. With this expansion, 86 miles of...
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London ULEZ: Mayor proceeds with expansion

Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to expand the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to cover the entire capital has met with a mixed, and heated, response from the public. Backlash has been has been seen from several quarters, including the haulage industry, taxi drivers and ordinary motorists, many of whom feel the £12.50-per-day charge to enter...
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Newcastle Clean Air Zone: Your Ultimate Guide

Since January 2023, a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has been in operation in Newcastle city centre. The charges for driving within that area apply to taxis, vans, large goods vehicles (LGVs) and busses. Drivers of cars and motorcycles for personal use remain unaffected.   The CAZ operates 24/7, all year round. Drivers of ‘non-compliant’ vehicles...
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