From Sunday 20 May 2018, a significant number of specialised heavy vehicles will fall into the scope of annual testing for the first time. To declare their weight and load most of them will need to be plated before they are tested. Reminder about the phased approach DVSA is implementing a phased approach for most vehicle types affected. This will extend the date for compliance, under certain circumstances up to 20 May 2019 at the latest. It’s based on the Vehicle Excise Duty renewal date for the […]

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FSDF member Toyota Material Handling UK has confirmed that they will sponsor this year’s Fork Lift Truck Association’s National Forklift Safety Convention. This prestigious event will take place on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at the Heart of England Event and Conference Centre. It brings together hundreds of managers responsible for ensuring operational safety so they can learn first-hand from an expert line-up of speakers. Delegates will hear experienced materials handling and safety specialists share knowledge, case studies and practical advice […]

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Specialist in the industry, FSDF member Star Refrigeration have announced the launch of their new Envi range of eco-friendly, industrial CO2 refrigeration packages to provide a long term solution for smaller scale industrial applications for temperature controlled storage and distribution, food and drink manufacturing and inline freezing and chilling. The range of pre-engineered, energy efficient industrial CO2 refrigeration packages are one of the industry’s first industrial CO2 refrigeration solutions to offer longevity along with high performance and a competitive price […]

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With less than a fortnight to go, places are filling up for the FSDF Safety Management Conference which is taking place 15th May 2018 at College Court Conference Centre, Leicester. The conference will cover some key issues that are particularly relevant to the logistics industry with some hard-hitting messages. FORK LIFT SAFETY We are delighted that Lisa Ramos has agreed to share her story with us after she was knocked down by a fork lift truck. Her husband, Dave Garton, […]

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First meeting of the group providing outside perspective to the joint review by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. The challenge group appointed to provide scrutiny to the work of an industry wide review into meat cutting plants and cold stores convened for the first time this week. The group members, who each bring a broad range of high level experience across a diverse range of public-sector roles, were welcomed into their roles by Jason Feeney and Geoff […]

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Inaccurate or slow administration for Driver CPC training results in wasted time and money for drivers and employers alike.  At the Microlise Transport Conference 2018 FSDF member RTITB will reveal the development of a new app that combats this by completely eliminating paperwork from the Driver CPC Periodic Training process. “Every year, many LGV drivers lose Driver CPC Periodic Training hours that they have already accrued, through no fault of their own,” explains Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB, the […]

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FSDF member Citation brings us some useful updates within business and health & safety, click on the links to read more. How to support employees who are carers How to report an accident in 6 simple steps The battle of the brews What to do if an employee ghosts you 8 areas that are costing your business money The cost of lateness to your business

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This year’s National Forklift Safety Convention will take place on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry. Sponsored by Toyota Material Handling UK, and supported by media partner, SHD Logistics, the event will build on the success of previous years. With delegates from across the UK in attendance, you can expect a day of fascinating presentations, insights from the industry’s leading thinkers, ingenious safety solutions, inspirational guest speakers and much more! For more information and booking […]

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