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FTA and CILT team up for advice on restarting logistics post-lockdown

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have launched a new best practice guide to help transport operators and logistics businesses can restart their operations safely, effectively and quickly as the nation emerges from lockdown.

The document shares practical advice from the member organisations on how transport operators and logistics businesses can restart their operations safely, effectively and quickly

The Good Practice Guide for Covid-19 document shares practical advice from both member organisations on how firms can deliver safe environments for their staff and visitors to their facilities.

David Wells, chief executive at FTA, said: “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, chief executive, 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.”

To view the document, Good Practice Guide for Covid-19, please visit: fta.co.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-working-good-practice-guide-for-logistics

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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