Code of Practice for the Express delivery sector is evolving within the IoC.

Born from the three T themes - Transport, Taylor and Trailblazer. Compliance, employment status and training.  

Heads of Industry IoC round-table Oct 17 took the first steps to review an outline for a code of practice for the Express delivery sector with Transport Minister John Hayes.

A code of practice launching in 2018 will encompass the new TfL two-wheeler training, supporting safety, efficiency and clean air for London. The IoC code of practice will reflect on Taylor review, self-employment and working practice.

The IoC code will go beyond present compliance, a commercial rider will be expected to have passed both their CBT and  theory test as a minimum standard. Other items under the new code will relate to commercial insurance and further focus on the safety of the final mile consumers - including a DBS check to provide best practice for the Express sector.

Powered two-wheeler accidents on the rise, IoC talks with the Transport Minister John Hayes and TfL, alongside the October heads of industry meeting resulted in the first foundations of a code of practice for Express delivery,  An express delivery courier will  be expected to have passed both their CBT and theory test before conducting paid, professional delivery work on a powered two wheeler.

Motorcycle riding standards are key to safety in London, the theory test passed should be a minimum standard before using a powered two wheeler for work.

Presently an individual can complete their CBT,  ride a powered two-wheeler and not have to have passed their theory  knowledge of the Highway Code. The IoC code will set theory test passed as a minimum standard in its 2018 code of conduct for express delivery.

 

Express sector's Taylor Review submission is ready for you to read. Click below to view what the sector says about worker status in Express

Read the Taylor Review Submission

Powered two wheeler accidents on the rise, IoC talks with the Transport Minister John Hayes and TfL, alongside the October heads of industry meeting resulted in the first foundations of a code of practice for Express delivery,  An express delivery courier will  be expected to have passed both their CBT and theory test before conducting paid, professional delivery work on a powered two wheeler.

Motorcycle riding standards are key to safety in London, the theory test passed should be a minimum standard before using a powered two wheeler for work.

Presently an individual can complete their CBT,  ride a powered two wheeler and not have to have passed their theory  knowledge of the Highway Code. The IoC code will set theory test passed as a minimum standard in its 2018 code of conduct for express delivery.

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A IoC heads of Industry – a room rich and full of operators for express - the three T's Transport, Taylor & Trailblazer with national speakers

DWP, BIS IFA, TfL & TfGM at the IoC Heads of industry fellows round table event. Transport, Taylor & Trailblazer covered all key issues leading to the vision of a sector code of conduct for 2018.

 

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Transport, Taylor & Trailblazer to set the foundations for a Sector code of practice in express and courier for 2020.

A top level line up of govt depts. Is showcased in the draft agenda below. The key briefing in express sector for 2017 at the IoD Pall Mall; do not miss this date, It’s a double diary win to attend the evening's National Courier Awards.

Govt dept. briefings will set the context for round tables to review the foundations for a courier and express sector code of practice for 2020.

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Who's Who turn out to face the challenge of what is employment status in the express sector of courier. The Government's Taylor Review has looked at the evolving gig economy, conventional PAYE, self-employed and then worker as a status in the grey area inbetween. Where does Express fit ?

 

 

 

 

STOP PRESS: 11:15am Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Taylor Review Published

 

Read the Taylor Review Final Report

 

Express sector's Taylor Review submission is ready for you to read. Click below to view what the sector says about worker status in Express

 

Read the Taylor Review Submission

 

Carl Lomas IoC Chair,

Our sector has mixed platforms of employment, operators often have PAYE and self-employed drivers, and some drivers work for more than one company; some drivers may even work in different status for different company. May 2nd Heads of Industry is about the views of the operators. From a recent IoC survey, the round-table and one-to-one interviews, the IoC will submit a response to the Taylor Review.

Professor Tracey Worth leads the round-table questions for the IoC

  1. What characteristics do you most value in your final mile drivers ?
  2. What do you think are the main reasons why your couriers choose their employment status ?
  3. How do you deal with none profitable routes in low density geographics, out of hours ? Lifestyle ?
  4. Why have you chosen mixed employment status for your fleet ?
  5. How do you deal with an unprofitable job in the wrong direction ?
  6. Is there favouritism in allocation of jobs in your driver fleet ?
  7. 84% of operators surveyed agree there should be a code of conduct: what employment characteristics would you want to see in that code of conduct ?

 

Read more about the Taylor Review

 

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