6 HSE Tyre Handling Workshops Planned for 2009
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), working with the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) and the British Tyre Manufacturers Association (BTMA), is running a series of workshops designed to draw attention to the dangers of handling tyres. The nationwide series of workshops are being held at venues across the country from January and March 2009.
NTDA director Richard Edy said: “NTDA research shows that back injuries caused by lifting tyres incorrectly are responsible for a huge number of lost man-hours in our sector and we are delighted to be working with the HSE to highlight the dangers to the trade.”
Abid Dost, BTMA’s Health, Safety and Environment director said: “BTMA has worked in partnership with HSE to reduce manual handling injuries for more than 10 years. These seminars are a golden opportunity to benefit from the distilled knowledge and experience gathered over the years, and acquire the tools to reduce the costs of manual handling injuries.”
Places are being offered on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. All attendees will receive a certificate confirming participation in the workshop. There will be an administration fee of £10. Interested parties should contact email@example.com to book their place.