FSDF member Briggs Equipment has been handed a prestigious RoSPA Silver Health and Safety award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff get home safely at the end of the working day.  The Silver Award is non-competitive and is awarded on the merits of satisfactory occupational health and safety management systems and culture, improving compliance with control measures for principle risks and actions on health issues, reducing accident rates and no fatal or major injuries due […]

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FSDF member Solomon Commercials are proud to have recently delivered a further 6 vehicles for Nicol Hughes.  The latest vehicles, build on Renault Master 4.5T Chassis cabs, are the result of continuous and detailed design and development between the two companies, and allow Nicol Hughes to fully utilise the bodies. Featuring 3 different temperature zones (frozen, chilled and ambient), the vehicle still achieves a remarkable payload of 1400kg, including driver and full tank of fuel.  The compartments are split in […]

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Croner would like to invite the FSDF Members to an exclusive complimentary employment law and health & safety seminar, being hosted by their expert speakers, Jill Coote & Amanda Chadwick. They will be sharing their insights into the employment law and health & safety trends that will affect your organisation in the near future. You will also get the chance to take part in a Q&A session with them. Topics for Discussion General Data Protection Regulation: How to manage and store staff data […]

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FSDF member Cartwright Group has delivered the first specialist aircraft ground support vehicle following its acquisition of Emtek Services last year.   The vehicle is based on an Iveco Eurocargo 18 tonne chassis, the scissor lift vehicle is designed to lift cleaning crews to aircraft doors up to a height of 6 metres. The vehicle was handed over to CCS Services at Manchester Airport to transport cleaning teams onto aircraft on the tarmac to clean the cabins during turnaround times […]

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A leak in the secondary brine coolant system caused the fatal ammonia release at the Fernie ice rink last year that killed three people. The report into the incident, released yesterday by Technical Safety BC, makes 18 recommendations to improve safety in ice rink refrigeration systems, and discusses a number of regulatory actions taken in recent months to prevent similar incidents.  In addition to the failure of refrigeration system equipment, the report pinpoints inadequate ventilation and discharge systems and operational […]

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FSDF member Frigoblock showed its clean fridges for urban distribution at the LoCity roadshow last week. Frigoblock showed a low-emission CNG-powered truck fitted with an alternator driven, all-electric and zero-emission Frigoblock HK25 fridge built for Waitrose supermarket. This environmentally sustainable refrigerated vehicle with three multi temperature compartments has been operated by the Waitrose supermarket chain and combines the diesel-alternative tractor engine technology with clean, zero emission transport refrigeration unit. This is just one of many examples of real solutions for […]

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This week I embarked on the next major phase of my career. As incoming Chief Executive of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation, I have been entrusted with the privilege of speaking for a highly specialist, and often unnoticed, group of companies that play a critical role in ensuring the Nation’s food gets from farm to fork. I arrive, and immediately the national media is splashing stories about fears of food shortages, and we are fielding calls from journalists wanting […]

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Eureka Shipping, part of SMT Shipping and the CSL Group, has based its multipurpose floating bulk terminal VESPER at the FSDF member The Port of Tilbury under a four year agreement with London Container Terminal and Cemineral. The 125m long VESPER (see images) has a storage capacity of 10,000-tonnes across its four holds.  The floating terminal is equipped to receive bulk powder from both self-discharging pneumatic cement carriers and from bulk vessels in a dust-free manner, store the material and […]

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The UK driver shortage threatens to become more acute as we approach Brexit deadlines, but SmartDrive Systems says that fleets can encourage drivers to join and remain in the industry by using proactive, intelligence led safety interventions. FSDF member SmartDrive Systems is a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency. Vice-president, EMEA, Aidan Rowsome says: “Helping drivers to be safer and improve their professionalism is an act of respect. All too often professional drivers have […]

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Following the Talent in Logistics Conference and Awards on 21st June 2018, a Steering Group of leading industry experts has been confirmed to help drive the event forward for 2019. Talent in Logistics 2019, which will take place on 27th June at Arena MK in Milton Keynes, will continue to comprise a Conference and Awards event dedicated to skills and development in the warehousing, logistics and transport sectors.  However, the Talent in Logistics Steering Committee will work alongside the event […]

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