Look, listen and learn
23 January 2013
In the wake of the recent LÃ¶fstedt Report, it is more pertinent than ever for safety professionals to remain abreast of developments in the industry. Reacting to this, Safety & Health Expo returns to Birmingham NEC from 15t
Safety & Health Expo is run in partnership with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), and the Institute of Safety & Health (IOSH) all of which combine, to deliver a multitude of experience, expertise and enthusiasm for professional development.
Quality, free-of-charge education provides various opportunities for delegates to top up on their CPD and make the most of their time on the show floor. As working at height is a continuing hot topic for safety professionals across many industries, Safety & Health Expo is bringing back the Access Industry Forum's (AIF) Knowledge Base. The forum for the principal trade associations and federations involved in work at height has an ambitious programme of topics and speakers lined up. Topics include 'The LÃ¶fstedt Review and the Work at Height Regulations', 'Is claim to blame?' and an update on last year's ground breaking discussion: 'In search of the Holy Grail: No more working at height accidents ever', featuring contributions from RoSPA, IOSH, HSE, IIRSM and BSC.
The Legal Arena also returns with a varied programme of speakers poised to share their experience and knowledge.
Legislation and regulation are the driving force behind the UK's health and safety best practice, so keeping abreast of developments in this area is vital for every practitioner. The Legal Arena will provide advice about the key legal developments of the year, as well as analysis of some of the biggest cases and decisions in health and safety, and advice from leading barristers and solicitors.
Rob Strange OBE, IOSH chief executive, highlighted the importance of sharing expertise saying: "This year is set to be interesting for the industry. I'm sure there's plenty more to come from the Government and its ongoing battle to boost the UK economy by attempting to cut back on what it refers to as health and safety 'red tape'. During times like these, events like Safety & Health Expo give safety and health professionals the opportunity to keep in-tune with changes and continue to make a difference to the world of work." New to the show this year is the Academy, sponsored by ARCO, set to include sessions from best-selling author Steve Asbury about ethics and Magnet Group on their award winning 'Serious about Safety' campaign. Joining them will be presentations from ARCO, Scott Safety, Draeger and ARC Associates. The Occupational Health Theatre sponsored by Posturite will feature sessions from Maria Bourke of Letsgethealthy.co.uk, Bob Raigon of Safety Groups UK and Dr Sayeed Khan, chief medical officer at EEF. The full timetable will be published on the Safety & Health Expo website.
Exhibitors at Safety & Health Expo are set to showcase a variety of products and services with companies specialising in PPE, training, fall arrest, technology, testing and much more. This includes the Cirrus Research stand where visitors will have the chance to venture into the 'sound tardis' to test the latest innovations and products for measuring occupational and environmental noise, as well as attend a range of technical and educational demonstrations.
This flagship event runs alongside Facilities Show and IFSEC International which are all free to attend for registered visitors, offering a CPD opportunity for practitioners across the spectrum of protection and management.