The upcoming Melbourne Exhibition Centre for Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling will see fresh OHS exhibitors and a new fire and security feature area. The new feature area will host suppliers of fire preparedness training, investigation training, fire monitoring systems, closed circuit television (CCTV), intercoms, access control and security systems. Australian Exhibitions & Conferences will organise safety in action exhibitions at Melbourne Exhibition Centre for Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling.
According to former fire officer and first-time exhibitor, Trevor Pillinger, Salamander Fire Australia, the exhibition on fire and security complements the OHS and materials handling focus of Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling. The OHS Act stipulates that employers take steps to make their workplaces safe and that goes beyond everyday operations to include getting them out in an emergency. OHS professionals and facility managers need to be aware of what is required under Australian Standard AS3745 and be able to access the expertise to develop a proper emergency plan.
Fire safety and flash protection will also be highlighted by Westex, which will have their Indura Ultrasoft fire retardant fabrics on show. The fabrics are designed to protect welders, electricians and other workers exposed to heat and flames.
The new fire and security feature area continues to be an expansion of Australia's longest running workplace safety event, which last year spawned Melbourne Materials Handling, a show dedicated to lift, shift and load. Exhibitors will showcase robotics, spill control, logistics software, personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing, height safety, storage, training, vacuum lifters, hoists and even blood screening services.
Visitors to the Commercial Health Project stand will be able to see a microscopic view of their own blood using Hemaview technology or enjoy a free head, shoulders and neck massage. Hemaview technology allows the investigation of the size, shape and ratio of red and white blood cells and platelets in the blood. Screening the health of employees is a first step in a wellness programme that helps to lift productivity, morale and health in the workplace, particularly as the country's workforce is ageing along with the concerning rise in incidents of obesity and chronic disease.
Melbourne Materials Handling exhibitor, Specialised Stage Engineering, will show off their Prolyft chain hoists. Each Prolyft hoist is equipped with an identifying RFID tag that is linked to a full maintenance history, complete with certification details, load testing and service records on the Specialised Stage Engineering website. Full service is also offered by Test and Tag Training and their sister brand, Appliance Testing Supplies.
Another offering at Melbourne Materials Handling will be the Australian made Pivot Safety Gate from Maass Products, which makes loading and unloading from mezzanine floors safe and simple.
In contrast, lifting and shifting without any human interaction will be the focus of the Advanced Robotics stand, where a robot equipped with a vision system and vacuum lifter will complete a jigsaw unaided.
Visitors who need durable, easy to wear clothing can inspect the triple-stitched beautifully finished workwear of new label, Jonsson.