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Welcome to freight people. We would love you to be involved.

 

freight people launch #talkingtransport

Welcome to freight people. We would love you to be involved.

January 2020 saw the launch of freight people.  Over 50 people attended and so a massive THANK YOU to everyone who supported us and for the kind feedback received – we were overwhelmed.

What is freight people?

freight people is a community of people who work in the transport industry, who are passionate about safety and compliance, continuous development and discussing with likeminded people. We hold monthly meetings for individuals of any job role, age or skill set to meet in convivial surroundings, to discuss transport hot topics, share best practice, offer support and to create a network to educate, assist and collaborate in tackling and resolving industry issues. Each month there is a presentation on a topical subject, the opportunity to ask questions and to ask questions of our sponsors.

Your host:

Lesley O’Brien is an award winning business professional with 40 years’ experience working in the road transport industry on both the international and national platform. She is a partner at freightlink europe and freight train and a dedicated champion of the transport industry with a focus on compliance, improving standards, conditions for Drivers and promoting transport as a career choice for young people. She sat on the Board of Directors of the RHA for almost 9 years, is currently a member of the Yorkshire Maintenance Committee, RHA Security Forum and a Trustee of the RHA Benevolent Fund. She is a passionate advocate for women in transport and business.

Whilst there are many events focusing on increasing business through networking, Lesley’s focus in creating freight people is to link transport people of all ages and skill sets to share information and best practice, encourage and support one another, to provide access to industry professionals to assist with compliance with industry standards and to provide continuous professional development (CPD)

Q & A with our expert Sponsors:

Novis & Co Accountants
Driven Asset Finance
Wilbys Insurance
Motus Commercials
Consilia Legal

 

Benefit:

  • Keep up to date with industry best practice
  • Learn about any new policies, legislation or standards being introduced
  • Provide Continued Professional Development (CPD) for your teams
  • Meet your peers and industry experts
  • Gain practical ideas and actions to improve and/or enhance your transport operation
  • Gain new contacts and support

When:

The third Tuesday of every month

Location:

Either via zoom webinar or at:
Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road, Brighouse HD6 4DX (map)

Cost:

No membership fees.
Come along and try one event for free, thereafter
£10.00 per forum

For further information:

Telephone: 01274 608900 and ask for Nicola or Lesley

 

Future Events:

 

18 August 2020 – via zoom
1800 – 2000 hrs

First visit free, thereafter £10 per visit (pay as you go) 

click here to book .

Freight people is a community of people who work in the transport industry, who are passionate about safety and compliance, continuous development and discussing with likeminded people. We hold monthly meetings for individuals of any job role, age or skill set to discuss transport hot topics, share best practice, top tips and to create a supportive network to educate, assist and collaborate in tackling and resolving industry issues. Each month there is a presentation on a topical subject and the opportunity to ask questions of presenters and sponsors.

August is the holiday season, so we are having a slight change to our usual agenda.  Why not relax with a glass of your favourite tipple and join us for an informal catch up, meet other members of the freight people community to discuss common challenges, share ideas and best practice.  Please message me if you have any ‘hot topic’ you would like to discuss and receive feedback from colleagues and peers lesley@freight-train.co.uk.

Along with our sponsors, some of our amazing previous presenters will be returning to answer questions, including:

Mike Dawber, National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Services (NaVCIS)*
Andrew Drewary
, Road Risk Consultant, MD at Road Safety Smart
Stephen Jordan
, Head of the Office of the Traffic Commissioner
Dr David Lee
Sleep Unlimited
Philip Martin, Head of Policy at the Department for Transport (DfT)
Jennifer Rawlinson
, mental health practionioner and MD at Flourish in Mind

*Mike will be giving his usual commercial vehicle crime update, including crime hotspots and types of crime. Attendees receive the latest NaVCIS report.

Sponsorsed by: Consilia Legal, Driven Asset Finance, Freight Train, Motus Commercials, Novis Chartered Accountants, Wilby Insurance Brokers.

 

Become a Mental Health First Aider. Freight People is collaborating with Flourish in Mind to deliver this 4 x half day Mental Health First Aider Training

25, 26 August, 1, 2 September 
1000am – 1200 hours  via zoom

Cost: £220 including MHFA workbook and certificate

click here to book

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

The course has been professionally adapted to be suitable for online delivery. There are 4 live sessions and delegates need to be able to attend all 4 sessions to receive their Mental Health First Aider certificate. There are 4 self learning modules which need to be completed ahead of each live session (these should take no more than 2 hours each to be completed) and can be done at a time and pace that suits individuals. Delegates will receive their learning pack posted directly to their home address which includes a workbook, manual, action plan and certificate. On completion of all 4 live sessions and self-learning delegates will be certified as Mental Health First Aiders!

This course is perfect for line managers preparing for a return to the workplace to put them in a better position to support their people. It is also very relevant for individuals with an interest in the subject area to develop their knowledge; learn more about being proactive around mental health and wellbeing as well as supporting others who are struggling or in a crisis situation.

freight people – September #talking transport

15 September 2020 – via zoom
0800 – 1000hrs    

First visit free, thereafter £10 per visit (pay as you go) 

Click here to book

Freight people is a community of people who work in the transport industry, who are passionate about safety and compliance, continuous development and discussing with likeminded people. We hold monthly meetings for individuals of any job role, age or skill set to discuss transport hot topics, share best practice, top tips and to create a supportive network to educate, assist and collaborate in tackling and resolving industry issues. Each month there is a presentation on a topical subject and the opportunity to ask questions of presenters and sponsors.

