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Seminar to advise transport firms on latest regulations

By Staff Reporter

Northern Ireland businesses involved in the transportation of goods and people could be at risk if they are not up-to-date with the latest regulations and compliance standards.

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That's the message from legal firm DWF. The company's Belfast office will host a road transport operators seminar in Templepatrick next month.

The event on February 6 will be held in the Hilton,

With less than 65 days until the UK leaves the EU, concern over the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on cross-border trade and the freight industry in particular is at an all-time high.

Legal firm DWF said employers and businesses need to act to ensure they are fully compliant with the shifting scene.

The seminar will include a real-life crisis scenario to highlight the many challenges businesses may face - from criminal investigations to health and safety management.

DWF said HGV and PSV operators are facing increasing scrutiny across the UK

Ken Rutherford, executive partner at DWF Belfast, said: "No matter the size or scale of operation, transporting goods and people can be a logistical and legal minefield.

"With licensing regimes and compliance standards continuing to evolve, this seminar will help all transport operators ensure their business is totally 'road-ready'."

The event runs from 8am (breakfast & registration) and closes with a networking lunch from 1.30pm.

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