As safety is so crucial in materials handling and logistics, the Talent in Logistics Conference agenda has been designed to help training professionals and managers acquire new knowledge and skills to support safe forklift operations.

Warehouse Managers, Training Managers, Health and Safety Managers, Instructors and Forklift Truck training providers, cannot afford to miss the only conference completely dedicated to training, development and best practice in logistics. 

The Talent in Logistics Conference agenda for 2018 includes a wide range of sessions to support materials handling learning and development professionals. Seminar highlights include:

Forklifts, warehousing and racking: Emergency actions when the worst happens

In this unique seminar, delegates can hear first-hand how Shropshire Fire & Rescue rescued a forklift driver after 9 hours trapped in a haulage firm’s warehouse after their racking collapsed in 2016.

Group Commander Neil Griffiths will provide details about the rescue and how local and national assets were used to achieve the end result.

Forklift training myths – when to train, when not to train

Over compliance costs businesses just as much as non-compliance.

This session led by Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB, the preferred workplace transport training accrediting body, will explore the myths around material handling equipment training and dispel the common misconceptions.  Visitors to the conference can attend this seminar to learn how to save money and improve safety by only training when it is really needed.

Handling health and safety injury claims

Andrew Hopkin, Partner at national law firm Browne Jacobson is an expert in prosecutions brought by regulators such as the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).  In this seminar, he will provide practical tips on achieving compliance.

Delegates will also learn what to expect following a workplace transport accident, how to handle HSE investigations and what employers should and shouldn’t do post incident.

At the Talent in Logistics Conference, there will also be a live demonstration of how to conduct a correct pre-use inspection – a vital element of safe operations – on a TX counterbalance truck from UniCarriers UK Ltd.  Plus, delegates will be able to visit the Information Zone, an exhibition area where businesses can meet reputable suppliers from the transport and logistics training industry.

The conference takes place on 21st June 2018 at the Telford International Centre and spaces are filling up fast. Materials Handling & Logistics are delighted to be supporting this year’s event as a key media partner.

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Visitors can also purchase tickets to attend the Talent in Logistics Awards 2018.  Taking place on the same day at the same venue, the awards will celebrate, recognise and reward the individuals, teams and organisations committed to excellence in training and development within forklift operations and materials handling. 

Find out more at, where tickets to attend the award dinner, hosted by UK TV personality Jeff Stelling, can also be purchased.  Those attending both events can benefit from a special discounted ticket price.

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