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FTA Safety in Logistics Conference reveals focus

By Kelly Mason
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:00

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FOCUS: FTA conference takes place in June

Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) forthcoming Safety in Logistics Conference will focus on recognising the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

The event aims to ensure managers with responsibility for health and safety within transport and logistics are provided with a full insight into key industry initiatives, best practice and enforcement focus areas.

It also aims to help introduce a safety culture ‘from the top down’ is embedded in organisations.

The conference takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, on June 10.

Sally Thornley, Director of Standards, Audition and Accreditation at the FTA and Chair of the Safety in Logistics Conference, said: “Safety is the responsibility of all and this conference highlights the important role that industry leaders, policy-makers, enforcers, consigners, vehicle and equipment manufacturers, transport and fleet managers, drivers and other road users have alongside our safety professionals in identifying, minimizing and mitigating risk.”
 
The key issue of managing the risk for cyclists and other vulnerable road users will also be included within the FTA Safety in Logistics Conference programme.

Two presentations are scheduled, and will look closely at the subject from two different perspectives; that of the operators view, and the vulnerable road user distribution standard.

The two keynote speakers who will address the delegates on the issues for vulnerable road users will be Dean Clamp, SHEQ Director at Wincanton, and Christopher Snelling, Head of Urban Logistics Policy at the FTA. 
 
Other key sessions and speakers at the conference will include load securing, vehicle runaways, home deliveries, driver behaviour and multi-decked vehicles.

Places are available for FTA members at a cost of £325, plus VAT, for the first delegate and £275, plus VAT, for subsequent delegates.

Costs for non-FTA members are £385, plus VAT, for the first delegate and £345, plus VAT, for subsequent delegates.

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