Three of Queensland's top industry associations have thrown their support behind the Queensland Safety Show, organised by Australian Exhibitions & Conferences .
The Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, Electrical and Communications Association Queensland and the Master Builders will support the Queensland Safety Show when it returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Visitors can attend three concurrently held workplace safety events: the Queensland Safety Show, Queensland Materials Handling and the Queensland Safety Conference.
The two trade shows, Queensland Materials Handling and the Queensland Safety Show, will have a combined 7,500sqm of specialist safety products and services presented by over 200 exhibitors. There will be plenty of fresh OHS exhibitors and an entirely 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.
The fire and security feature area will help Queensland's construction industry, including electricians, deal with recent amendments to the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) and a new Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 6.1.
According to Graham Cuthbert, Executive Director, Master Builders, aside from the new feature area, the Queensland Safety Show's ability to throw the spotlight on broader safety issues is important. Master Builders, once again, support the Queensland Safety Show to better OHS management and to assist members in providing safer and healthier workplaces.
Practical assistance will also be on offer from the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, which will present free manual tasks workshops. The sessions will be led by Michael Terry, an industrial physiotherapist with extensive experience in treating and preventing strain injuries from manual tasks.
More advice will be available from around 40 workplace health and safety (WHS) experts at the Queensland Safety Conference. Sponsored by Workplace Health & Safety Queensland and presented by the Queensland and Northern Territory division of the Safety Institute of Australia, the conference aims to advance the science of safety and provide practical solutions for delegates to implement immediately in their workplaces.
Conference-goers will be able to select presentations from seven special-interest themes, including:
- WHS Managers
- Health Promotion in the Workplace
- WHS Legislation
- Occupational Disease
- Behaviour and Culture
- Risk Management and Critical Incidents
- Occupational issues such as sun, fatigue, and alcohol and drug use