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Acclaimed industrialist Sir John Parker joins SOE as new Patron

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) has appointed former Royal Academy of Engineering President Sir John Parker as its new Patron. Sir John will replace outgoing Patron Beverley Bell CBE, the former Traffic Commissioner, at the Society’s AGM in July.

Calls to legalise e-scooters on UK roads as protesters target Downing Street

The government has been urged to review a law that bans the use of e-scooters on UK roads.

Company fined after child killed by falling gate

A Bradford-based electric gate company has been fined after a six-year-old boy was killed playing with friends on a sliding gate.

Waste management roundtable addresses key industry challenges

A cross-selection of individuals from the public and commercial sector of waste management joined SOE and LAPV magazine for a roundtable in June at the Society’s head office.

3 reasons to become a Corporate Partner of SOE

The Corporate Partner scheme, which currently has around 60 members, was developed to provide mutually beneficial relationships between the Society and organisations who share our ethos of safety, standards and best-practice in operations engineering. Today, we give you 3 reasons why you should partner with us and why our scheme is so unique.

ADL to present on ground-breaking automated bus project at SOE Symposium

A joint Stagecoach and ADL project aims to trial automated driving on public transport and is part of a growing trend in using advanced technology to make roads safer.

Engineering giant Babcock secures £1.3bn Royal Navy ship contract

British engineering firm Babcock has been named as the preferred bidder to build five new frigates in a contract worth £1.25bn.

Bus and coach sector seeks firm government policy as industry makes emissions pledge

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), has called on the government to firm-up its policy for the PSV sector after it pledged to purchase only ultra-low or zero emission vehicles from 2025.

HSE annual workplace fatality figures show asbestos still cause of premature death in UK

Mesothelioma, a form of cancer that slowly forms over several years due to past inhalation of asbestos, still accounts for over 2,500 deaths in the UK each year.

SOE CPD-approves new CV wheel training course

SOE has approved the CPD of a new CV training course from MWheels, a wheel selection, fitting, maintenance, and compliance specialist.

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