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Items from July 2009

News

Cats regulation set for 13 August

FROM the ADF: After many months of delay, and much irritation for aftermarket suppliers and factors, the Department for Transport (DfT) has finally confirmed the date for implementing EU regulations here in the UK.



From 13th August 2009 regulations controlling sale and installation of replacement catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters for motor vehicles (cars and vans) and catalytic converters for motor cycles will come into force, and will be legally binding from that date.



EU Regulation No 715,2007 had been expected to be implemented by January 2009, but DfT had not even started the consultation process by then. Read More..
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First corporate manslaughter case gets under way

The first Corporate  Manslaughter case under the new legislative  framework is now under way at Bristol Crown Court.  Peter Eaton, a director of Cotswold Geotechnical  Holdings, is charged with corporate manslaughter  following the death of junior geologist Alexander Wright last year. Mr Wright was extracting soil  samples whilst excavating a pit when the sides of the pit collapsed and he was crushed. Read More..
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Lipe celebrate new addition to the fleet

Heavy duty clutch manufacturer Lipe is celebrating the arrival of the latest addition to their fleet, a new Mercedes Actros 2532L 6 x 2 rigid.



The new vehicle features a 4 section sliding side panels which allow easy access for loading, as well as a tail lift with a 1.5 ton capacity. Read More..
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VOSA meets ADF CV group

The ADF’s CV section committee has met with with representatives of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), the body responsible for MoT testing, vehicle safety and operator licensing.







Alison Martin and Andrew Tudor have special responsibility for product recall procedures and discussed the methods and problems involved in recalling vehicles and other related products when safety issues were involved. Their department predates but operates under the requirements of the EU Regulation 1803,2005 (aka The General Product Safety Regulations). Read More..
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