FTA and professional membership body The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have launched the Good Practice Guide for COVID-19,
The document shares practical advice on how operators and logistics firms can restart their operations safely, effectively and quickly as the nation emerges from lockdown.
“As logistics businesses seek to restart their operations, protecting their workforce from contracting COVID-19 is their priority,” said David Wells, chief executive at FTA. “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.
Contributions to the guide have been received from some of Britain’s biggest business names, including DHL, Wincanton, Maritime and Hermes.
“The preparation of the Guide is an excellent example of the profession coming together to share information and generate practical guidance for the logistics sector,” added CILT chief exec, Kevin Richardson.
The government’s guidance on Safer Workplaces can be found here: https://bit.ly/safer-workplaces