We work hard to keep people on their toes, we don’t
want complacency to creep in.
Handling & Storage solutions has been running the
Safer Logistics campaign for the last five years in the
magazine and on our website. We’ve also launched the
Safer Logistics Zone at The Health & Safety Event, most
notably every Spring at the NEC in Birmingham.
We are committed to highlighting safety concerns
and promoting best safety practice and we wanted to
ascertain from our readers, in this confidential survey,
how they viewed their company’s stance on health &
safety. The response was very encouraging. It was great
to see that no respondents felt safety ‘Needs to be
urgently addressed’. Furthermore, almost three quarters
of those surveyed said their company’s stance on safety
was either ‘Very Strong’ (42%) or ‘Strong’ (31%), with
15% ‘Lukewarm’ on the company’s approach to safety,
and 12% concerned that it ‘Needs to be better’.
That said, respondents made further comments such
as ‘we are always striving to further improve our safety
performance’ and ‘we work hard to keep people on
their toes, we don’t want complacency to creep in’,
which further encourages us.
Of course, money makes the world go round, and in
these uncertain times it can seem as if less is circulating,
as some companies seek to freeze spending and wait
and see. At the time of writing Theresa May’s shaky
Government is being rocked further by Cabinet-level
resignations over Brexit, perhaps justifying the
uncertainty felt by many in the business community,
who are looking for clear direction on the economy, and
on Brexit in particular.
Against this background, we thought it was essential
to engage with our readers – buyers of materials
handling and logistics equipment and services – to find
out how they saw their budgets, in comparison with last
year, and how they anticipated they would change in
the coming year.
A notable 14% of respondents said budgets for