Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling trade shows will present hundreds of suppliers of occupational health and safety (OHS) and materials handling products and services – as diverse as asbestos removal and corporate wellness programmes – spanning three acres.
Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling are expected to remain buoyant after their northern counterpart, The Safety Show Sydney, drew 10,276 visitors over three days in October as the credit crisis unfolded.
According to Marie Kinsella, organiser of Safety In Action, Australian Exhibitions & Conferences , the strong attendance proved that business owners would continue to prioritise the safety of their people. Aside from meeting obligations, workplace safety and materials handling allows people to be more productive. Maintaining morale and increasing efficiency is critical in tough conditions.
According to Noel Arnold & Associates, many companies are increasing their investment in safety. Safety is a proven way to improve business performance. A number of Noel Arnold clients have achieved dramatic falls in injuries in the order of 20, 30 and 40% and workers compensation costs are sensitive to claims performance. The rule of thumb is that every dollar spent on a claim brings another three dollars of workers compensation premium costs that carry on for three years. Hence workplace safety makes good sense from a financial standpoint.
Clever employers are also using prevention programmes to better engage with their workforce. It is a good basis for managers and leaders to drive positive culture in tough times.
According to Stacey Williams, Exhibitor and Defibrillator supplier, ZOLL Medical, workplace safety remained a priority despite economic uncertainty. Cardiac arrests kill more people every year than lung cancer and breast cancers combined. ZOLL Medical will be at Safety In Action trade show to raise awareness of defibrillation and effective CPR.
At the Safety In Action trade show, Elliott Australia will be introducing new products and concepts to the Australian safety industry, and plan to show new eyewear and PureSport rehydration drink.
For other exhibitors, like height safety providers, INGAL EPS, the Safety In Action trade show is a good opportunity to meet new clients. INGAL EPS have a range of new height safety products like the High Mast.
The Safety In Action trade show will also feature suppliers of fire preparedness training, investigation training, fire monitoring systems, closed circuit television (CCTV), intercoms, access control and security systems.
The Melbourne Materials Handling trade show will host the National Forklift Championships, which are organised by Melbourne Materials Handling sponsor, the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). The trade show focus on materials handling and safety sectors.
The Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling trade shows run from March 31 to April 2 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
The Safety Institute of Australia will present the Safety In Action Conference sponsored by WorkSafe Victoria and Downer EDI. The conference will feature local and international speakers including business leader Janet Holmes à Court, Beaconsfield investigator Professor Michael Quinlan, OHS harmonisation panellist Barry Sherriff, and WorkSafe Executive Director John Merritt.