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Safer Logistics showcases educational talent at The Health and Safety Event 2016

29 January 2016

The Safer Logistics seminar and feature area returns to The Health and Safety Event 2016 on 22nd to 24th March.

Building on its debut last year, the educational area will showcase partners who will provide timely and topical presentations to help visitors tackle the safety challenges in warehousing and logistics.

The aim of the Safer Logistics seminar and feature area is to encourage those in the supply chain sector to take a proactive approach to safety. Unfortunately, the warehouse and logistics sector still suffers from too many serious health and safety incidents despite initiatives to drive up standards in recent years.

Sponsored by Toyota Material Handling UK and A-Safe, this year’s event features support from a number of respected industry bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) and RTITB (formerly the Road Transport Industry Training Board).

Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA said: “It is increasingly accepted that companies who take health and safety seriously are likely to be more operationally efficient than those who fail to consider the wellbeing of their workers. By making the commitment to workplace health and safety, logistics companies not only reduce the chances of an accident occurring on site, but also ensure that their facilities are operating at maximum efficiency and profitability.”

Additionally, Peter Harvey, CEO of the FLTA commented: “When it comes to improving safety on a site, one of the biggest challenges affecting users is how to effectively manage ‘change’ in their organisations. Another is how to convince those affected that new ways of working are better or safer than those that preceded them. Strong and active leadership from management is vital. By supporting an initiative from the very top, you demonstrate you are taking safety seriously, and it bestows a sense of focus and direction that is key to getting staff fully on board.”

Free to attend, The Health and Safety Event is joined by co-located exhibitions – Maintec 2016 and Facilities Management 2016, ensuring that any visitor will maximise the time they spend attending the NEC.

The full seminar programme for the three day event can be viewed online at: www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk