Showcasing excellence

14 September 2022

Safety, Health and Wellbeing Live (SHW Live), is bringing back regional events, with a Southern edition of the trade exhibition and conference coming to Farnborough International from 28 – 29th September 2022. Read on to learn what you can expect from the event.

PROFESSIONALS RESPONSIBLE for health, safety and wellbeing within their organisations are invited to register their attendance to discover the latest innovations, enhance their professional knowledge, discuss industry trends, and build important relationships with other industry professionals in the community. 

The event will champion excellence in workplace safety and occupational health, as well as inspiring improved standards in mental health and wellbeing. This unique regional event is designed to enable OSH communities to shift the dial on health and safety culture in the workplace. 

The two-day event, which is free-to-attend, promises a packed line up of industry-leading exhibiting brands, networking opportunities, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for all delegates. 

Attendees will have the chance to learn about the latest regulatory changes and work being undertaken to improve health and safety culture in the workplace. Topics covered will include sustainability in the industry, post pandemic working and the challenge it poses to health and wellbeing, alongside mental health discussions, and the evolving workplace health culture. 

SHW Live will also feature a free networking drinks reception open to all visitors and exhibitors alike. 

Delivered in collaboration with The Health and Safety Executive, all event partners have continued their support for the Farnborough event, including IOSH, NEBOSH, British Safety Council, BOHS, IIRSM, Safety Groups UK, UKATA, Institute of Occupational Medicine and Safety4Good. 

The show is organised by an experienced team of professionals at What Else Events. With over 20 years’ experience delivering the highest quality exhibitions and conferences for OSH professionals. 

Connecting the OSH community 

SHW Live is unique in its offering, connecting regional occupational safety and health professionals in the South and Southeast of England.  The event, which is taking place at Farnborough International, presents an easily accessible, in-person occasion for the industry. 

CEO of British Safety Council Mike Robinson comments, “British Safety Council is pleased to be supporting What Else Events and the exciting new regional Safety, Health and Wellbeing Live events, as an Event Partner. The regional format of the events provides another important opportunity for us to bond, as well as provide education and practical advice around health, safety and wellbeing.” 

Also committed to the event, CEO of BOHS ​Kevin Bampton stated, “The British Occupational Hygiene Society is delighted that What Else Events is bringing a forum for Safety, Health, and Wellbeing to a Regional Audience. We know to expect a highly relevant event with an emphasis on prevention as well as solutions. We look forward to seeing you there.” 

The event is open to those across all industries and is particularly relevant towards manufacturing and engineering, construction, transport, and public sectors. OSH professionals actively seeking product information, procuring solutions, and looking for best practice advice to improve workplace standards are inviting to attend. 

With ongoing industry challenges such as restrictive budgets, travel, and time constraints, SHW Live aims to provide the only truly accessible, affordable, and sustainable platform for the community to meet in person. 

Supported by the OSH Industry 

Numerous industry-leading bodies, regulators and councils have pledged their support for the two-day exhibition and conference event as event partners. Organisers are supported by an experienced Advisory Council, which includes some of the UK’s most influential voices in occupational safety and health.  

The council comprises more than 20 accomplished professionals, representing some of the most respected industry bodies, including the British Safety Council, British Occupational Hygiene Society and NEBOSH. 

Following on from the hugely successful collaboration at SHW Live - Manchester Central, event organisers are again working closely with IOSH to offer learning and networking opportunities to members and non-members alike at Farnborough International too. 

Meet leading brands 

With more than 80 exhibitors expected to take part in SHW Live – Farnborough International, the event presents an ideal platform for world-class brands to showcase their latest products and services to OSH professionals from across the buying chain. 

Exhibitors include leading brands such as the event’s Founding Partners - Bollé Safety, Moldex, RRC International, Casella, Guardian, Evac+Chair, Haix, Portwest and Cromwell. 

With direct access to exhibitor sales teams and technical experts, the in-person event will enable attendees to experience products and services first-hand and learn just how they work from those that know and understand them the most. 

SHW Live exhibition brings together industry-leading brands and suppliers showcasing the latest innovations, including live demonstrations and application inspiration to give OSH professionals the tools they need to shift enact real change in their workplace. 

HSE Collaboration 

To achieve the goal of delivering the highest-quality event of its type, organisers are proud to be working in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive. 

