The SURVIVE Safety Rules
The SURVIVE* Safety Rules have been launched following collaboration between the recovery industry and associate bodies. They are a best practice guide to be a constant reminder to technicians of how to work as safely as possible on the UK road network. The recommended overarching rules for all... read more >
Slow Down Move Over UK campaign
At the 2018 Tow Show Business Seminar Ben Johnson AMIVR, of Call Assist, gave a presentation on behalf of the Slow Down, Move Over UK (SDMO UK) campaign. He explained this current campaign had been founded in early 2018 as a result of the latest fatalities and injuries within the industry and... read more >
The proposed release of PAS 43:2018 is July 2018
To purchase a copy of PAS 43:2018 after release go https://shop.bsigroup.com/pas43 PAS 43 was developed in response to an independent review jointly commissioned by the AA and RAC into the safety of those working on motorway hard shoulders and the verges of high speed... read more >
Highways England film becomes 'Life on the Edge 7'
Following the collaboration between Highways England (HE) and the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) on the production of the film, https://highwaysengland.co.uk/advice-for-recovery-operators-on-highways-englands-smart-motorway-network/ , both parties have agreed that it will become Life on the... read more >
Have you been involved in a Near Miss?
According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines a Near Miss is: ‘An event not causing harm, but has the potential to cause injury or ill health - (the term near miss will include dangerous occurrences)’ The IVR asks that members of the recovery industry submit any data/... read more >
Driving test ‘fit for modern driving and roads’ comes into effect today*
The much anticipated new look practical driving test, which includes a longer independent driving section and requires candidates to follow a satnav, comes into effect today (*4 Dec). First announced by the DVSA in April 2017, the modernised test is designed to ensure learner drivers ‘face a... read more >
Intelligence-led operations to target drink and drug drivers across the festive period
As part of the National Police Chiefs Council’s (NPPC) annual festive campaign launched today (1 Dec), all police forces in England and Wales will be targeting areas where drink and drug driving is ‘more commonplace’ over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Alongside enforcement activity... read more >
Revellers warned to be mindful of the risk of driving while still over the limit
With the festive season on the horizon, the Morning After campaign is urging revellers to be mindful of the risk of driving while still over the limit, the morning after drinking alcohol. During the busy period for socialising between now and the end of the year, the risk of unwittingly being... read more >