Health and Safety in Logistics: Assessing and Avoiding Risk in Warehousing and Transportation


Health and Safety in Logistics: Assessing and Avoiding Risk in Warehousing and Transportation Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Kogan Page Ltd Pages: 464 Language: English ISBN: 9781789663273 Category:

Logistics is a complex industry that exposes employees to a whole variety of risks, such as falling from a height, poor lifting technique, unsafe use of forklifts, or inadequate fire safety provision. Work related accidents within the storage and warehousing industry remain a major issue, with many thousands of reported incidents recorded each year. Health and Safety in Logistics examines each aspect of health and safety in turn, with a focus on warehousing and transportation. Health and Safety in Logistics informs managers of the potential hazards found within the logistics industry and how they can make the workplace as safe as possible for their staff, giving them an in-depth knowledge of this vital area.

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"Jerry Rudd has brought together in a single volume a comprehensive introduction to health and safety covering the diverse aspects of the logistics sector. The provision of extensive references is especially valuable as it allows readers to identify further material when required. He has managed to present what is essentially a legal and technical subject in an eminently readable and accessible format."--James Clark, Secretary-General, British Industrial Truck Association "This book it excellent; it provides a common-sense approach to managing health and safety in the logistics sector and is a must for all those in charge of keeping warehouse staff and drivers safe at work. It is written in plain English and explains complex requirements in easy to understand language."--Ruth Waring FCILT, Compliance Director, Acumen Logistics Group "UKWA applauds Jerry Rudd for assembling this unique and invaluable compilation of expert advice and practical guidance, and highly recommends the handbook as a tool for our members and operators in the wider logistics sector that want to send a clear message to customers, suppliers and employees that they are serious about safety."--Peter Ward, Chief Executive, UK Warehousing Association

Author Biography

Jerry Rudd is a logistics consultant. He was formerly Logistics Manager at Gefco and Business Unit Director at Wincanton, working with Waitrose, Sainsbury's and British Airways.