The Fork Lift Truck Association is putting safety firmly on the agenda again this year, with the announcement of its national Safety Conference 2010.
Taking place on September 22nd, at Warwick University, the Safety Conference is an essential event for all companies interested in the safe operation of fork lift trucks and other workplace transport.
The FLTA has now revealed that the theme of the event will be The Bigger Picture, with a focus on the issues that relate directly to management. Subjects will include strategic planning, insurance and legal issues – including corporate manslaughter – supervisory issues and training. A full line-up of speakers and specific topics will be confirmed over the next few weeks.
Last year, the FLTA disclosed that the fork lift truck fatality capital of the UK is the small borough of Halton in Cheshire. This, the Association claims, goes to show that any business in any region, large or small, can suffer from a lack of safety stringency.
Chief executive David Ellison says: "This conference is aimed at all levels of management and all sizes of company. A director of a multinational organisation is just as vulnerable as the owner of a small company in Halton or anywhere else. Every aspect of the operation of fork lift trucks has hidden hazards and is engulfed in legislation. It is the director, senior manager or owner who will be held responsible when things go wrong!"
The FLTA will be building on the success of last year’s Conference, which was delivered to a capacity audience. Mr. Ellison continues: "This year’s Safety Conference promises to be the best yet. We have already lined up some extremely highly-regarded speakers, and the subjects they’ll be covering are as hard-hitting and up-to-the-minute as ever.
The conference will again be sponsored by Calor. Their generous support helps us to keep the delegate price at a relatively low level – just £107.00 plus VAT for non-members.
"We’ll be revealing the full programme in a few short weeks, but booking is available now. Last year the Conference sold out in record time, so please do book early to avoid disappointment!"
To see more about this year’s Safety Conference and to book your place, please visit www.fork-truck.org.uk/safety-conference. The FLTA can be contacted on 01256 381441, or by writing to Fork Lift Truck Association, Manor Farm Buildings, Lasham, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5SL.