health and safety
Car Dealer News 7 Dec
VIDEO: Sandicliffe dealership staff ‘shocked’ after Citroen smashed into MG showroom
Sandicliffe Group MG dealership staff were left “shocked” but unhurt after a Citroen MPV crashed through the glass front of its newly-refurbished showroom.
Car Dealer News 19 Jul
Batchelors boss not ‘going soft’ with UK heatwave opening hours changes
Batchelors Motor Group managing director Tony Denton has suggested that UK businesses may have to “start treating extreme heat like extreme snowfall” in a bid to better look after customers and staff.
Car Dealer News 14 Jul
Hendy Group installs defibrillators at 60 dealerships
Defibrillators have been installed at 60 Hendy Group sites across the south and southwest, following £36,000 investment.
Car Dealer News 27 May
Vertu Motors invests in defibrillators across all dealerships
Vertu Motors is installing defibrillators in all its dealerships at a cost of more than £100,000.
Manufacturer 8 Apr
Fire risk recall affects nearly 10,000 Volkswagen Group UK hybrid cars
Almost 10,000 Audi, VW, Cupra Seat and Skoda plug-in hybrids (PHEV) are being recalled to franchised UK car dealerships amid concerns about a fire risk to motorists.
Supplier News 7 Mar
BCA charged £1.1m after Porsche crushed auction car buyer
Used car remarketing giant BCA has been fined £1.1 million and ordered to pay £97,000 after a car buyer was crushed by a Porsche at its Paddock Wood auction site in Kent.
Latest News 21 Jan
Law firm warns of ‘no jab, no sick pay’ COVID-19 policies
Law firm Howes Percival is warning employers considering a ‘no jab, no sick pay’ COVID-19 policy to seek legal advice before instigating any changes.
Latest News 19 Jan
Face masks optional from January 27 as Prime Minister scraps Plan B
Government’s work from home advice and the mandatory wearing of face masks will be scrapped after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an end to COVID-19 Plan B measures.
Latest News 7 Jan
A quarter of car dealers report COVID-related staff absence over 15%
A quarter (25%) of UK car dealers have emerged from the festive break with staff absence of over 15% as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continued to grow cases, an AM poll has shown.
Latest News 21 Dec
Omicron exposes anti-vaxxers as car retail sector’s ‘biggest disruptor’
Rising cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are exposing anti-vaxxers as the car retail sector’s biggest business disruptor, it has been claimed.
Latest News 13 Dec
Calls for renewed business support follow UK’s first Omicron death
Calls have been issued for renewed Government support for retail businesses after Prime Minister Boris Johnson re-issued “work at home” advice amid rising cases pf Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Latest News 8 Nov
Attend Automotive Management Live 2021 with confidence
As the automotive industry moves forward, the team at Automotive Management (AM) is dedicated to delivering events and facilitating gatherings with health and safety at the top of the agenda.
Latest News 27 Jul
UK’s COVID-19 ‘pingdemic’ impacts used car remarketing sector
The UK’s ‘pingdemic’ of self-isolation alerts is combining with recruitment issues to cause staffing shortages across the remarketing sector, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) has said.
Market Insight 21 Jul
Car buyers to avoid showrooms which have ditched COVID safety measures
Almost two thirds of UK car buyers will steer clear of showrooms that have fully embraced July 19’s “freedom day” by ditching their COVID-19 safety measures, a What Car? survey has revealed.
Latest News 16 Jul
More car retailers could keep face masks as COVID-19 surge sparks ‘pingdemic’
Car retailers across the UK are expected to follow Marshall Motor Group’s lead in maintaining COVID-19 safety measures in showrooms amid rising cases and soaring self-isolation orders.
Car Dealer News 15 Jul
Marshall Motor Group to maintain ALL showroom COVID-19 measures after July 19
Marshall Motor Group chief executive Daksh Gupta has confirmed that the AM100 car retail PLC will maintain all COVID-19 social distancing measures after July 19’s ‘freedom day’ – including face masks.
Latest News 14 Jul
Could COVID-19 ‘freedom day’ trigger tide of workplace absence?
Increasing numbers of people are deleting the NHS COVID-19 app from their smartphones amid fears that ‘freedom day’ on July 19 could trigger a wave of enforced self-isolation and staff absences.
Latest News 9 Jul
Car retailers want urgent solution to COVID-19 isolation absences
Car retailers are keen to see Government deliver an “urgent solution” to the issue of staff absences due to COVID-19 self-isolation regulations.
Latest News 6 Jul
Car dealers cautious over July 19 easing of COVID-19 restrictions
Car dealers sounded a note of caution after Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave individuals the option of ditching their masks in a July 19 easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the UK.
Market Insight 28 Apr
Car showrooms more COVID-safe than supermarkets, say 71% of visitors
More than two-thirds (71%) of car showroom visitors feel they are safer than the supermarkets that were allowed to remain open throughout the UK’s lockdown periods, a What Car? survey has found.