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Safety in Logistics Conference 2015

Judith Hackitt

Judith Hackitt to give keynote speech at FTA conference on health and safety in logistics

JUDITH Hackitt CBE, chair of the Health and Safety Executive, will be giving an overview of the HSE’s key messages at the Freight Transport Association’s forthcoming Safety in Logistics Conference, which will take place on 9 June 2015 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

The event is aimed at ensuring that managers with a responsibility for health and safety within the transport and logistics industry are provided with all the information they need on key industry initiatives, best practice and enforcement focus areas.


The conference, which is sponsored by Brigade Electronics, Goodyear and Volvo Trucks, and supported by the IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers),will feature presentations by health and safety officials and transport operators, as well as industry experts.

In addition to the keynote address by Judith Hackitt, topics covered at the event will include: vehicle runaways; health and safety enforcement; mobile worker safety and welfare panel session; public safety and large goods vehicles; mechanical handling equipment; and safe and legal loading – from consignor to consignee.

Sally Thornley, the FTA’s director of standards, audit and accreditation who will be chairing the event, said: ‘Leadership and co-operation in the management of risk are core themes running through this year’s event, which echo those within the HSE’s Logistics Strategy, so I’m delighted that Judith Hackett will be there to set the scene for our annual safety conference.’

Places are available to FTA members at £325 plus VAT for the first delegate and £275 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; the cost for non-members is £385 plus VAT for the first delegate and £345 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.

For further information or to book a place visit:

Alternatively, call the FTA Member Service Centre on tel: 08717 112222; or email:


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