Title Health and Safety in Logistics
Subtitle Assessing and Avoiding Risk in Warehousing and Transportation
Author Jerry Rudd
ISBN 9781789663259
List price GBP 39.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 464
Book size 153 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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“UKWA applauds Jerry Rudd for assembling this unique and invaluable compilation of expert advice and practical guidance, and highly recommends the handbook as a tool for our members and operators in the wider logistics sector that want to send a clear message to customers, suppliers and employees that they are serious about safety.”

—Peter Ward, Chief Executive, UK Warehousing Association


“This book it excellent; it provides a common-sense approach to managing health and safety in the logistics sector and is a must for all those in charge of keeping warehouse staff and drivers safe at work. It is written in plain English and explains complex requirements in easy to understand language.”

Ruth Waring FCILT, Compliance Director, Acumen Logistics Group


“Jerry Rudd has brought together in a single volume a comprehensive introduction to health and safety covering the diverse aspects of the logistics sector. The provision of extensive references is especially valuable as it allows readers to identify further material when required. He has managed to present what is essentially a legal and technical subject in an eminently readable and accessible format.”

James Clark, Secretary-General, British Industrial Truck Association


Logistics is a complex industry that exposes employees to a whole variety of risks. These include not only accidents on the road and deaths and injuries resulting from unsafe use of forklifts, but also the consequences of poor fire safety, long-term health risks due to poor manual handling technique and problems relating to mental health. Many thousands of incidents are recorded every year. This book examines each aspect of health and safety in turn, with a focus on warehousing and transportation.

Health and Safety in Logistics informs managers about potential hazards found in the industry and explains in detail how they can make the workplace as safe as possible.


Key Features at a glance:

  • Outlines health and safety from the basic principles such as establishing the best culture, through to issues relating to physical and mental health, personal protection equipment, manual and mechanical handling, and safe transport operations
  • Provides the most up to date regulatory information on health and safety, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA)
  • Focuses on assessment and elimination of risks, compliance and the avoidance of unsafe practices in logistics and transportation
  • Looks at vehicles, their maintenance and driving standards as well as the important role of managers in safe operation, for example by optimum vehicle routing


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Chapter 01. Introduction: The importance of health and safety • Origin and content of this book • Conclusion

Chapter 02. Basic principles of health and safety • The cultural approach to health and safety • Health and safety law • Health and safety management: Basic principles • Plan, do, check, act • Conclusion

Chapter 03. Physical health issues • Musculoskeletal disorders • Working hours, night work and shift work • Noise • Asbestos • Infectious diseases • Skin conditions • Conclusion

Chapter 04. Mental health (Andrea Newton) • Introduction • Workplace issues • The importance of effective leadership • Conclusion: Being a decent employer

Chapter 05. Drug and alcohol issues • The effect of drugs and alcohol on driving • Alcoholism and addiction • Alcohol and drug misuse • Developing a drug and alcohol policy • Alcohol and drug testing • Conclusion

Chapter 06. Personal protection equipment • The importance of PPE • The law relating to PPE • Risk assessment for PPE • Types of PPE • Conclusion

Chapter 07. Safe storage and warehouse layout • Packaging • Pallet safety • Racking • Warehouse layout • Storage of hazardous goods • Conclusion

Chapter 08. Manual handling • Legal requirements • Avoiding manual handling • Alternatives to manual handling • Risk assessments • Pushing and pulling a load • Conclusion

Chapter 09. Materials handling equipment • UK legal requirements • US requirements • Training requirements • Safety features available on forklifts • Pre-use inspections • Forklift stability • Good and bad practice • Conclusion

Chapter 10. Fire safety • Legal requirements • Risk assessments • Fire detection and alarms • Fire fighting equipment • Sprinkler systems • Escape • Conclusion

Chapter 11. Yard safety • Yard layout • Yard operations • Drop trailer operations • Conclusion

Chapter 12. Vehicle loading • Warehouses without dock levellers • Dock levellers • Safety of the load • Conclusion

Chapter 13. Road vehicle specifications, maintenance and compliance • Vehicle selection • Tyres • Additional vehicle safety features • Walk-round checks • Operator’s Licence compliance • Fleet operator recognition scheme • CLOCS • Company car tax • Conclusion

Chapter 14. Accident prevention during vehicle operations • Bad driving habits • Driver recruitment and selection • Health • Vehicle routing • Driving standards • Accident procedure • Conclusion

Chapter 15. Transport of dangerous goods by road • Introduction • ADR and CDG • Information to be displayed on vehicles • EU: The Kemler system • Equipment to be carried • REACH • US regulations • Conclusion

Chapter 16. Vehicle-mounted loading equipment • Cranes • Tail lifts • Vehicle-mounted forklifts • Conclusion

Chapter 17. Seafreight, rolling motorway and airfreight • Absolute authority of the captain • Types of seafreight • Hazardous goods • Container and trailer loading • Rolling motorway • Airfreight • Conclusion

Chapter 18. Miscellaneous issues • First aiders • Vulnerable workers • Slips and trips • Computer screens • Electrical safety • Work at height • Automation of warehouse tasks • Safety knives and cutters • Conveyors and automated warehouses • Conclusion

Chapter 19. Health and safety monitoring and audits • Monitoring methods • Health and safety audits • Accident investigation • Conclusion



Appendix: Useful websites



About the Author:

Jerry Rudd is a Logistics and Supply Chain professional with over 25 years’ experience. He has worked with companies such as Ford, Peugeot, the Bank of England and Wincanton.

Target Audience:

It is a must for all those warehouse managers in charge of keeping warehouse staff and drivers safe at work.


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