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FSDF launches flagship health and safety leadership programme

09 January 2014

The Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) has launched a flagship health and safety leadership programme, designed to provide a 'highly visible declaration of the FSDF’s leadership' for members committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all involved in the food storage and distribution industry sector.

Incorporating all levels from business leaders to shop floor individuals, the programme is said to mirror the aims of the wider HSE strategy in encouraging continuous improvement, accountability and recognition of the wider perspective regarding health and safety. It will also highlight the need to actively support and share best practice to improve the health and safety performance within the industry.

Following the launch of the programme on 1st January 2014, a number of companies have already signed up, including Reed Boardall, Cold Move and Partner Logistics.

Jon Miles, head of UK Operations for Partner Logistics, said: "We believe the industry needs to do more and initiatives such as the leadership programme provided by the FSDF are key to driving improvements and maintaining the levels of safety for everyone in our industry. Also, the programme offers us the ability to benchmark our own health and safety performance against both our sector and the logistics industry as a whole, which is something we are very keen to do as part of our ongoing H&S strategy as a business.”

Chris Sturman, CEO at FSDF, added: "It is important for organisations to accept that health and safety is an ongoing priority and one which requires a continuous commitment from all levels of an organisation. We have designed the FSDF health and safety leadership programme for those member companies who are progressively and proactively seeking to improve and maintain their own health and safety performance at the highest levels, as well as offer visibility of their achievements to the HSE and the industry at large."

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