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Last chance to book a place at the FTA Safety in Logistics conference

With the count-down to the Freight Transport Association’s Safety in Logistics conference underway, delegates are being urged to book their place now, as the 2013 event has proved so successful that it has had to move venue.

The conference, which will now take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, on Wednesday 12 June, offers managers responsible for health and safety within road transport operations the ideal opportunity to update themselves on industry initiatives, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) strategy, best practice and enforcement focus areas, and speakers include the HSE, Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and FTA experts.

Key sessions at the conference will include:

• Road risk and driver assessment
• HSE strategy
• Coupling and uncoupling of articulated vehicles
• Improving manual handling techniques
• HSE cost recovery
• Load securing
• Reversing vehicles

The 2013 FTA Safety in Logistics conference is sponsored by Cobra UK and supported by Maple Fleet Services, the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Comments Cobra UK managing director Andrew Smith: "The FTA is the champion of the freight industry and we are proud to be a part of their upcoming Safety in Logistics event. Demonstrating our own credentials when it comes to safety, we have recently launched our new Global Live Cycle Scanner, which has been developed specifically for HGVs in response to the growing need for on board cyclist protection systems, particularly in vehicles that work predominantly in urban areas."

A few places are still available – the cost for FTA members is £325 plus VAT for the first delegate and £275 plus VAT for subsequent delegates, and for non-FTA members is £385 plus VAT for the first delegate and £345 plus VAT for subsequent delegates. Bookings of six or more will pay only £260 + VAT per delegate.

For further information or to book a place, go to http://www.fta.co.uk/events/safety_conference.html or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.

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