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10 November 2015

In June 2014, members of the FEM (European Materials Handling Federation) Elevation Equipment Product Group issued new guidelines for customers, specifiers and end-users of dock levellers. ALEM updates us on what impact this has had on industry and the implications of non-compliance.

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04 November 2015

UKWA’s Peter Ward became CEO of UKWA in January 2015. He takes a look back at the last year in logistics - the first year of his tenure.

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03 November 2015

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has published a digestible and visually representative infographic detailing the findings of its Vision 2035 policy series.

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03 November 2015

HSE praises materials handling industry for 'heartening work' tackling health and safety issues.

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02 November 2015

Western Business Events is delighted to announce a strong line-up for 2016's Safer Logistics Seminar and Feature area at The Health & Safety Event.

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28 October 2015

Load signs need careful scrutiny by the customer to ensure that they actually do help protect workers from injury. Alan Worrell of SEMA’s Technical Committee clarifies end users’ responsibilities and summarises the origins and value of this key piece of signage.

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27 October 2015

Alongside the driver shortage, the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is considered one of the biggest challenges currently faced by transport managers, according to the FTA Transport Manager Survey 2015. Laura Nelson, managing director of leading Driver CPC Consortium, RTITB, says transport managers should use it to their advantage.

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27 October 2015

The PPMA Show 2015 returned to the NEC from the 29th September - 1st October, with more than 1,000 leading packaging and processing machinery manufacturers represented at the show and providing a platform to showcase the latest technological innovations and discuss key business opportunities with more than 7,500 visitors.

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23 October 2015

The FSDF is the sole trade body which represents and supports the interests of the entire food logistics industry.

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23 October 2015

A survey carried out by the Fork Lift Truck Association has revealed that 84% of supervisors and managers that hire fork lift trucks incorrectly thought that the hire company was at least partially accountable for ensuring their truck holds a current Report of Thorough Examination…when the obligation actually lies with them.

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23 October 2015

Rachael Dillon, the Freight Transport Association’s climate change policy manager, looks at ways in which the FTA can help with some of the environmental challenges faced by the logistics industry.

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23 October 2015

Andrew Wright, LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) learning and development manager urges the industry to inspire a new generation of overhead lifting equipment engineers.

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22 October 2015

Online retail is a sector that’s hugely reliant on technology in order to function effectively and efficiently. Consequently, there is an awful lot of jargon that we in the industry become used to and assume everyone understands says Andrew Starkey, head of e-fulfilment, IMRG.

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22 October 2015

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) reminds users to inspect and maintain mobile elevating working platforms.

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22 October 2015

Peter Harvey, Chief Executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association, looks at the key issues affecting fork truck safety and outlines its most ambitious safety initiative yet: the Safer Site Programme.

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Supplier Advertorials

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21 November 2014

Then you should speak to the UK experts for specialist materials handling equipment.

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21 November 2014

With the August 2014 acquisition of PowerCell Industrial Battery Engineers reinforcing the 2011 purchase of Battery Power Systems, Manbat Industrial has become a major force in the industrial battery supply and service sector.

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24 November 2014

Tires on forklifts play a critical role in their safe use says Trelleborg Wheel Systems; after all they are the only part of a forklift that is in constant contact with the ground.

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21 November 2014

At Windsor, our aim is to provide the best quality local service on a national level.

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24 November 2014

Global automation business, Swisslog, celebrates the recent sale of its 1,000th AutoStore robot.

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24 November 2014

SDI Group is a £60 million global integrator of automated material handling systems specialising in the fast moving world of fashion retail. With over 30 years of experience in designing, fabricating and installing complex conveyor, sortation and order picking solutions, the company is one of the world’s leading providers of technologically advanced systems for both hanging garments and flat goods.

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21 November 2014

Moving heavy loads through manufacturing and production processes has never been easier, safer or more efficient as a result of Solving’s dedication to the development of specialised handling equipment.

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24 November 2014

Established in 1985 and about to celebrate 30 years in business, BID Group Ltd, formerly known as Bolton Industrial Doors, is a renowned door maintenance and repair business.

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24 November 2014

WITRON designs and realises highly dynamic order picking solutions for retail and industry. Handling and picking a high number of different SKU’s in an optimised way is the great strength of WITRON.

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21 November 2014

IMPCO are the world market leaders in the field of dedicated gaseous fuel systems delivering on best performance, durability, reliability and support. Their products enable OEM’s across Europe and globally to comply with strict emission and safety regulations.

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21 November 2014

Based in Milton Keynes, KASTO Ltd is best known for the supply of sawing machines and storage systems manufactured by its parent company in Germany.

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21 November 2014

One constant that has distinguished Volkswagen Industrial engines as they have evolved through the years is “world class quality”

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21 November 2014

When SBH UK & Ireland wanted a complete storage solution for its new National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Walker Park, Lancashire, it turned to BITO Storage Solutions. In addition to pallet racking and boltless shelving BITO provided pallet and carton live storage, integrated with a Dematic conveyor system, as well as designing a multitiered mezzanine to house it.

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21 November 2014

When protecting your workers in hazardous and high level environments, AJAX Safe Access has the solution. The safe access systems and handling solutions produced by AJAX create safe working environments and eliminate the hazard of falls from height; the most common cause of injury in the workplace.

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21 November 2014

Ever wondered why your average LPG cylinder has only one valve and no fuel level indicator? Is it to make life more interesting for drivers? Playing a constant game of when to exchange the cylinder? Exchange too early and risk wasting gas and costing money, leave it too late and risk coming to a complete standstill, disrupting productivity and again, costing money.

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HSD Guide 2016

Welcome to The Essential Guide to Handling, Storage & Distribution - in association with Handling & Storage Solutions.

The aim of the guide is to provide a free reference tool containing all the industry’s essential associations, their view of the sector and how they can help your business.The guide also contains information provided by leading equipment suppliers, many of whom are members of at least one of the associations.

Between them, there are unlikely to be any materials handling or logistical problems they cannot solve. We trust you will find this year’s guide useful.

To view the online, interactive version of the HSD Guide, click here. We trust you will find this year's guide useful.

Simon Duddy
Editor
HSD Guide
sduddy@western-bp.co.uk

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