2017 Talent in Logistics Conference Roundup

Talent in Logistics 2017 included 17 free conference sessions that made this an event not to be missed. 

Alongside the conference sessions, there were also fantastic networking opportunities and a chance to talk to logistics and transport industry experts.

Why not book your ticket to Talent in Logistics 2018 today?

The unmissable line up of conference sessions included

  1. Crowded places: protect and prepare – Scott GibbonsMatt Burgess, National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ: Up to date advice around the current counter terrorism threat, what NCTPHQ are doing with regards to crowded places, and some of the work that is taking place with the road transport industry.
  1. Driving better Health & Safety – Victoria Whitehouse, Health & Safety Executive: A session on the HSE’s model outlining the influences on human behaviour, regardless of the risk or behaviour concerned, including how businesses can categorise the influences and reflect on what they provide to their employees to ensure they are more likely to follow health and safety.
  1. How will innovation in materials handling equipment affect training in the future? – Paul Watson, Doosan Industrial Vehicles (UK) Ltd: A discussion of innovations in safety enhancements for materials handling equipment and how these features will affect training requirements in the future.
  1. How distracted are your drivers? – Abi Smith, Brake: In this session, Brake presented a hard hitting approach to the reality of distracted driving, with victim accounts, latest research, and initial guidance on the first steps a company can take to tackle this issue.
  1. Making Strategic L&D work in practice – Stuart Haden, CIPD: This session looked at L&D from a strategic perspective and offered insights into how L&D practitioners can balance the need to develop people under increasing resource and time constraints, and how to use and embrace a range of available technology.
  1. HSE strategy and sector plans – Imran Siddiqui, the Health & Safety Executive: Imran discussed the background to the draft Transport sector plan which currently focusses on improving load security, reducing the rate of ill health caused by musculoskeletal disorders and increasing engagement on work-related road risk.
  1. Discovering your strategy for sales in your training business – Peter Swanson, Dynamix / Cranfield University: Before starting any sales planning or execution, it is important to know who it is you want to sell to, what it is they are really buying from you, and how you can get the best financial outcome which is tidy, comprehensive and sustainable.
  1. The truth about forklift safety & how to make a difference – Stuart Taylor, Mentor FLT Training: Stuart highlighted the role of human error and explained how risk can be minimised with proper supervision and safety awareness training. The session explored the causes and consequences of accidents and outlined the real practical and financial costs of accidents to business, making recommendations for reducing the risk of accidents.
  1. The importance of correct pre-use inspections – Alex Samson, RTITB: According to the HSE, over 18% of lift truck incidents occur as a result of mechanical failure yet RTITB statistics show some 60+% of operators cannot carry out and record a robust pre-use inspection. Alex looked at the importance of operators completing pre-use inspections and how failure to do so can have devastating consequences.
  1. The latest developments in Large Goods Vehicle driving legislation, regulation and best practice – Richard Brewer, NRI: Are you up to date with the latest legislative and regulatory developments in the road freight transport industry? Richard talked through some of the key changes to our industry laws and best practices from the last 12 months and exploring some of the potential changes coming in the near future that the industry needs to keep an eye out for.
  1. Mental health is everyone’s business – Emma Mamo, Mind: About 1 in 4 people in the UK experience mental health problems, and this includes people from all backgrounds, working in every industry. Emma discussed the importance of understanding mental health, and offering practical advice and insight into the particular challenges faced by LGV drivers with regards to mental wellbeing.
  1. The New Apprenticeship Standards and How Employers Can Get the Best Out of Them – Allan Birch, Pearson BTEC and Apprenticeships, & John Bowman, JohnB Consulting: An overview of new apprenticeship standards and End Point Assessment, as well as useful things to consider when formulating an apprenticeship strategy for levy paying employers.
  1. Compliance, Training and How to Avoid a Public Inquiry – Jared Dunbar, Dyne Solicitors: Your obligations under the Operating Licensing Regime with regards to driver training, assessing drivers and Driver CPC, amongst other things, how to ensure you stay complaint, what you need to do to monitor your drivers and how to prevent being called to Court.
  1. Closing the disability employment gap: How logistics can help – Steve Orton, DWP Jobcentre Plus: What challenges are facing the sector and how can DWP help? The session outlined recruitment, training and, support available for people with new or acquired disability, and introduced solutions for helping to access resources and funding.
  1. 21stCentury Careers: Careers of the Future – Sharon Walpole, CASCAID Ltd: Sharon discusses the issues facing UK industry, such as an ageing workforce and the impact of technology, on careers of the future.
  1. Digital marketing for your training business – Jonathan Wagstaffe, Struto: Digital marketing, video marketing, content marketing, inbound marketing, social media marketing, AdWords, SEO – it can all appear very confusing. So, what should you care about? In this session, Jonathan looked at a digital marketing plan which you can apply to your business.
  1. The importance of material handling training in economically developing countries – Gary Forster, Transaid: In a country like Zambia, a forklift truck accident could have ramifications for the availability of medicines across the entire country. Transaid works in countries, such as Zambia, to improve HGV, passenger vehicle and forklift driver training standards. This talk explained how companies are helping to support this life saving initiative.

Don’t miss out on more insightful conference sessions at Talent in Logistics 2018. See the 2018 agenda here and book your ticket now.

 Visit www.talentinlogistics.co.uk for more information.

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