Letter from the Chair

The March 2018 Logistics and Retail Group (then the Retail and Distribution Group) committee meeting was one that clearly showed the determination of the Group to push ahead with the agenda items. With snow blizzards across the country the team got together via video and telephone conferencing to actively take the agenda forward. It is a privilege to be part of such a team who are keen to share their experience and knowledge of the sector. We are also very appreciative of the support given by a key sector lead from the Health and Safety Executive.

Find out more details of the whole committee.

We reinforced our commitment to achieve the overall group objective:

  • To raise the profile of the logistics and retail group.
  • To understand how we better engage with the membership of the group – supporting their needs.
  • To forge sustainable relationships with external stakeholders.
  • To support the HSE strategy on logistics and transport.

To this end we confirmed the delivery of three free webinars in 2018:

  • Load Security – April 2018
  • Contractor Management – September 2018
  • MSDs – November 2018

Please refer to our events page for further details and updates.

In February 2018 the Group provided visible support in collaborating with the IOSH Mid Shires Branch in delivering a presentation at the Malcolm Arnold Academy careers day in Northampton. The presentation, to inspire students to consider health and safety as a career of choice, was an enormous success with some 240 students in attendance of which between 30 and 40% expressed an interest in the health and safety profession after the event.

There is a strong commitment within the group committee to enhance the support it gives its members, this will be demonstrated over the coming months with more opportunities to engage and improve your knowledge base.

As part of IOSH’s WORK 2022, we have formulated our Group strategy – find out more details.

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If you have a health and safety interest in any aspect of the retail or logistics sectors, we'll be delighted to welcome you to this dynamic and innovative group.

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Roger Ward
Vice Chair - IOSH Logistics and Retail Group