Leading business group, FTA, and professional membership body, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), have today (20 May 2020) launched the Good Practice Guide for COVID-19 , a document sharing practical advice from their member organisations on how transport operators and logistics businesses can restart their operations safely, effectively and quickly as the nation emerges from lockdown.
David Wells, Chief Executive at FTA, comments: “As logistics businesses seek to restart their operations, protecting their workforce from contracting COVID-19 is their priority. Using practical examples shared by the members of FTA and CILT, the Good Practice Guide for COVID-19 is a vital tool for transport operators and other businesses wanting to deliver safe environments for their staff and visitors to their facilities.
“The combined membership of our two organisations have a wealth of knowledge and insight spanning several different sectors; their experiences will help other businesses understand how best to implement safe practices during this unprecedented time and get their operations up and running as soon and as safely as possible.”
Designed to be used in conjunction with the official UK government guidance on Safer Workplaces, the document covers key considerations including risk assessments; social distancing in the workplace; cleaning of the workplace; and PPE and face coverings.
Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive, CILT, says: “The preparation of the Good Practice Guide for COVID-19 is an excellent example of the profession coming together to share information and generate practical guidance for the logistics sector. In conjunction with official UK government guidance on Safer Workplaces, CILT, the FTA and members from both organisations have produced a document that will be of value to all of those operating in the sector to assist in the recovery and restart of activities that are essential.”
To view the document, Good Practice Guide for COVID-19, please visit: fta.co.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-working-good-practice-guide-for-logistics
The government’s guidance on Safer Workplaces can be viewed online here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-COVID-19
Contributions to the guide have been received from some of Britain’s biggest business names, including DHL, Wincanton, Maritime and Hermes.
FTA is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19 , Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. FTA supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit www.fta.co.uk.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the independent international professional body for individuals and companies associated with logistics and transport. It has over 33,000 members in over 31 countries worldwide. CILT(UK) is the UK territorial body of CILT, which has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world. This network of members and contacts can connect all CILT members wherever they are in the world and constitutes the greatest resource of professional expertise within our areas of interest.