Speaker – Nina Day CEng DGSA,                                            

Policy Advisor, Transport & Public Services Unit at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), industry health and safety expert.

Nina Day shall be delivering guidance on the use of tail lifts on vehicles and working at heights. The safety of Drivers carrying out tail lift deliveries has long since been the subject of debate between the HSE, the Approved Pallet Network (APN) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Nina shall be clarifying the result of these discussions and what operators should do.

This morning’s breakfast meeting is a must for any vehicle operator concerned about the safety of their teams working at heights and/or using tail lifts. It is an opportunity to ask questions of this renowned industry expert.

Mike Dawber from the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NavCIS) will be giving his using commercial vehicle crime update, including crime hotspots and types of crime. Attendees will receive the latest NaVCIS report.

Sponsored by:   Consilia Legal, Driven Asset Finance, Freight Train, Motus Commercials, Novis Chartered Accountants and Wilby Insurance Brokers.

 

Freight People MHFA Mental Health Awareness training in collaboration with Flourish in Mind

29 September 2020
0800 – 12000 hours via zoom

Price: £68.00 inclusive of MHFA course workbook and literature and certificate.

click here to book

This MHFA Mental Health Awareness training is delivered by MHFA practitioner Jennifer Rawlinson.

Jennifer has 13 years’ experience as a business leader and business coach and is an accredited MHFA practitioner.  Jennifer provides education and training for the workplace to reduce the stigma around mental health and to create workplaces where individuals can flourish.

This training is essential for anyone who cares about the mental health of their teams, family or friends and indeed their own. Never before has the care of our mental health been more important.

‘Protecting mental health is central to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and the social impacts are likely to outlast the physical symptoms of the virus’.
                         
                         Mark Rowland, CEO of Mental Health England

 

Become a Mental Health First Aider. Freight People is collaborating with Flourish in Mind to deliver this 4 x half day Mental Health First Aider Training.                                      

7,8,14 and 15 October 2020
1000am – 1200 hours  via zoom

Cost: £220 including MHFA workbook and certificate.

Click here to book

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

The course has been professionally adapted to be suitable for online delivery. There are 4 live sessions and delegates need to be able to attend all 4 sessions to receive their Mental Health First Aider certificate. There are 4 self learning modules which need to be completed ahead of each live session (these should take no more than 2 hours each to be completed) and can be done at a time and pace that suits individuals. Delegates will receive their learning pack posted directly to their home address which includes a workbook, manual, action plan and certificate. On completion of all 4 live sessions and self-learning delegates will be certified as Mental Health First Aiders!

This course is perfect for line managers preparing for a return to the workplace to put them in a better position to support their people. It is also very relevant for individuals with an interest in the subject area to develop their knowledge; learn more about being proactive around mental health and wellbeing as well as supporting others who are struggling or in a crisis situation.

 

freight people – October #talking transport

20 October 2020 – via zoom
0800 – 1000hrs    

Speakers

Scott Gibbons, The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO)

Rodger Holden, Crimestoppers

Click here to book

Freight people is a community of people who work in the transport industry, who are passionate about safety and compliance, continuous development and discussing with likeminded people. We hold monthly meetings for individuals of any job role, age or skill set to discuss transport hot topics, share best practice, offer support and to create a network to educate, assist and collaborate in tackling and resolving industry issues. Each month there is a presentation on a topical subject and the opportunity to ask questions of our sponsors.

NaCTSO is a police unit that supports the ‘protect and prepare’ strands of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy. The unit supports a network of approximately 190 counter terrorism security advisors (CTSAs) who work within local police forces as officers and staff. Their primary role is to provide help, advice and guidance on all aspects of counter terrorism protective security to specified industry sectors.

Scott Gibbons will be discussing the latest position with regard to counter terrorism, the UK threat level and the Government’s strategy around Protect and Prepare. Scott shall be talking with particular regard to crime prevention for the use of commercial vehicles as a weapon of distruction.

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives people the power to report crime 100% anonymously and confidentially. Crimestoppers works closely with a number bodies to tackle crime, including – British Transport Police, Border Force, Counter Terrorism, Insurance Fraud (Cheatline) and Modern Slavery (Human Trafficking)….. Rodger presented at our July forum and shall be returning by popular request.

This morning’s breakfast meeting is a must for any vehicle operator concerned about the security of its business, fleet and drivers whilst on the road. Terrorism prevention is now part of the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme.

Mike Dawber from the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) will be giving his usual commercial vehicle crime update, including crime hotspots and types of crime. Attendees receive the latest NaVCIS report

Sponsorsed by: Consilia Legal, Driven Asset Finance, Freight Train, Motus Commercials, Novis Chartered Accountants, Wilby Insurance Brokers,

 

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Recommendation

Lesley's passion and enthusiasm for the freight industry is infectious. One of the things I most admire about her is how she loves to share her knowledge to assist others. She has a way of bringing us all together, the latest example of this has been the on line forum she has recently set up. She has been a great support to me over the last few years and a great mentor and I know I can always rely on her for sensible guidance. She is the ultimate professional and I love working with her. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her

Elaine Harries, Director, Beaches Logistics Group