We’re here to learn
09 January 2020
The Safer Logistics Zone at The Health & Safety Event provides a fantastic opportunity to get practical advice that you can take back to your warehouse or logistics operation and put to good use.
The Health & Safety Event takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 28-30 April 2020. The Safer Logistics Zone is a feature and seminar area which gives hard-pressed warehousing and logistics professionals a chance to pick up advice and guidance from experts and peers who have rolled out safety initiatives in the past.
We’re delighted to partner with first-rate industry bodies to help us boost logistics safety.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) is a formidable membership organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in logistics. It constitutes the greatest resource of professional expertise within its areas of interest and has run many forums designed to promote best practice in logistics safety, raise awareness of safety concerns and influence safety improvements. This includes an excellent annual Safety Conference driven by the institute’s Transport & Logistics Safety Forum.
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) exists to maintain and raise standards in the materials handling industry and leads from the front on safety with an expansive range of initiatives that take managers and operators A to Z through forklift safety. These include the Safe User Group, the Safer Site Programme, and a top notch forklift-dedicated Safety Conference, to name just a few.
RTITB (formerly the Road Transport Industry Training Board) provide people working in the transport, warehousing and logistics industries with the tools they need for training. Thriving in its role of thought leader, RTITB offers expertise right across the logistics world from forklifts to lorries. RTITB is renowned for its Forklift Operator of the Year competition which has helped to drive safety standards among operators for many years.
The Storage Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) leads the way in warehouse storage safety, and is an authoritative voice on standards and best safety practice. SEMA runs its own annual storage safety conference which is a must-attend event for those tasked with rack safety. SEMA contains a number of key sub-groups including the SEMA Distributor Group, which is stringently audited to ensure customers are using rack patterns that meet high standards. The organisation also runs the Storage Equipment Installers Registration Scheme (SEIRS), which allows you to check if the individual installing your racking is suitably qualified.
We’re pleased to say that Toyota Material Handling UK have been signed up as sponsor for Safer Logistics at the NEC in 2020.
We will shortly reveal the full seminar programme for the event.
Simon Duddy, conference producer of the Safer Logistics Zone and Editor of Handling & Storage Solutions magazine said: “The Safer Logistics Seminar Theatre is now well established at The Health & Safety Event and we are delighted with the standard of presentations. They helped attendees learn about a wide variety of logistics safety hot spots from loading bay drive-aways to managing forklift operators and identifying risks in road transport. We will build on the success of the seminar theatre with this year’s event to ensure that safety is a ongoing concern, not an occasional exercise to be filed away and forgotten.”
The campaign focuses on what you can do, as warehousing and logistics professionals. There are clear safety first principles that are well worth repeating.
• If you doubt the safety of a working practice, stop. Talk to your supervisor or manager and agree a safe way of proceeding. Don’t carry on and hope for the best.
• No matter who you are in the management structure or workforce, take responsibility for your safety, don’t assume someone else has taken care of it.
The campaign emphasises sound, practical principles designed to tackle ignorance and complacency in the workplace. Complacency is one of the biggest dangers as logistics employees carry out repetitive tasks day-in, day-out and it is one of the toughest toughest problems to tackle. It is vital to push home the message that poor health & safety practices have no place in the modern logistics world.
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