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Welcome clarification from West Midlands Police re load specifics for C&U notifications

22 Feb 2024 12:47 | Anonymous

The association is pleased to report clarification received from West Midlands Police regarding abnormal load description on notification submissions.  Members had reported that West Midlands Police were requiring full descriptions including particulars, description and profiles of all loads that were being notified, this was in addition to the dimensions given for the load carrying AILV.

After engagement with West Midlands Police, we have received the following “I can confirm, that based on feedback from the HTA and its’ members, we have now changed our working practices and no longer require or ask for load detail specifics on Con & Use notifications.  Although this is helpful for us in planning, the HTA and its members are right in that, that detail is not required in law”

However, to be clear, Schedule 5 of STGO Regs 2003 para 4 part C still do require the particulars, description and profile of any load moved under STGO (although, specifics on the make and model of the load are not required as not covered in legislation).

We welcome this clarification and change in working practices from West Midlands Police, this will help members reduce administrative burden that the prior position had brought.

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