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New focus on Safer Logistics

09 February 2015

Reflecting current business trends, a new Safer Logistics seminar theatre has been added to The Health and Safety Event, taking place 24-26 March 2015 at the NEC.


The aim of Safer Logistics is to encourage those in the supply chain sector to take a proactive approach to safety. Throughout the event the new theatre will feature a host of seminars providing visitors with a wealth of education and advice on tackling safety hot spots in warehousing and logistics.


Safer Logistics is officially sponsored by Alcumus, Toyota Material Handling UK and A-Safe; as well as supported by partners such as the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), and the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF). The event will include a panel discussion around the use of sprinklers in the warehouse, a seminar looking at a two-pronged approach to the management of health and safety in the road haulage sector and an exhibition area with a cross-section of product and service providers.


Chris Sturman, CEO of the FSDF said: "Having followed the Safer Logistics campaign in the media, we are very excited to see it extended into The Health & Safety Event. This is a growing exhibition, in the heartland of the UK manufacturing industry and the logistics sector and offers companies a great opportunity to become more proactive in relation to their safety practices. The exhibition dovetails well with our own initiatives such as the flagship Health and Safety Leadership Programme and the Health & Safety Awards, both of which we launched last year.”

Peter Harvey, CEO of the FLTA, added: "Fork lift trucks are the most dangerous type of workplace transport – seriously injuring as many as 800 workers each year. Engaging staff at all levels is key to reducing risk on site, so we are proud to support Safer Logistics, which shares our long-standing commitment to safety and track record for instigating change.”

The Health & Safety Event is joined by three co-located exhibitions – Maintec 2015, Facilities Management 2015, and Cleaning 2015.

The Health & Safety Event director Tim Else said: "Four complementary exhibitions and educational events under one roof at the NEC creates the central UK hub that health and safety professionals really want - in the centre of the country. Safety, facilities, maintenance and cleaning and hygiene suppliers will serve to provide a beneficial visiting experience.”

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