AIC at 20: Saving Members time and money on dangerous goods vehicle operator training
As AIC marks 20 years as the UK agri-supply industry’s leading trade association, we're looking back at some of its greatest achievements since it was founded in 2003.
Each week throughout 2023, we’ll explore a major achievement where AIC represented its Member businesses, promoted the benefits of modern commercial agriculture in the UK, and supported collaboration throughout the food chain.
This week, we revisit how AIC offered a cost-effective training solution to help Members prepare for and meet regulation changes relating to the transport of dangerous goods, such as fertilisers and crop protection products.
Member training support
In 2004 the Government revised the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations to require additional training and documentation.
The new regulations meant that all delivery drivers had to be qualified dangerous goods (ADR) vehicle operators by 2007.
To help the affected businesses prepare and comply with the changes to the law, AIC launched a solution with minimal cost for Members during a series of roadshows in the spring of 2005.
Without support from AIC, Members would have needed to develop individual training schemes which would have cost at least £6,000 per company.
Instead, Members were able to access AIC's training solution to save time and money, with advice and support on offer to ensure full compliance with the regulations, and the added benefit of one uniform scheme making inter-company stock movement much simpler.
This also demonstrated to the Government and industry stakeholders the responsible attitude being taken by the agri-supply industry.
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