Wednesday 15 July 2020

FTA and CILT partner on new Covid-19 guide

The Freight Transport Association has joined forces with the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) to launch the Good Practice Guide for Covid-19, a document sharing practical advice from their member organisations on how transport operators and logistics businesses can restart their operations safely, effectively and quickly as the nation emerges from lockdown.

David Wells, chief executive at FTA, said: “As logistics businesses seek to restart their operations, protecting their workforce from contracting Covid-19 is their priority. Using practical examples shared by the members of FTA and CILT, the Good Practice Guide for Covid-19 is a vital tool for transport operators and other businesses wanting to deliver safe environments for their staff and visitors to their facilities.

“The combined membership of our two organisations have a wealth of knowledge and insight spanning several different sectors; their experiences will help other businesses understand how best to implement safe practices during this unprecedented time and get their operations up and running as soon and as safely as possible.”

Designed to be used in conjunction with the official UK government guidance on Safer Workplaces, the document covers key considerations including risk assessments; social distancing in the workplace; cleaning of the workplace; and PPE and face coverings.

Kevin Richardson, the chief executive of CILT, added: “The preparation of the Good Practice Guide for Covid-19 is an excellent example of the profession coming together to share information and generate practical guidance for the logistics sector. In conjunction with official UK government guidance on Safer Workplaces, CILT, the FTA and members from both organisations have produced a document that will be of value to all of those operating in the sector to assist in the recovery and restart of activities that are essential.”

Contributions to the guide have been received from some of Britain’s biggest business names, including DHL, Wincanton, Maritime and Hermes.

The Good Practice Guide can be accessed here.

Meanwhile, the government’s guidance on Safer Workplaces can be accessed here.

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