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12 November 2018

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 9-11 April 2019. The Safer Logistics Zone 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 on the past.

HSS magazine was inspired to launch the Safer Logistics Campaign five years ago by the Health & Safety Executive. With the remit of the HSE growing narrower, every contribution counts and the HSE has encouraged media, managers and industry bodies to show leadership and ‘be part of the solution’. As a media outlet we can help to promote health and safety awareness across the logistics and materials handling sector.

Educational partners

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 partners 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.


The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) leads on another of key issues affecting the third party logistics (3PL) sector, from lobbying Government intently on Brexit, to issuing health and safety guidance to members.

This includes providing, through a professional partner, health & safety advice and support that’s tailored to individual business needs.

We’re pleased to say that Toyota Material Handling UK have been signed up as sponsor for Safer Logistics at the NEC in 2019.

We will shortly reveal the full seminar programme for both events.

Safer Logistics Campaign

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.

To inquire about exhibiting at The Health and Safety Event contact: 

Sally Wood on 07818 574309 or email: swood@western-bp.co.uk


Ongoing Safer Logistics Campaign

At Handling & Storage Solutions magazine we recognise that a once a year hit on safety is not enough, That’s why we consistently deliver safety content in our issues and and on our website. In 2019 we will tackle a range of safety hot spots:

January: Hazardous Environments

February: Safety in the Warehouse (previewing The Health & Safety Event)

March: Safety in Flooring

April: Safer Handling

May: Loading Bay Safety

June: Safer Workforce

July / August: Forklift Safety

September: Safety in the Warehouse

October: Safer Handling

November / December: Safer Picking

The Safer Logistics Campaign will be run hand-in-hand with industry partners. For Key Sponsor & other advertising opportunities please contact Angela Lyus on 01342 836275 or email: alyus@western-bp.co.uk – Handling & Storage Solutions provides access to the Industry’s largest ABC Audited circulation of 16,000 readers.