Category: Backline News

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COVID-19 Statement: January 2021

Following the introduction of the most recent national restrictions on movement and business activities, we would like to provide clarity regarding Backline’s operations during this period.   The government’s guidance on which businesses can open includes the Transport and Recruitment services sector supporting supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations, post offices and banks.   This decision will enable Backline… Read more »

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Backline Secures FORS Status

Since the company’s inception many moons ago, Backline has sought to establish itself as a specialist provider of temporary staff – providing unparalleled service to both its clients and workforce.   Through concentrating its efforts within a specific sector, and by offering complimentary services such as industry relevant training and the use of its two… Read more »

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We Made AITT!

Having delivered Materials Handling Equipment training for many years under the ITSSAR banner, we have taken the decision to transfer our accreditation to another of the four Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) members.   The ABA was originally set up in 2012, and works closely with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to produce recognised standards… Read more »

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HGV driver recruitment tips for the South West

Our HGV driver recruitment tips give you a complete guide to finding and keeping the best driver jobs in the South West   This easy-to-use guide covers the following:   Finding your nearest HGV recruitment branch How to apply Employee benefits: what to expect Training and upskilling opportunities Top tips for career progression   The… Read more »

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Logistics and Supply Chain Partnerships (COVID Update)

When it comes to logistics and supply chain partnerships, supply chain managers are facing an unprecedented set of challenges as we learn to live with the profound changes and disruption caused by COVID-19.   Whilst the economy has slumped by 20% and logistics sector has dropped by as much as 50%, we are also seeing… Read more »

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A Day In The Life Of A: HIAB Driver

Bag packed the night before, ready to head out the door for 05:45. My shift doesn’t start until 07.30 but I’ve got a 75-mile journey to do first. For some reason the construction and DIY sector seems to be booming right now, meaning we’re struggling to get enough crane qualified drivers to fill all the… Read more »

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Online Driver CPC: Could it be here to stay?

Online Driver CPC Training Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have allowed training providers to move their training courses online. In a move that was welcomed by training providers and the Transport & Logistics sector alike, drivers now have the opportunity to attend training remotely.  … Read more »