Safety equipment to be shown off at new conference

Registration is now open for a great new opportunity for Australian work health and safety professionals to exchange ideas with counterparts from different states. A major new conference for the health and safety sector that will be held here in Australia has been announced.

The Safety First Conference and Expo will take place from 26-29 May next year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event will bring together figures from a variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing construction and mining, to discuss safety issues.

The location of the conference has been strategically chosen, Canadian Mining Journal reports, as it is near three other major manufacturing exhibitions – SMART Supply Chains and Logistics, National Manufacturing Week and Austech. The latter two are largest such exhibitions in the country.

The event is billed as “Australia’s newest and most complete safety event featuring practical solutions from leading suppliers and industry experts”. Attendees will be able to both view exhibits and showcase their own products and equipment aimed at helping managers and business owners maximise safety standards at the workplace. The products exhibited include equipment for hygiene and cleaning, such as recycling bins or fork lift brooms, as well as machine safety items and personal protective equipment.

The conference itself will involve a variety of expert speakers who will give talks on subjects ranging from legislation and financial liability to best practice solutions. They will also give quality practical advice to improve attendees’ industry knowledge.

Reed Exhibitions Australia Exhibition Director Anthony Reed explained the importance of the event.

“[O]ur research confirmed that Australia’s safety industry generates an estimated $1.74 billion in revenue annually from the manufacturing sector alone and that, with some 1.8 per cent of workers being injured each year, manufacturing has a higher rate of injury than all other industries in Australia,” he told the Canadian Mining Journal.

Those interested will want to register now to attend.