Maurice Young Consulting helps FSDF win Industry Health and Safety Award

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TCS&D14The FSDF’s Technical & Safety Committee (TASC) has won the award for Health & Safety at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Awards 2014. The award ceremony took place Tuesday 16th September at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, where TASC’s Chairman Ian Hancock received the award.  Maurice Young Consulting’s principal consultant has been an active member of the TASC team since 1978 and regularly represents the FSDF on other industry working groups concerned with both technical standards and regulatory and enforcement matters concerning the temperature controlled logistics sector.

In recent years the Committee have undertaken a number of projects the main one being the TASC Seminars and the INFOCUS newsletter which are aimed at Health and Safety, Technical and Facilities Managers throughout the FSDF members’ operations.  The next of which, TASC4, is taking place on 8th October at the Deafblind conference centre in Peterborough.  TASC seminars have all been very well supported and consequently we have been able to attract a high calibre of speakers who are all recognised as ‘leaders’ within their own area of expertise to provide us with practical advice regarding those issues that currently affect the food storage and distribution industry. Book your place online or email info@fsdf.org.uk

In January the FSDF launched the Health and Safety Leadership Programme.  This initiative has been designed to provide a highly visible declaration of the FSDF’s leadership for members who are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all involved in the food storage and distribution industry sector. Currently membership of the FSDF Health and Safety Leadership Programme covers nearly 100 operational locations throughout the UK from which we have begun to collect anonymous accident statistics that will enable us to develop benchmarking data and where appropriate produce future guidance regarding ‘best practice’ for members.

The Technical & Safety Committee has also become involved in supporting the FSDF’s new Primary Authority Partnership with Slough Borough Council and will therefore be directly involved in the development of ‘assured guidance’ for members that they will be able to rely on at all their operations.

Although historically the FSDF has always enjoyed a good relationship with the HSE through our participation on a number of various ‘joint industry projects’ TASC now sits on the HSE’s Logistics Strategy Forum providing leadership for our industry sector by influencing the development of future health and safety regulations, codes of practice and enforcement strategies.

TASC continues to provide a confidential forum that enables key issues relevant to the food and drink logistics industry to be discussed and reviewed and it also enables pertinent information to be circulated to all the Federation’s members. For more information about TASC go www.fsdf.org.uk or email info@fsdf.org.uk