Work related stress (WRS) or stress at work accounts for 37% of all ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health. The total number of working days lost in 2015/16 was 11.7 million, with an average of 23.9 days per case. The overall economic cost to Great Britain was estimated to be over £5 billion. While the highest incidence rates are recorded in the public services – education, health and social care, prisons, emergency […]

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FSDF would like to welcome new Associate Member Inspired Energy, see below for further information regarding how they can help you with utility costs. Ben Beetham is Head of Partnerships at Inspired Energy and can be contacted here – www.inspiredenergy.co.uk/  Regardless of your utilities challenge, our team of experts can provide you with the correct solution. We will relieve you of the burden of managing the many utility cost pressures currently confronting businesses. This means you can focus on running your […]

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Following the UK’s exit from the EU, UK hauliers operating in EU countries may require new paperwork.  The Government’s ambition in negotiations with the EU is to reach an agreement which maintains the existing liberal access for commercial hauliers. This would benefit both sides and allow UK hauliers to continue to operate as they do today. Whilst the Government remains optimistic for a deal, preparations are being made for all scenarios. Community licences and ECMT permits  One possible scenario is […]

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FSDF and members have been in the news this week explaining how Brexit disruption could impact on the food supply chain. FSDF CEO Shane Brennan and Managing Director of ACS&T Malcolm Johnstone were featured The Guardian, Robert Hardy of Oakhill International featured on Sky News and BBC Radio 4. FSDF have also circulated the attached briefing that sets out the key things you need to know about the process and the withdrawal agreement itself.  FSDF Withdrawal Agreement Briefing_16 Nov 18 FSDF […]

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Workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities are frequently occurring as employers fail to check the qualifications and training credentials of agency staff working in lift truck operations, warns FSDF member RTITB. “All too often lift truck incidents hit the headlines,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB, the preferred regulatory body for workplace transport training. “Recently we have seen several cases where agency workers or temporary employees have been involved in accidents, many of which could have potentially been avoided if […]

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The latest news from the HSE concerning our industry. Companies fined after worker falls from Warehouse Racking CLICK HERE TO READ MORE Company fined after worker crushed by Forklift Truck CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  

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Attractive design meets extraordinary visibility: This double benefit offered by FSDF member Linde Material Handling’s Roadster impressed the jury at the prestigious German Design Award. The international panel of experts selected the vision-optimized version of the successful electric counterbalance truck series, Linde E20-E35, as one of the 2019 winners in the Utility Vehicles category. Wanted: High-end products with outstanding design quality that are trailblazers in the design landscape. Found: The Roadster from Linde Material Handling! The unique vehicle concept had […]

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International development organisation Transaid has delivered essential motorcycle rider training designed to reduce the risk of road traffic incidents for a group of 190 local field officers who provide support to secondary schools across Sierra Leone. The field officers use 125cc motorcycles as their primary means of transport between schools, largely on unpaved roads and tracks linking main towns with isolated rural communities. Together, they are working on the Leh Wi Lan (Let Us Learn) initiative – funded by the […]

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FSDF member Licence Bureau has made great strides in the past 12 months with three key appointments to support its expanding business portfolio and client base. The leading driver risk compliance company has made the appointments to support both its regional business development activity and its education offering. The appointments see Sam Ennis and Sam Field take up the roles of partner development manager responsible for growing and maintaining the organisations key partner relationships.   Meanwhile, Martin Starkey has assumed the […]

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Last week, the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) published Flex Assure, a voluntary Code of Conduct for DSR providers. The guideline paper, developed in collaboration with major DSR stakeholders from across the industry, including aggregators, BEIS, National Grid and Ofgem, is the regulatory step the industry has been looking for to push towards better transparency and standardisation in the energy flexibility markets. Flex Assure provides guidelines and specifies the minimum requirements for DSR providers in five areas: sales and marketing, […]

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