In these unusual and challenging couple of weeks in Ireland and beyond, the Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics (CILT) has been monitoring COVID-19 related guidance closely and responding accordingly.
Mick Curran, CEO of CILT Ireland has informed Fleet Transport with an update on how the organisation has amended its programmes of courses. “Through this difficult time, our key focus is on ensuring the safety of staff, partners and customers and as always, we remain committed to our learners and members with our high level of customer service.”
“Our office is currently closed and the staff are working from home. Fortunately, we have always operated a flexible working policy so all of the necessary processes and technologies are already in place for us to be able to do this effectively,” he added.
Higher Certificate in Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
“Due to the cloud-based nature of our key systems, The Higher Certificate in Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be working via virtual classrooms until the end of the academic year.”
ADR & DGSA Exams
“All scheduled ADR Exams have been cancelled until further notice. The Health & Safety Authority (HAS) has signed the Multilateral Agreement M324 which covers the area of ADR concerning driver training certificates and safety adviser certificates. It has also signed a Multilateral Agreement M326 which covers the Periodic Inspection And Test Of Pressure Receptacles For The Carriage Of Gases Of Class 2.”
All information in connecting to ADR can be found on the following link https://www.cilt.ie/Education-Exams/Exams/ADR
TM CPC Exams
“All scheduled Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence Exams have been cancelled until further notice. But a provision date of 2nd September 2020 has been pencilled in for the next examination.”
“Our key remit, to promote professionalism and enhance standards in logistics, transport and supply chain sector through the provision of education and services, stays resolute and for our students and customers who need to contact us we available,” concluded Mick.
For any queries please contact the CILT by email at email@example.com
Developments in Denmark, Czech Republic & Poland
Lockdown extended to 10 May
With all borders closed in Denmark, entry is only for Danish citizens, trucks with goods or foreigners which need a “worthy reason” to visit the country (such as visiting a seriously ill relative etc., or if they permanently live and/or work in Denmark). Cafes, restaurants and a lot of other types of shops are still closed. Public gatherings with more than 10 persons are banned until at least May 10.
Rules of weekly rest suspension was called off on April 11 as part of a partial reopening of society. All trucks can still enter the “green zones” in the big cities. Also some other administrative rules are loosened regarding drivers’ daily work, since renewal of certain permits etc. is impossible these days. Trucks and drivers are carrying on their daily work, although facing difficulties accessing sanitary facilities, both in public and at customers etc. Most truck workshops are still open with precautions such as physical contact between drivers and staff. Lockdown of the Danish borders and society in general will last at least until May 10.
Problems prevail in Czech Republic & Poland
Due to the new rules implemented by Czech Republic, all trucks entering or leaving Czech territory must stop to register drivers and check them if quarantine is needed. That makes waiting time on borders longer for transiting truck drivers, up to 4 hours.
Since now everybody in Poland must wear face mask in public places. Truck, van and car drivers are free of that requirement when seated inside the vehicle but once outside, they must wear the mask.