Safety

It may seem like very obvious advice and yet probably, by far the most common bad habit that all forklift drivers develop is reversing without looking at what, or who is behind them. It sounds strange because you would never reverse your car without checking behind you, but for some reason forklift drivers don't look behind.
If your operators have to move drums with a forklift truck then here is some safety information you might want to consider. In order to safely carry drums with a forklift truck there are two main options....
There are concerns for professional drivers with regard to lifestyle related health disorders. Poor nutritional and eating habits, fatigue and work related stress reduce the quality of life of the driver. The Driver CPC Periodic training module Health & Safety of the Professional Driver addresses...
Since 2005, over 100 people have been killed or seriously injured as a result of collisions on Ireland’s motorway network. Of these, eight people died and 14 were seriously injured in 2010, which is the worst year since 2007 when 26 people were killed or seriously injured. Worryingly 6 people have died in motorway collisions to date in 2011*. These figures were revealed today Monday 11th April 2011 at the launch of a new awareness campaign to highlight safety on Motorways by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána, National Roads Authority and the Automobile Association, at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin. Central to the campaign is a new 40 second TV advert, which has been produced by…

In a bid to improve road safety on Irish roads, all new first time Motorbike-learner permit holders with effect from 6th December 2010 are required to undertake mandatory initial basic training (IBT) with an approved driving instructor (ADI).

Initial Basic Training (IBT) is a mandatory training course that teaches basic riding skills to learner motorcyclists. It is part of the RSA’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety and rider awareness. The 16 hour course is broken into four separate modules to be completed in sequence. These modules are a mixture of theory and practical riding skills and aims to gives new riders a strong foundation of training on which they can build their knowledge and skills.

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At long last and after much staunch opposition from rural publicans the new lower drink- driving limit was voted through in the Dáil last night. The Bill passed through the Dáil without a vote as agreement on its contents was reached  on all sides. It now moves to the Seanad where it is due to be dealt with next week. The limit for learner and professional drivers has been cut from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 20mg and from 80mg to 50mg for other drivers. Studies have shown that dropping the limit to 50mg/100mls can significantly reduce road deaths. When Sweden

Welcome to the brand NEW ISM: Irish School Of Motoring Blog. Over the coming, days, weeks and months we hope to bring you lots of interesting posts/articles, news, quizzes and videos. The Blog will address a range of topics: Driver safety, tips on learning to drive and passing the test. We will also be doing car reviews and looking at all other types of vehicles too, while also trying to bring you the hotest and latest motoring news from motorshows around the world. There will be fun stuff too, including videos and quizzes! If you have any ideas on how we can make our blog better please feel free to email us - we want to hear from you: info(AT)ism(DOT)ie We do hope you will check back with us regularly or even add us to your RSS Feed if you like what we are doing! Editor - Patrick…
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