Logistics and Retail industry resources

The following links may be useful for safety and health professionals with responsibilities in the logistics and retail sector. IOSH and the Logistics and Retail Group are not responsible for the content of external websites.

British Retail Consortium
The British Retail Consortium is the lead trade association representing the whole range of retailers, from the large multiples and department stores through to independents, selling a wide selection of products through centre of town, out of town, rural and virtual stores.

Driving, transport and travel
The UK government's front page, loaded with links to specific topics. This is a good starting place if you aren't sure of where to start.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK - CILT(UK) - is the pre-eminent independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply-chains and all transport throughout their careers.

Department for Transport
The Department for Transport's aim is to deliver a transport system which balances the needs of the economy, the environment and society. It provides leadership across the sector to achieve its objectives, working with regional, local and private sector partners to deliver many of its services.

Freight Transport Association
The Freight Transport Association represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. FTA members operate over 200,000 goods vehicles - almost half the UK fleet. They also consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and over 70 per cent of sea and air freight. FTA is dedicated to its members, helping ensure their compliance and advancing their performance.

Retail crime
Our previous link to the Home Office web site has been lost. Retail crime has been subsumed into other topics. This link takes you to the current Home Office crime introduction. See also the BRC link above.

HSE Logistics
This section of the HSE website has advice and guidance on many topics including lorries in the workplace, falls from vehicles, slips and trips, manual handling, load security, and trucks on the road.

HSE's myth busters
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) helps dispel health and safety myths every calendar month.

Road Haulage Association
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) provides dedicated campaigning, advice, information and business services specially tailored for the haulage industry. Members can also benefit from exclusive savings on a range of key haulage services.

HSE Load safety campaign
This campaign by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is part of their work on logistics safety.


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