TITLE

'Nanny State is spoiling the trade'

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Cabinet Maker;1/21/2005, Issue 5422, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the management of driving faults of the warehousing and delivery sector of the furniture industry. Job centres will not now consider accepting and advertising a position if the employer cannot guarantee that the prospective employee will not be asked to lift more than 25kg. The Health & Safety Executive will give no advice on how to deal with a specific issue but will reserve the right to prosecute if one gets it wrong. Later this year the Working Time Directive will come into force and deny the driver the right to work overtime if he so wishes. This will mean that more drivers will be required to take up the slack in an industry that is already woefully short of them.
ACCESSION #
15841323

 

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