GXO is on a structured programme to humanise its health, safety and well-being culture, by bringing to life the importance of protecting colleagues, customers and suppliers. We’ve made significant progress in changing the culture from compliance based to behaviour focussed. As a result of our efforts we have met our safety goals, and more importantly, we engaged our colleagues like never before.
Loading bays are serious accident blackspots. Loading dock accidents, especially in busy distribution centres, are a frequent, costly and potentially devastating work place occurrence. Not only do they account for a significant level of all workplace incidents, loading docks are the scene of a high number of major injuries and fatalities, often of a shocking nature. Yet reliable solutions do exist to prevent the most common and most serious causes of major accidents in the warehousing and logistics sectors, such as trailer creep and premature driveaway. Vincent Tremouilhe and Marc Kennedy, both from GMR Safety - the Canadian manufacturer of wheel-based vehicle restraints, will highlight the practices and equipment that improve loading bay safety in your facility.
GMR Safety will also be joined by customer Dirk Liesens, Site Manager at DSV - Global Transport and Logistics.
Join Alison Phillips, the Head of Fire Safety Risk Management, Ocado, to hear about the lessons learned from the Andover fire in 2019 and hear how these lessons have enabled the business to become a leader in fire prevention and mitigation.
Alison Phillips is an innovative Risk Engineer with a career spanning over 20 years. She has held dynamic roles within consultancy, financial services and working directly for clients. Alison is now spearheading the fire safety strategy within Ocado Group.
Hundreds of avoidable accidents happen every year due to the misuse of forklift trucks. Long loads in particular are often handled incorrectly, despite the fact there is a machine built for the job… Baumann sideloaders discuss the three ways in which the majority of accidents happen and the key to safer handling for long load applications such as timber, steel, plastics and concrete.
Matt Birtles will highlight the use of the MAC tool specifically for assessing manual handling in logistics, demonstrating the Variable Manual Handling Assessment Chart (V-MAC) tool for more accurate risk assessment and prioritisation of tasks.
Matt is an experienced Principal Ergonomist who has focussed on the development and application of workplace MSD risk assessments and risk reductions for HSE for 20 years. As part of this, he has developed and delivers training courses on workplace MSD risk management, leads HSE’s ergonomics consultancy services, supports HSE Policy on MSDs and has provided ergonomics guidance in most industrial sectors in the UK and internationally.