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Yardsperson / Relief Driver

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Chandlers Ford Pump Hire
Business Unit:
Pump Rental Solutions
Salary Details:
£Competitive rate in line with skills and qualifications
30 Sep 2021
Our Business

Founded in 1946, Selwood is a £90m turnover company employing 500 staff throughout its nationwide network of branches and is one of the largest privately owned companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries.

Selwood has developed a specialist pump hire division and is currently the No. 1 Pump Hirer in the UK with an unrivalled depth of technical pumping expertise and the largest and most modern fleet.

With a foundation of 75 years within our industry, Selwood continues to be an innovative business responding to meet the needs of our clients with cutting edge approaches to customer service, product development, manufacture and service.

About The Role
To support the operations of our busy Pump hire branch, Selwood are inviting applications for the position of Yardsperson / Relief Driver to join our friendly team based our at our branch site in Chandler's Ford 
This role will provide vital support to the branch operations and will be yard based assisting with various duties in conjunction with the loading and unloading of lorries to ensure timely delivery of our pumps and associated equipment in time to meet our customers expectations.
Task and Responsibilities within the yard:
  • To keep the yard and workshops in a clean and tidy state at all times.
  • To assist with loading and unloading of vehicles, checking against paperwork, missing, damages and fuel charges when needed.
  • To assist fitting staff when required, with tasks as instructed, i.e. lifting, moving, in depot or on-site.
  • To clean hire equipment prior to entry to workshop, using pressure/steam-cleaning equipment.
  • To be polite and co-operative with staff/customers, and, when on-site, be aware of promoting the Company.
  • To be able to communicate accurately to your supervisor, work colleagues and customers re job specifications when required e.g. ETA’s and missing and damaged items, obtaining signatures and names when delivering/collecting.
  • To comply with all PPE requirements for Selwood or site regulations

Duties within LGV coverage:

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Carry out work in compliance with Department of Transport Regulations and The Highway Code, having regard for personal safety, the safety of the workforce and the general public.
  • Ensure an understanding of, and full compliance with, Tachograph operation and drivers’ hours’ legislation, including digital tachographs.
  • Maintain an understanding of, and full compliance with, the Working Time Directive for mobile workers.  Employees must observe all statutory break periods defined under the WTD for mobile workers and must set the tachograph to record all breaks.  Driver’s hours rules must also be observed, and take priority over WTD rules meaning that if a break is not due under WTD rules but is due under Drivers Hours rules then the break must still be taken.      
  • Carry out a risk visual assessment prior to loading and unloading activity takes place, including a risk assessment of any parking/stopping place.
  • Ensure all loading and unloading activity is carried out in a safe and efficient manner.  All loads are to be positioned and secured safely and correctly to avoid overloading any of the axles and to avoid any possibility of the load moving during transit. This could include manual handling of hoses.
  • Provide safe installation of pumping equipment by the use of lorry mounted crane.
  • Carry out daily maintenance and defect checks of the vehicle in accordance with the Daily Vehicle Defect Check Report and report any defects promptly to the Manager.  Continually monitor the vehicle throughout the day for any signs of defects developing, e.g.: any warning lights illuminating on the dash etc.
  • Be aware of the dates for the scheduled 6-weekly safety inspection timetable and liaise with the Manager, and garage to help organise booking the vehicle in to have these inspections carried out.
  • Depending on the need of the business you may be required to take part on call outs and be on the rota either regularly or on the ad-hoc basis.
  • Vehicle exterior to be washed and cab interior to be cleaned and swept out weekly so that vehicle is clean and presentable at all times.  Load bed area is also to be kept tidy and swept regularly (i.e. after each load is unloaded) to ensure no loose debris can cause a hazard to other road users or to the public, or may cause a slip or trip hazard for the driver when working on the load bed area.
  • Ensure that the Vehicle log book is maintained and held securely in the Vehicle cab. Crane maintenance schedule and Operating instructions must be placed in the log along with the LOLER test certificate for the crane, slinging and plant securing accessories including a ladder.
  • Understand that Company vehicles may be fitted with a satellite tracking device.  As well as asset control, this has the benefit of identifying the position of any vehicle/driver that has got into difficulties, in lone worker situations for example.
  • Ensure all items and quantities are matched to Branch paperwork, unless there are discrepancies upon collection which must be noted and signed for by the hirer or his representative.

Qualifications & Skills required:

  • LGV Licence with Hi-ab ( with hook)
  • Forklift Licence.
  • Previous work history within a similar environment
  • Good communicator with a can do attitude.
  • Reliability is essential for this position.
  • Physically fit due to the nature of the work within this role.
What we can offer you
Selwood are pleased to offer a competitive rate inline with skills & qualifications, Pension scheme, 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Government Childcare vouchers and free onsite parking.
This role covers Monday to Friday 40 hours a week.
Selwood support the development and training of our staff and we will provide in house courses applicable to this position.

This role is not open to Agencies - Please no calls or emails - Thank you.

The recruitment of this role will be within strict social distancing guidelines as advised by the UK Government.

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