FTA Conference: Public safety on the agenda

7th May 2015

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) will place the important issue of public safety around heavy goods vehicles at the top of the agenda for the organisation's upcoming Safety in Logistics Conference 2015.

Set to take place on June 9th at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, the event will see delegates from across the spectrum of the UK transport sector come together to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing UK logistics operators today.

At the conference, a keynote address will be made by Judith Hackitt, chair of the Health & Safety Executive, as well as presentations by Abby Miller of the Home Retail Group and the FTA's head of engineering Andy Mair, all on the important issue of improving public safety.

Attendees will also have the chance to speak with representatives from several high-profile members of the UK logistics sector regarding best practice in delivering safe operations at all times for both professionals and members of the public.

FTA director of standards, audit and accreditation Sally Thornley, who will be chairing the event, said: "It is right that industry continues to do all it can to ensure safe operations, but we all have an important role to play in understanding the risks that are difficult to control and working with the public to help raise awareness."

Large goods vehicles can pose a serious risk to individuals around them when out on the roads. It is therefore essential that businesses take all necessary precautions to train their staff to act responsibly, as well as installing all necessary measures to promote safety.