Safety & Health Expo 2015

Published:  04 June, 2015

Safety & Health Expo returns to London’s ExCeL between the 16-18 June, showcasing the latest in new products and training for the Health & Safety industry and bringing together thought leaders from across the industry for an authoritative voice on policy, practice and legislation. PWE reports.

With over 350 leading manufacturers and distributors exhibiting at Safety and Health Expo, together with professional insight from leading bodies, including IOSH, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the British Safety Industry Federation, the British Safety Council, the British Occupational Hygiene Society, Safety Groups UK and Access Industries Forum, this event remains an important showcase for the industry.

Partnering with the Health & Safety Industry

In 2014 Safety & Health Expo was co-located with the IOSH Conference for the first time, and 2015 will once again see these two powerhouse events run side by side. Leadership in action is the key theme for the IOSH Conference 2015, directly tackling how to recognise leadership, demonstrate it and develop it; the conference will feature case studies showcasing exceptional leadership and examples of where it's had a profound impact.

90+ Hours of CPD Health & Safety Sessions

The IOSH / SHP Academy is the flagship theatre of the Safety & Health Expo programme, with a programme curated by IOSH and SHP to meet the challenges of the health & safety industry in 30-minute sessions. These include, among other topics, the latest thinking on behavioural safety, fire prevention and a panel debate designed to demystify CDM.

The IOSH/SHP Academy will also host Inspirational Speaker Series with three high-profile personalities, all who have reached the pinnacle of their careers and will share their business and leadership expertise and unique experiences with visitors to Safety & Health Expo. In its inaugural year the Inspirational Speaker Series will host the world’s greatest explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, leading businesswoman Baroness Karren Brady CBE and Britain’s greatest Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy MBE, across the three days.

The BOHS Worker Health Protection Theatre will put a much needed spotlight on the "health" in safety and health. With over 13,000 UK employees dying every year from occupational health issues, these sessions will bring the health issue to the forefront of the agenda, including sessions on dust risks on construction sites, how to control exposure to occupational cancers and managing hazardous substance risks, to name a few.

The British Safety Council will this year host the prestigious British Safety Council Global Risk Management Theatre at Safety & Health Expo. Sessions within this theatre are designed for UK practitioners with international sites under their remit; these workshops will deliver insight into global Health & Safety communication.

With the dangers of lone working markedly different to those faced by teams, the BSIA Lone Worker Arena will cover risk reduction techniques designed to keep employees safe when in a solo environment.

Finally, the Driver Safety Zone, bought to you by Driving Monitor and RoSPA will showcase the latest trends and techniques for optimum driver safety.

Health & Safety Week

With occupational health rising up the safety and health professionals’ agenda, this year’s Health and Safety Week will be centred on a call for action across the industry. With occupational health exposures responsible for over 99% of workplace deaths, safety and health professionals can show their support by running their own health week, or by attending the Health Symposium on the 18 June at Safety & Health Expo, where leading Health & Safety players will discuss the health issue in a panel debate at the Symposium.

Also as part of Health and Safety Week, the event will launch the first Women in Health and Safety Forum, running on both the 16 and 18 June at Safety & Health Expo, due to popular demand. These sessions are open to both men and women and will focus on the importance of communication, a critical skill in the Health & Safety profession to influence the behaviour of the workforce.

Safety & Health Expo will be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series. The Protection & Management Series encompasses five major shows in related marketplaces covering safety, service management, facilities, security and fire.

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