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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY COMMUNICATIONS FOCUS - ILLEGAL ELV SITES

16/08/2018

We are going to run a communications campaign around ELVs this summer & this has now started. Attached is a short briefing about the campaign. In summary we are looking to tackle some of the big issues in the sector so the objectives are to.....

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NEW ATF REGISTER ON GOVERNMENT WEBSITE

15/08/2018

The ATF register has now been integrated into the wider Environmental Permitting search facility on the Government website. This will replace the old XL spreadsheet register...

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EMR ORDERED BY CMA TO SELL 5 SITES

15/08/2018

The CMA has found that EMR must sell 5 of the sites it bought from Metal & Waste due to competition concerns that prices might worsen for suppliers and customers...

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DVLA SERVICE INTERRUPTION - A MESSAGE FROM DVLA

07/08/2018

Over the past few weeks we have been writing to you to give you advance notice of our system upgrades. These have been short interruptions.....

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WAMITAB UPDATE

06/08/2018

Later this year WAMITAB is due to update the question bank for the multiple choice TCM assessment. I have today spoken to WAMITAB to ask when this will be & whether updated revision guides will be available.

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FIRE WARNING FROM THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

06/08/2018

With the continuing hot & dry weather, the EA is advising that waste site fires are increasing. So VRA members are warned to be particularly vigilant. VRA will be focusing again on FPP in the next few months, as this is again becoming an issue. In particular we will be looking at small sites, salvage racking & site drainage.

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SALVAGE CATEGORIZATION TRAINING

06/08/2018

The latest version of the UK Salvage Code of Practice introduced the term Appropriately Qualified Person who decides into which of the four categories a particular item of salvage belongs. An appropriately qualified person is someone who has a comprehensive technical eduction and training record, relevant to motor vehicle repair, and will determine, and be responsible for, the salvage category given specific circumstances such as type of damage i.e. impact, fire, electrical, hybrid drivetrain, water or contamination.

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ARA 75TH ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPO - ORLANDO, FLORIDA - & ROAD TRIP

17/07/2018

The 75th annual ARA Convention & expo takes place October 31st - November 3rd 2018 in Orlando, Florida. For more information & a provisional schedule see the enclosed leaflet. If you're interested, contact Andy Latham (andy@salvagewire.com)

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ELV DIRECTIVE REVIEW

16/07/2018

The ELV Directive, when introduced, included a date by which the functioning of the Directive would be reviewed, to ensure that it was working as had been envisaged. That date was December 2020. At last week’s CARS2018 show..............

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CARS2018 - WERE YOU THERE?

13/07/2018

Even though it was a 2-day event, I still didn't get a chance to speak to everyone there. Apologies if I missed you or we got interrupted/ side-tracked! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for images of the show....

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