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Managing Warehousing and Storage Safely

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The Pavilions,

Great Yorkshire Showground,

Harrogate, United Kingdom

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    FREE HEALTH AND SAFETY EVENT                                                                              

The Pavilions, Great Yorkshire Showground,

Harrogate HG2 8NZ

Wednesday October 5th 2016      12.00 hrs. – 16.30 hrs.

(Registration & Exhibitors from 12.00 / Presentations start at 13.00)


Managing Warehousing and Storage Safely

Many businesses of all sizes have the need for warehousing and / or storage areas in order that they can fulfil customer requirements. This event will look at risk management associated with this type of environment, equipment used and the supervision and training of employees.

It is suitable for owners, managers, supervisors and those with other health and safety interests in warehouses and storage facilities. It will also be useful to employees and health and safety representatives and consultants.

Its aim is to aid in health and safety management, to help reduce injuries and occupational ill health, and help the industry achieve the government’s injury reduction and occupational ill health targets for UK workplaces.


12.00 –13.00   Registration and Exhibitors

13.00 –13.15     Welcome and Introduction – (Nick Marshall – Member of Management team)

13.15 –14.15       Safe Environment – (Steve Cowen SEMA Technical Committee Chairman)

Warehousing/storage environments including storage solutions and the provision of safe work areas.

14.15– 14.35  Break and Exhibitors

14.35 – 15.20   Safe Equipment – (Andy Cartwright – Technical Manager, Mentor Training)

A look at moving equipment and machinery commonly found in warehousing, including associated hazards and controls

15.20–16.10   Safe Employees – (Speaker to be confirmed)

To include essential training, instruction and supervision, PPE, accident/near miss recording and investigation, Health checks

16.10 – 16.20   Q & A & signpost to information

About the Speakers

Steve Cowen - SEMA Technical Committee Chairman

 Steve worked for one of the major racking companies in the UK prior to forming my own consulting practice, Cowen Associates Ltd who offers services to a wide range of Suppliers and End Users and Trade associations. Cowen Associates are retained by SEMA the “Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association” where I chair the UK Racking Industry Technical Committee with responsibility for drafting Codes of Practice and Design Standards for these Products. I represent the UK on various committees sometimes through the British Standards Institution. In addition, I have represented SEMA in providing an input to HSE publications on Racking Safety including HSG 76 “Warehousing and Storage; A guide to Health and Safety. "

 Andy Cartwright – Technical Manager, Mentor Training

After leaving the Army, Andy joined Sainsbury’s working in their distribution centres, eventually as a training Manager. He then joined Mentor FLT Training in 2002 – working as an instructor, area manager and now Technical Manager. He has worked all over the world providing training on material handling equipment.

He is a registered AITT Forklift Instructor and sits on the AITT Council and Standards Committee, writing the training manuals for forklift training for the accrediting body (AITT). He is also an IPAF Instructor, Senior Instructor and Examiner and sit on the IPAF Training Committee.


 SEMA -The British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry.

An organisation committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by its members.

Mentor Training - is the UK's leading provider of nationwide training and associated services for all types of workplace transport, materials handling and mobile plant equipment. We deliver the most professional and cost effective training and support service for every type and size of business.

Moresecure - An award winning and UK leading trade-only supplier of storage systems. They work with businesses of all sizes supplying a diverse range of industry and sectors.

 Spectrum Industrial is a British manufacturer with over 20 years’ experience of providing businesses with solutions to help identify, manage and reduce safety risks and hazards in the workplace. They offer a range of over 5000 safety products  include health & safety signs, lockout tagout and inspection & monitoring products.

Harrogate Borough Council, Working for your Business, is pleased to sponsor the Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum

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