FTAI LAUNCHES ONLINE COVID-19 ‘RETURN TO WORK SAFELY’ TRAINING COURSES FOR LOGISTICS

The government’s ‘Return to Work Safely’ protocol requires all employers and employees to receive training on safe practices in the workplace to prevent the spread of COVID-19. FTAI, the business group representing the Irish logistics sector, has today (28 May 2020) launched two online training courses, designed for those working within the freight distribution, logistics

ESSENTIAL WORKERS – UPDATE: 30TH MARCH 2020

The list of essential service providers was published on Saturday the 28th of March 2020. Refer to the guidance https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dfeb8f-list-of-essential-service-providers-under-new-public-health-guidelin/ to decide whether your organisation is providing an essential service; it is not necessary to seek official authorisation if you are providing an essential service, you should identify those employees (including sub-contractors and so on)

Driver CPC Card – UPDATE: 30TH MARCH 2020

Extension of Driver CPC card expiry dates: RSA Statement: Due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 crisis, professional bus and truck drivers may encounter some difficulty in undertaking their annual CPC training at the current time. In order to ensure a continuous flow of goods within the EU, drivers with valid Irish Driver CPC

ADR – UPDATE 30TH MARCH 2020

Please note the following regarding ADR driver training certificates and safety advisor certificates Ireland has co-signed Multilateral Agreement (MLA), M324 Corona-Virus – impact on dangerous goods trainings and examination (see http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/multi/multi.html  for list of MLAs). The MLA covers ADR driver training certificates and safety adviser certificates that are due to expire between 1 March 2020

SANITARY FACILITIES

The HSE and Department of Transport Tourism and Sport have published guidance on the The importance of access to sanitary facilities for transport workers. https://lnkd.in/gEdimge It is  very important to protect the health of supply chain workers in maintaining the flow of essential goods into and out of Ireland. At this time access to facilities

REVENUE UPDATED

eCustoms Notification (3 April 2020) covering, ‘Import of goods to combat the effects of COVID-19 by Revenue approved organisations or importers acting on their behalf.’ There is also a Revenue webpage, ‘COVID-19 information and advice for taxpayers and agents.’ This link is to the, ‘Customs, Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and Excise’ section. The EU has