As a Health and Safety Manager or Trainer, leading best practice in your logistics sector business, you understand the importance of training, but do you know how it helps to maximise your people and processes in your business?
- It helps take care of your people
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the logistics sector has a worse-than-average health and safety record. The latest Labour Force Survey showed that the rate of non-fatal injuries and musculoskeletal disorders is almost double the all-industries rate.
Training plays a vital part in enforcing and improving health and safety in any logistics operation. Non-fatal injuries and musculoskeletal disorders can be reduced, or avoided altogether, with relevant and regular training. Keeping up to date with the latest trends in training, as well as the current legislation, regulation and best practice, is key.
- It boosts efficiency…if done correctly
Correctly trained people are not only safer and healthier, they also tend to be more productive. They are better engaged in their daily activities and operate more efficiently, which positively impacts the whole organisation.
Engaging and appropriate training helps your people to understand processes and best practice. It also helps minimise damage to equipment and stock and reduces risk of illness or injury, maximising attendance and operational uptime.
- It promotes pride and motivation
Investing in training shows your people that you value their wellbeing and their hard work and helps to keep them engaged, motivated and aware. Why not go the extra mile and recognise and reward their efforts by entering them for an award?
Industry awards tend to be more focused on the achievements of a company than the people behind it, but nominating individual people for awards helps to show acknowledgement and appreciation of their personal achievements. Not only will this help boost staff morale, but also allow your business to showcase your best asset – your hard-working people!
The Talent in Logistics Awards on 22nd June 2017 will celebrate people in UK logistics including those working in health and safety. Why not come along for a chance to network with your peers, suppliers and potential customers? The Awards take place over a three-course dinner and drinks reception and will be hosted by renowned comedian, and BBC TV star, Tim Vine. Book your ticket now.
Or why not celebrate with your whole team and book a table of 10?
On the same day, at the free Talent in Logistics conference, speakers will explore how better training can help Musculoskeletal challenges for LGV Drivers and MHE Operators, and address ways to help support and improve the mental health of your LGV Drivers. Among other industry-focused topics, a dedicated free session will also look at “The New Health and Safety Executive Strategy: How Can Logistics Training Support the Strategy?”