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Yard Supervisor


£15.43 per hour


Aveley, South Ockendon


Permanent Full time

Posted by

Explore Transport

Date Posted

14 Mar





Explore Plant & Transport Solutions Ltd is currently looking for a Yard Supervisor to join the team based at Aveley.

The role will help to ensure the operational elements of Explore Transport within your region are performed to exacting standards and in line with applicable legislation. Adopting a ‘can do’ approach where challenges arise and be a positive stakeholder in helping to improve operational behaviours and efficiencies.

Key Accountabilities

•Undertake the relevant test & inspection of all accessories / auxiliary equipment allocated to trucks, trailers & drivers within your depot / region ensuring full compliance

•Ensure auxiliary equipment stock levels are maintained at an agreed level (Quartermaster) – Own the issuing of and signing out of such equipment (ET & Subcontract Drivers) to ensure tight controls exist and costs are apportioned where necessary

•To assist with managing all processes attributable to the upkeep of ‘manufacturing frames’ and their associated securing equipment with regard to ‘test & inspection’ regimes, trailer transfers and securing *Worksop specific – Subject to frame ownership*

•To ensure all parked trailers are chocked & park brakes applied where applicable (LOR Depots)

•Manage timber stocks – Maintain tidy / organised approach

•To ensure ‘depot straps’ are applied where appropriate (LOR Depots)

•To marshal designated area of responsibility in terms of fleet positioning / dispatch priorities etc (Regional)

•Assist with governance of fleet compliance for base and designated satellite depots, VOR & lock trailers off etc and communicate to key stakeholders in business

•Undertake daily yard / trailer checks and cascade to the wider business – Frequency to be determined (Regional)

•Supervise depot shunting operations and trailer changeovers

•Ensure Cab / Uniform Audits are performed ensuring both drivers and vehicles adhere to Explore Transport’s exacting standards – Addressing / Escalating issues where applicable

•Understand and help develop load security best practice – Coaching and advising driver and depot teams where required

Nature and Area of Impact

•Regional / Depot specific

•To help enhance the relationships / interaction within the Explore Transport operational team, notably LGV Drivers



•Supervisory Qualification / Experience

•Banksman Qualified

•Slinger Signaller Qualified

•Telehandler / FLT Operator Qualified

•Plant Load / Secure Qualified


•CPC – National or International

•LGV Class 1 Licence

•Valid Driver Qualification Card

•Driver Assessor Qualification

•ALLMI D1+E Qualified


Sound understanding of transport legislation and operations, with supervisory / management experience


•Proficient in the use of MS Office

•Proven written, numerical, communication and verbal skills

•Accurate typing skills recognising need for attention to detail

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