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New course to tackle construction equipment towing

A new course developed by the National Construction College (NCC) promises to improve the safety of workers when towing construction equipment.

The Loading and Movement of Trailers and Mobile Towable Units course provides information on towing legislation, safe practices and their workers’ responsibilities.

NCC said it launched the one day course after its research showed there was a lack of awareness of how trailers and towable units should be matched, inspected, hitched and loaded in a safe manner.

According to NCC director Andy Walder, having a workforce that is operating as safely as possible can deliver significant benefits for businesses and ultimately save them thousands of pounds in costs each year. “It’s not just about compliance with legislation; incorporating health and safety into a business could save employers unnecessary costs, and increase their productivity,” he said.

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