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Theme announced for National Forklift Safety Convention 2019

Theme announced for National Forklift Safety Convention 2019

The National Forklift Safety Convention will be held on Wednesday 30th October at the Heart of England Event and Conference Centre in Coventry.

Particular interest will focus on the presentation from Kanwal Kanda, Head of Transportation at the Health & Safety Executive, who will use the convention to announce the latest statistics from the HSE on the day of their release.

Industry-renowned behavioural safety expert Tim Marsh has been invited back by popular demand to present an extended session as key speaker at the convention.

We are extremely glad to have Professor Marsh join us at this year’s safety convention,” said Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the FLTA. “Analysing and addressing the human factor is fundamental when seeking to change the culture to one that lives and breathes on-site safety. It’s not just about systems and protocols, but very much psychology too.”

The convention will also feature presentations from speakers such as John Buckley, on behalf of event sponsor Toyota, while case histories will also be delivered at the convention, featuring Heineken and Kellogg’s, whose presentation will be based on the company’s winning Safe Site entry into the FLTA Awards for Excellence 2019.

As a highlight of the materials handling calendar, forklift owners, site managers, trainers, safety officers and operators are urged to attend the event due to the expert advice, industry news and vital learning opportunities it provides.

“The convention is invaluable as it brings the industry together for a common goal: ensuring best practice and creating safer places to work. It’s something directly relevant to every company that uses even a single forklift,” said Tim.

The convention will focus on innovative but practical real-world solutions that can be implemented on any site, often at low or no cost. It will also highlight best practice and the latest legislative changes — with an expert panel on hand to answer every imaginable question.

The FLTA is an accredited provider for continuing professional development (CPD), and the Safety Convention counts as four CPD hours for all attendees.


The convention will also include a conjoined Safety Exhibition featuring stands from a number of highly respected industry suppliers of safety products and services.

For a limited time, the FLTA are offering a 20 percent early-bird discount on tickets with code EARLY19. Normal ticket prices are £185 +VAT (£135 for members of the FLTA and its Safe User Group).

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