7th November – AMHSA Autumn Conference Social Evening 2023
AMHSA members recently attend a social evening on Tuesday 7th November for an informal networking event.
The event consisted of two halves. We kicked off with wine tasting followed by a taste sensory overload Indian meal at the popular Market Harborough favourite, the Everest Lounge.
Members were encouraged to attend our wine tasting challenge* event at local wine merchant, Duncan Murray’s, wine store where a quiz and three fine wines awaited. The small fee to enter and take part in the event was donated to AMHSA President Duncan Pointon’s, nominated charity, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and a prize was award to the best “Booze Boffin” for demonstrating the unbelievable knowledge of the subject matter.
Wine drank and quiz done it was off to the local eatery, The Everest Lounge. Dinner was fabulous there was plenty of time to catch up with friends and forge new relationships enjoying networking opportunities.
8th November – AMHSA Autumn Conference 2023
The AMHSA Autumn Conference Meeting was held at the Harborough Innovation Centre on Wednesday 8th November 2023.
AMHSA members attended this meeting and heard the latest updates about the direction of the association and membership structure as well as the programme of events for the coming year. Information about continuing representations and efforts made by the secretariat team with the DBT and the successes made agreeing, on behalf of our industry, reciprocal arrangements in order to maintain operational relations with the EU were also featured.
Other speakers included exhibition organisers, IMHX and IWLEX, and we also heard from Rueben Scriven, Interact Analysis, about the current market trends and forecasts and successes.
We would like to thanks everybody for their continued support again this year and hope to develop this event for 2024 with new features and opportunities. Watch this space!!
24th October – Changes to FM 8-34: Fire Protection of miniload, shuttles and autostore
Allan Macpherson, Operations Chief Engineer of FM Global, attended the AMHSA head office today to explain the recent changes to FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 8-34, Protection for Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems and its application to our industry.
FM Global is an insurance and risk management organisation specialising in industrial and commercial property insurance. FM 8-34 was originally designed for goods stroed in cartons. FM Global have revised this document to make it better suited to the fire protection of the smaller, typically open top plastic containers, which was all explained in Allan’s session.
A copy of the latest version can be downloaded (FOC) from FM Global’s website
The session covered fire protection of different types of ASRS including miniloads, shuttle systems and autostore type solutions.
The event has proved extremely useful and many AMHSA members and some non-member organisations left with additional knowledge to ensure that they deliver best practice within the industry.
Our thanks to Allan and FM Global for all their efforts and commitment and for sharing their expertise with us.