Helping hand

July 30, 2013

Serving and former members of the armed services “ all of whom have suffered some form of physical injury while on active duty in the world’s trouble spots “ recently attended an open forum at Jungheinrich UK Ltd’s Birmingham showroom and training centre. The purpose of the day was to gauge how easily five commonly used items of materials handling equipment “ powered pallet and ride-on pallet trucks, reach, counterbalance and VNA Combination picker/stacker trucks – could be modified to allow anyone with a disability to operate them effectively. A number of third party logistics specialists along with the Poppy Factory (where poppies, crosses and wreaths for the Royal British Legion’s annual Remembrance Day appeal have been made for 90 years) and Skills for Logistics, organised the event jointly.