Scotland Works to showcase life-saving and time-saving equipment at SEC
26 April 2017
The SEC, Glasgow will host Scotland’s largest gathering of Health & Safety, Facilities Management, Fire Safety, Logistics, Cleaning and Maintenance professionals at Scotland Works, a two day event taking place on 3 – 4 May 2017.
Designed to support Scotland’s industrial, commercial and public sectors in running safe and efficient businesses and organisations, Scotland Works incorporates the established Health & Safety Scotland and will also consist of five additional events - Facilities Scotland, Fire Safety Scotland, Safer Logistics Scotland, Cleaning Scotland and Maintenance Scotland.
Scotland Works will be made up of an exhibition showing the latest products and services, plus eight theatres, each hosting panel debates and delivering a compelling range of presentations from leading industry experts covering best practise advice, policy and legislation.
More than 300 exhibitors will showcase the latest products and services, with highlights including:
- Gentex Corporation launching its new industrial powered air respirator, the PureFlo ESM+, as well as showcasing a concept design for the new anti-riot helmet which was used at President Trump’s inauguration
- The new TASKI Intellibot, a fully-automated commercial cleaner that cleans floors, leaving operatives to focus on other revenue-generating and value-added tasks
- Bollé Safety's Rush+ Glow eye protection which glows in the dark for a minimum of five hours when exposed to only five minutes of light, keeping the wearer safe in dark/ night-time working condition
- DuPont's Tyvek 500 HV coveral. Visitors can don a virtual reality headset which will immerse them in an environment that demonstrates the problems that ordinary HV (High Visibility) clothing can create when the HV performance of the garments deteriorates through use and laundering
- The presentation of the Scottish Chamber of Safety Awards, including the Lord Cullen Award
There will also be 36 hours of dedicated CPD accredited educational seminars in eight theatre areas including:
- The Health & Safety Conference Theatre, which will host The British Safety Council Conference. Content will include a mock Health & Safety trial facilitated by international law firm Pinsent Masons
- In the Cleaning Conference Theatre Dianna Steinbach, Director of Europe, Middle East, Africa Member Services for ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, will deliver 'The Value of Clean' bringing global insights to the local level and looking at challenges and opportunities facing the cleaning industry. Kris Robertson, TASKI Leader UK & Ireland Diversey - Sealed Air Group will focus on the impact robotics will have on quality, cost and sustainability
- The Facilities Theatre will host a panel debate led by Stan Mitchell, managing director for Key FM on 'What will Brexit mean for Scottish FMs'; BIFM Scotland’s Preston Gan will be sharing his experiences on transforming culture and behaviours in an environment as established as the NHS
- At the Fire Safety Conference Theatre there will be a live demonstration of protecting against chemical explosions and Gary Hicks will present a session on Evacuating Buildings during a terrorist attack
- In the Safer Logistics area Nick Welch, Technical Director, RTITB will discuss 'Taking a proactive approach to safety', while Glen Davies, Transport & Logistics Safety Forum, CILT will present on Raising Awareness of Safety on the Road
- In the Maintenance Conference Theatre Bryan Buchan, chief executive of Scottish Engineering, the primary voice of manufacturing engineering north of the border, will outline the key challenges and opportunities in the Scottish manufacturing sector, before focussing on the enormous potential of Internet of Things-enabled technologies in industrial sectors.
Scotland Works offers free entry to registered guests at www.scotlandworks.com.