Warehousing is a complex industry that can expose workers to a multitude of risks so health and safety should be proactively managed just like any other part of the business. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to put in place appropriate health and safety arrangements. This means having an effective health and safety management system. The complexity of this system should reflect the organisation’s activities. Steps to successful he
With automation being introduced into more and more industries, concerns have been raised over the future of professional driving as a career. Driverless trucks are being tested right now and drones are already delivering your new headphones in trials in the UK. Why then is the industry panicking about a driver shortage? Surely drivers before long will be yet another relic of our increasingly technology reliant world. Let us consider a point or three in response to this. Firs
System Group attended IntraLogisteX this year as proud sponsors on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. The free event took place in the Ricoh Arena Coventry. Each day showcased all the latest technology available in the logistics sector, giving visitors the chance to explore each innovation in depth. It covered many different aspects, including warehouse automation, materials handling, IT & software and picking & sortation. Over 30 companies attended the event this year,
Apprenticeships are now bigger than ever, with more individuals opting for life as an apprentice over college or university. Even some celebrities took an apprenticeship to begin their careers. Here are a few: Sir Ian McKellen The Hobbit Actor, Sir Ian Mckellen, started his career as an apprentice. He completed a three-year acting apprenticeship with the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. It payed off, as McKellen has become one of the most famous actors in British history! John F
Apprenticeships benefit employers and the young people who undertake them. The Logistics industry is growing more quickly than recruitment can keep up with. The demand for goods to be delivered quickly and cost effectively means that the industry is constantly adapting and reviewing its infrastructure. One thing is sure, though: the UK industry needs drivers. A Logistics Apprenticeship programme of training is predominantly hands on so apprentices gain experience driving, dev
This week, from 6-10th March, we are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. At System Group, we have years of experience of providing apprenticeships in a range of sectors. We give our learners the help, support and practical skills required to succeed in the work place. Kimberly, an apprentice at System Group, shares her story... “I have been working at Geofast for about 8 months now and in this time, I have learnt a lot about what they do and how they run as a business.
On 30th January 2017, the revised Basic Operating Skills Test for Counterbalance and Reach trucks was released by the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport. The reason for the revision is to ensure that there is a national uniform standard for the testing of lift truck operators. All three of the skills tests have been updated. In the pre-use inspection, 13 out of the 22 checks have become mandatory and must be completed correctly and in full to be awarded a
System Group is proud of the decades it has been delivering high quality driver training in Cumbria and that delivery is going from strength to strength with more opportunities available to local people to benefit more easily from the training. One such new opportunity arises from the launch of their Driving Ambition Programme in Carlisle. This is a special package offer for candidates to go from their standard full UK car driving licence to an artic licence (Category C+E) in