Leading the way

22 April 2024

The UK’s premier event dedicated to improving occupational health and safety standards – The Health & Safety Event returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 30 April – 2 May 2024.

HEALTH AND safety professionals will be able to network in-person with their peers, share best practice and explore the latest innovations and trends in the sector. Hosting over 300+ exhibitors, there is no event in this scale where delegates can meet directly with experts to compare thousands of the latest products and solutions for their health and safety management.

As part of the Safety & Security Event Series; the event is uniquely co-located with The Fire Safety Event, The Security Event, The Workplace Event and National Cyber Security Show. With one registration, delegates will have free access to all these industry-leading events. Covering the entire buying chain of the safety and security of people, places and assets; its comprehensive offering will save delegates time and money by traveling to this all-encompassing event.

Industry-leading exhibitors

At The Health & Safety Event, you will find 10,000+ products and solutions for your health and safety management in the workplace. Hosting all the major players from the industry including MSA safety, Dräger, Barbour, JSP limited, Portwest, U-Power, UVEX and many more -  delegates will be able to speak to the experts directly to solve their health and safety challenges and discuss all upcoming projects. 

Returning to The Health & Safety Event, Start-Up Street is a dedicated area for start-ups to exhibit. They will be showcasing their cutting-edge products and solutions that are shaping the future of risk management and saving lives.

Products and solutions

Over 10,000 products and solutions will be showcased at the show including asbestos control, breathing/respiratory prevention, confined space, drug & alcohol testing, driver safety, emergency/ first aid equipment, environmental/waste management, fall arrest & prevention, gas detection, hazardous material storage & handling, HR/recruitment, legal advice/insurance, lone worker, manual/material handling, material handling equipment, media/publishing, monitoring instrumentation/devices, noise control/hand arm vibration, occupational health & wellbeing, occupational hygiene, personal protection equipment, plant/machinery safety, risk assessment, safety & health software, slip & trip prevention, training & qualifications, warehouse safety, workplace cleaning and workplace ergonomics.

This is a brilliant opportunity to discover what is new on the market and condense months of research in finding new suppliers across three days.

Backed by the industry

IOSH, Health & Safety Executive, BSIF, UKATA, Highways England, SAFed, SHEP and many more industry bodies and associations have confirmed their attendance at the show and will be onsite.  Providing an unmissable opportunity to speak directly to the industry experts, the knowledge sharing and insight on offer will be invaluable to thousands of organisations to ensure they are up to date with industry standards and best practice.

Networking opportunities

Visitors come from every level of the buying chain and are from a diverse range of industries. Some of the confirmed visitors include: BT, Holland & Barrett, Dominos, Amazon, National Grid, Rolls Royce, Centurion, GXO, The Gym, Virgin Media O2 and more.

To meet the business needs of health and safety professionals, CONNECT+ Live will return for another fantastic year of specialised networking. Matching the visitor’s buying requirements and needs with carefully curated exhibitors, the CONNECT+ Live team of matchmaking experts will fast-track access to key suppliers. Visitors can save valuable time and effort by making invaluable contacts through this outstanding and ever-popular hosted meeting programme.

Back by popular demand, networking reception drinks will take place from 16:00 – 17:30 on Day 1 and 2, and from 13:00 – 15:30 on Day 3. Taking place at the Networking Café, this is the perfect opportunity to unwind and meet industry peers and professionals, enjoy a complimentary drink with friends and colleagues, and make those vital new connections in an informal and affable setting.

Specialist features and zones
This year, The Health & Safety Event will have specialist features and zones to maximise your time onsite, with a number of exciting features, including the Registered Safety Supplier Trail in partnership with The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF). All suppliers of this trail are members of BSIF and have signed a binding declaration that the safety equipment and services they offer meet the appropriate standards, fully comply with the PPE regulations and are appropriately marked. Follow the trail and be assured that the PPE you are buying, is from a Registered Safety Supplier.

In partnership with Highways England and Driving for Better Business, this is part of the dedicated feature - The Driver Safety Zone. This zone will share vital information and resources with safety professionals who have responsibility for work-related road risk. Driving for work is one of the most dangerous activities that employees ever undertake and there are thousands of injury collisions every year involving someone who was driving for work at the time. Visitors will be able to speak to the experts and suppliers who provide specialist road risk management.

CPD-accredited content

The Health & Safety Event will boast CPD-accredited content across five theatres across the three days. Visitors can elevate their expertise and knowledge, whilst gaining CPD points through expert-led content programmes. Attendees will receive comprehensive and up-to-date information on the most critical aspects of health and safety. From the latest insights, regulatory changes and updates, to impactful case studies, you do not want to miss out. Ask any burning questions you may have during our Q&A after each session.

Back by popular demand, The Keynote Theatre is the main stage at The Health & Safety Event, supported by IOSH. This theatre will welcome key industry speakers who will be providing the latest news and updates as well as regulations, guidance, and training within the health and safety industry.

Also returning is the Practical Safety Theatre, sponsored by Milwaukee. Hear from the experts on how to create a safe and compliant working environment. Gain the practical tools and knowledge to protect you and your employees from danger, whilst helping to look after the future of your business or organisation.

The Knowledge Exchange supported by HSM will return and will feature a series of sessions covering the challenges faced by health and safety professionals and practitioners. Hear from industry experts who are making a difference in the workplace and safety culture.

The Driver Safety Theatre, in partnership with Driving for Better Business and National Highways is part of the Driver Safety Zone. In Great Britain, there are roughly 20 million vehicles driven on business, and every year around 40,000 people are injured in collisions that involve someone who was driving for work. This was the driving force to bring The Driver Safety Zone back to The Health & Safety Event. Hear from leading experts share a series of presentations and panel discussions covering legislation updates, driver fatigue, distraction, staff culture, vehicle safety and much more. A live enactment of a mock trial will take place, highlighting new legislations and featuring an animated recontraction has been created specifically for this event.

Returning this year is Lone Worker Safety Live. In bite-size interactive sessions, experts, and those with practical experience will share their knowledge to bring you best practice ways to manage the key issues of wellbeing, safety, and security for lone and remote workers.

Register in advance

Free to attend, health and safety event visitors will be able to access to The Fire Safety Event, The Workplace Event, The Security Event and National Cyber Security Show. This series of events are guaranteed to maximise your time and investment in improving your business operations in all things security, fire safety, health and safety, and workplace/ facilities management. 

Parking at the NEC for show visitors is free. Register in advance for free entry to all industry-leading events with a single pass at: