Communication is key at the National Forklift Safety Convention 2019


The FLTA’s National Forklift Safety Convention 2019 (Wednesday 30th October 2019

Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry) will be focusing on the importance of clear communication under the theme of managing behaviours to transform onsite operations.

The event is accredited to provide four Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, as during the convention attendees will hear a series of inspiring presentations filled with tips and advice on improving listening and management skills.

Guest speakers at this year’s event include behavioural safety expert Tim Marsh, and Head of Transportation at the HSE Kanwal Kanda.

The latest addition to the line-up is former hostage negotiator Rich Mullender, who will be giving audiences unique insight into ways to apply crucial communication strategies to the world of business.

Presentations will be given by convention sponsor Toyota, as well as Kellogg’s, who won the Safe Site Award at the 2019 FLTA Awards For Excellence, and will be sharing a case history on the company’s transformative safety initiatives.

“2019 will be the 17th National Forklift Safety Convention, and every year we try to find new ways to increase awareness on the importance of safe operations,” said Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the FLTA. “This year’s event will not be one to miss, as there will be so much to learn and take away from an agenda packed with expert advice.”

A recent FLTA survey revealed that 62 percent of respondents have attended the convention before, and 74 percent said they were very likely to recommend the convention to a colleague.

The quality and content of the convention is also held in high regard, with 74 percent describing it as very relevant to their job and 83 percent believing it to be good value.

“People come back to the convention time and again, which just goes to show how popular it is,” said Tim Waples. “We want people to feel inspired and empowered by what they learn so that they can go back to their businesses and start making positive changes that will secure the safety of their staff in the long term.”

For a limited time, the FLTA is offering a 20 percent early bird discount on tickets with code EARLY19. Normal ticket prices are £185 +VAT (£135 for members of the FLTA and its Safe User Group).

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