HSE will be hosting sessions in the SHW Keynote Theatre on day one. Presentations include a ‘Taster Training Session’, ‘How HSE is enabling a Safe Net Zero’, and ‘Solving Health and Safety Challenges Using New Data Solutions’. Experts from HSE will also be attending the show to offer guidance and support to delegates. 

HSE Head of Marketing Jacinta Atkinson spoke of the collaboration; “We are delighted to be collaborating with SHW Live to help shape the agenda for the shows to reflect the needs of our duty holders, stakeholders, and partners. We look forward to engaging with you at the events to provide support and guidance to raise awareness of our wide range of products and services to meet your specific requirements". 

World-class content  

In addition to the exhibitions and procurement opportunities, SHW Live will deliver an expert-led programme of educational content within the SHW Keynote Theatre and SHW Knowledge Hub.  

High profile speakers will deliver seminars, panels, and keynote addresses throughout the course of the two days. The comprehensive programme will provide insights into health, safety and wellbeing issues facing health and safety teams and their workplaces today.  

Keynote Theatre presentations include:  

  • Post Pandemic Working and The Challenge to Health and Wellbeing - Clare Forshaw, Occupational Health and Hygiene Partner, Park Health and Safety 

  • How to Ensure Health and Safety Training Is Engaging and Delivers Learning Impact – Ian Cooke, Head of Corporate and Consumer Services, NEBOSH 

  • The Changing Landscape of OHSW Education and the Leveraging of EdTech – Dr Julie Riggs DProf CFIOSH, Senior Head of Education, British Safety Council 

  • Work Related Stress and its Impact on Mental Health – Peter Kelly, Head of Programme, Mates in Mind 

  • What Long-Term Threat to Worker Safety Is Being Ignored? – Nathan Baker, Chief Executive, Institute of Occupational Medicine and David Flower, Senior Occupational Hygienist, Institute of Occupational Medicine 

 In the SHW Knowledge Hub, sessions will include: 

  • Changing Workplace Health Culture – M25 Healthier Highways - Elaine Gazzini MEng CEng, Technical and Programme Director at Connect Plus (M25) and Steve Perkins MA CDir FloD FInstP AFOH, Managing Director, Steve Perkins Associates LTD 

  • An Inspector Calls: What to Expect and What to Do – Sean Elson, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP 

  • It’s Not About the Fall – Jason Anker MBE, Chair & Inspirational Speaker, Anker & Marsh LTD 

  • Enabling Individual and Organisational Thriving – Dr. Tim Marsh, Managing Director, Anker & Marsh LTD 

  • Catch the Wave: Harness the Value of Social Sustainability – Lawrence Webb, President Elect, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 

 Members will have the opportunity to attribute learnings from any SHW Live conference sessions towards their CPD certification for the year.  

The full agenda for both the SHW Keynote Theatre and SHW Knowledge Hub can be found online. The packed agenda complements numerous networking opportunities for professionals and exhibitors in a relaxed, enjoyable, and friendly environment.  

Farnborough International 

The exhibition is taking place at Farnborough International. Farnborough has been synonymous with pioneering triumphs for over a century and provides the perfect home for SHW Live in the South. 

Event organisers have specifically addressed the challenges of the industry relating to increased pressures on time, cost of travel and employer-imposed restrictions due to the pandemic and current economic climate. 

Farnborough International boasts a modern events venue, with stunning views of the famous airfield and free car parking. It’s also 35 minutes by train from London and less than 2 hours from Bristol by train.  

OSH professionals travelling from anywhere along the M4 corridor, South coast, London and across the Southeast and East of England will find an easy journey, with the added benefit of over 2,500 hotel rooms nearby.  

Whether your priority is workplace safety, occupational health or mental health and wellbeing, SHW live presents a unique chance to stay up to date with the latest legislation alongside unrivalled networking and procurement opportunities within the Safety, Health, and Wellbeing industry.  

Featuring product launches, live demonstrations, and new technologies, come together with other OSH professionals to discover solutions across Health and Safety training, PPE procurement, occupational and environmental monitoring, H&S consultancy and much more. 

SHW Live takes place at Farnborough International on 28 – 29th September 2022. Register now for your FREE pass at