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National Fork Truck Safety Conference Gets CPD Seal Of Approval
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has been awarded continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation for its National Fork Truck Safety Conference, which will be held at Loughborough University on 23 September.
As a registered CPD provider the FLTA can now award 4 hours of CPD credits to Conference attendees.
The National Fork Truck Safety Conference, which is one of the most important safety events in the materials handling calendar, is on a roll as it has also been named as a Finalist in the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2015.
FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey puts this success down to listening to those who work on or around fork lift trucks every day and sharing their tried and tested solutions to safety issues.
He explains: “The conference will focus on peer-to-peer presentation - sharing best practice in a bid to reduce the stubbornly high levels of injuries, damage and death in premises of every size and in every sector.”
“Although it is widely accepted that the causes of FLT accidents never change, there is a tide of opinion – with the FLTA at its forefront – that for real change to occur, what’s needed is a change in awareness, attitudes and company culture.”
Speakers will highlight the importance of creating an environment where poor practice is simply not acceptable. The aim is to make everyone feel involved in the safety culture and responsible for policing it.
Peter continues: “The CPD accreditation underpins the value of what is being shared during the day. Whilst the role of the conference as a professional learning and development tool has always been valued by attendees, it is great to get this formalised – both for the FLTA and for delegates.”
The theme of the Conference is 3600 Safety – A holistic approach to fork lift truck safety. An approach driven by the FLTA not only through this Conference but also via its online Safer Site Program.
The Fork Lift Truck Association is the UK’s independent authority on fork lift trucks. For more information, please visit www.fork-truck.org.uk or call 01635 277577.
Behind every great safety initiative there’s a great safety champion and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), thinks it’s about time that they received the industry-wide acclaim that they deserve.
Does your company have a special individual that deserves recognition for going that extra mile and leading the way when it comes to improving safety at your site? Then put them in the running and they could be crowned FLTA Safety Champion at the Continuous Professional Development accredited-FLTA National Safety Conference at Loughborough University on 23rd September 2015.
FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey explains: “The Safety Champion Award, sponsored by Briggs Equipment UK, recognises those who have shown exemplary commitment to positive change at their site in making it a safer place to be for all who work on or in close proximity to fork lift trucks.
“It takes real determination to drive change and be the stand-out voice, sometimes in the face of opposition by people who resist change of any sort. These are the leaders and innovators that we want to acknowledge for their efforts, and hopefully it will also encourage other people to be bold and lead safety advances at their site”.
Peter continues: “The Award is open to companies of all shapes and sizes, in all sectors. To enter, simply tell us, in 300 words or fewer, why you or the person you are nominating should be the FLTA Safety Champion 2015. Hint: be specific about how risk has been reduced on site. For example, did you engage employees with a fork lift safety campaign or come up with a new operational measure that is now incorporated into your operational routines?
“In addition, companies may provide supporting photos, video clips or other documentation with their online entry.”
Igloo Turns Up The Heat With New Superhero Brand Campaign
Employees at refrigerated courier experts Igloo have been transformed into superheroes as part of its new brand campaign.
The new campaign reflects a major investment by Igloo in its fleet of vans, IT infrastructure and customer service support.
A short film on the company’s new website shows key members of staff employing different super powers to ensure that urgent deliveries get through to clients in ice cold condition.
The fun film also showcases Igloo’s expanded fleet of vehicles that includes four new Mercedes Sprinter Vans and four Mercedes Box Vans. This investment, in addition to previous new vehicles, increases the Igloo fleet by 20% to support the continued growth of the business.
Alistair Turner, CEO of Igloo, said: “We are starting a new chapter in the growth of Igloo by investing in our people and the service we provide.
“For the last 10 years Igloo has been committed to delivering an exceptional refrigerated delivery service. With an ever increasing list of satisfied clients our expanding delivery network is growing from strength to strength.”
Igloo’s new vehicle fleet offers increased loading capacity and greater versatility including better temperature control, with three different temperature regimes in separate compartments.
Alistair Turner added: “We have increased our capacity to move products around the Igloo depot network and introduced temporary inflatable cold storage at our HQ in Watford to provide additional capacity during peak trading.”