Campaign on workplace safety

Reading, Berkshire, UK: The Food Storage and Distribution Federation is to tackle the high rate of accidents in the food logistics industry, which sees 200 people struck by forklifts and other vehicles every year.

The federation has set up a the technical and safety committee to provide information about legislation and safety regulations, and share best-practice. 

Chris Sturman, the federation’s chief executive says: “Health and safety in the workplace is such an important issue, historically and currently, and the FSDF’s technical and safety committee represents the future. It demonstrates the prowess, knowledge and experience of highly professional individuals with a great depth of experience in the food and drink logistics supply chain.

The committee has produced The Loading Bay Safety Guide, which highlights hazards and advises how to avoid injuries and death,
“It is essential that the risks surrounding these systems are recognised and managed correctly to ensure any risks to the health of workers dealing with explosive substances are eliminated,” Sturman says.

Technical and safety matters will also be part of the FSDF’s annual conference run organised in conjunction with the British Frozen Food Federation.

The Food Supply Chain Excellence – Challenges and Opportunities conference takes place on 1 October 2012 in Nottingham. Sessions also cover Climate Change Agremeents and ammonia-driven refrigeration plant regulations.

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