Posts By Needham Logistics Training

Emergency first aid at work

Why is Emergency First Aid at Work So important? 

15 June, 2022

Why is Emergency First Aid at work So important? The government suggest that as a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary. Workplaces, where there are more significant health and safety risks, are more likely to […]

Load Security, Why Is it So Important.

26 May, 2022

Load Security, why is it so important? Each year National Highways removes over 20,000 items which have fallen onto the road carriageway from a commercial vehicle.  Apart from the delays caused to motorists if the carriageway is closed to facilitate removing the item, any item falling from a vehicle or bouncing down the carriageway is […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

10 May, 2022

NLT is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Did you know that HGV drivers can be particularly […]

Training at Monster Energy

Training at Monster Energy in Germany!

16 March, 2022

Training at Monster Energy in Germany… Last week we had the amazing opportunity to go back to Munich, Germany and carry out fork truck training for Monster Energy. We went a few years ago to complete initial training and have subsequently been going back on a regular basis to complete their refresher courses. This is […]

How To Drive Safely in High Winds

17 February, 2022

With winds due to hit highs of 80 mph across the UK tomorrow, we thought we would share some advice on how to drive safely in high winds. This advice comes from the RHA. One of the first preventive measures is to avoid driving on open stretches of roads and revealed areas like flyovers and […]

EU Drivers Hours

Extension to Eu Drivers Hours

4 November, 2021

The relaxation to EU Drivers’ Hours Rules has been extended this time from 01/11/2021 until 09/01/2022. There is a difference in this extension though, the operator must meet the following criteria to be able to take advantage of the exemption – meaning that it is less likely to be used. The criteria are: Not completing […]

Fork Lift Training, can continue – with specific consideration….

2 February, 2021

Cleared statement from HSE 7 January 2021 Employers are required to ensure that their staff are trained and competent to operate any industrial lift truck equipment they use. Initial or refresher training may be required for new starters, for existing staff using new types of equipment, or as a refresher for existing staff. Lift-truck operators, […]

SQA ADR Extension

20 November, 2020

Multilateral Agreement M330Under section 1.5.1 of ADRConcerning driver training certificates in accordance with of ADRand safety adviser certificates in accordance with of ADR (1) By derogation from the provisions of the first paragraph of of ADR all driver trainingcertificates the validity of which ends between 1 March 2020 and 1 February 2021 […]


5 August, 2020

See the latest DVSA update regarding Heavy Vehicle Testing …


18 May, 2020

OCR have announced that due to the current restrictions of the Coronavirus outbreak, they are not able to offer June 2020 CPC tests. COVID 19 has led to the closure of many training centres and the safety of CPC candidates and staff at CPC centres is paramount. The next scheduled assessment opportunities are 11 September 2020 […]

Important: Applications for the renewal of lorry and bus driving licences during the Coronavirus Pandemic

18 April, 2020

Normally an application to renew a lorry or bus licence at age 45 or over must include a medical examination report (D4) which is signed by a doctor. However, NHS doctors cannot carry out these examinations so lorry and bus drivers are currently unable to obtain D4 medical reports required to support their application. Read […]

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road

18 April, 2020

In response to unprecedented pressures on local and national supply chains, the Department for Transport has pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales. It has also introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the […]