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Utilities and civil engineering transport conferance from FTA

FTA's Essential Services Working Group and Utilities Transport Association are coming together to hold an industry conference at Stratford Upon Avon on 4 June. The event is targeted to manage risk and identify best practice, duty of care, and general compliance on environment and transport for utilities and their contactors. Between them the two groups operate a diverse cross-section of vehicles, with a combined fleet strength of over half a million.

Chaired by Colin Sowman, the editor of Plant Managers Journal, the event will feature presentations relating to occupational road risk – insurance and accident investigations; transport law – vehicles, drivers, operator licensing, digital tachographs, Driver CPC; the safe loading of vans; corporate manslaughter; and environmental issues. VOSA will present on the recently signed Memorandum of Agreement and Service Level Agreements with industry and discuss how VOSA will implement these pledges into a closer working relationship with the utility and civil engineering sector.

Registration costs £199 (plus VAT) for ESWG/UTA members; £299 (plus VAT) for standard FTA members; and £360 (plus VAT) for non-members. Discounts are available for multiple registrations. For further information call Tracy Tingley on 01892 552337 or the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 112222

Further details can be found on FTA's website www.fta.co.uk under 'Events'.

The Freight Transport Association represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. FTA members operate over 220,000 goods vehicles – almost half the UK fleet. In addition they consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and over 70 per cent of sea and air freight. FTA's website can be found at www.fta.co.uk

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