FTA highlights safety in the warehouse at Safety and Health Expo 2009 Tue May 12 14:19:00 BST 2009

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is highlighting its lift truck and racking inspections on a joint stand with the Storage Equipment Safety Service (SESS) at Safety and Health Expo 2009.

Warehouse operations present a significant safety risk. The potential failure of racking structures, hazardous lift truck operations and manual handling risks can have an enormous impact on a warehousing operation. FTA, in conjunction with SESS, can help ensure compliance and minimise risks through its inspection services, designed to fully examine the structure and functionality of racking or lift trucks.

FTA is also featuring its health and safety consultancies on the stand, along with specialist health and safety training courses and health and safety consumables. There will be a fork lift truck simulator on the stand for visitors to come and test their skills in a virtual world.

For over 40 years FTA’s inspection services have been helping companies to keep their vehicles, equipment and maintenance arrangements compliant, while adding value to their operational efficiency. FTA’s racking and lift truck inspections have received United Kingdon Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation.

For further information on FTA’s services call the Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22, or email memberservices@fta.co.uk

Notes for editors

1. The Safety and Health Expo takes place from 12-14 May at the NEC, Birmingham. FTA and SESS can be found on stand P51 in Hall 2.

2. 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.

3. For further information please contact FTA’s media team on 01892 552255/01892 552253 or, out of hours, on 07985 874248 or 07818 450425.


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