Seminars, workshops, demonstrations and acres of safety products and services are expected to draw around 10,000 visitors to Sydney Showground for The Safety Show and Sydney Materials Handling next week. Both shows are presented by exhibition organisers Australian Exhibitions & Conferences .
The two big occupational safety trade shows will run from Tuesday October 27 to Thursday October 29 and will dominate the Safe Work Australia Week in New South Wales. Organiser Marie Kinsella of Australian Exhibitions & Conferences says the events will be keenly attended by employers facing new OHS laws.
"Of all the states, NSW employers will need to deal with the most radical changes to the law if the draft national model is adopted," Ms Kinsella says. "Bookings for seminars regarding the new laws presented at The Safety Show and Sydney Materials Handling have been so popular Safe Work Australia struggled to meet demand. Law firm, Deacons, will offer extra sessions for those who missed out in the rush."
Many of the other big issues in OHS will also be addressed with safety workshops. The principal sponsor of the Safety Show is WorkCover NSW and they will keep visitors abreast of three key areas with free daily seminars:
- Workers Compensation - What you need to know
- Manual Handling and Smart Move Tool Kit
- Preventing and Dealing with Workplace Bullying
Matching the knowledge will be a vast array of practical solutions. Products and services on offer at The Safety Show will extend from first aid supplies and training through to machine guarding and risk management.
With its dedication to "lift, shift and move", exhibitors at Sydney Materials Handling will showcase logistics and warehouse management equipment, including radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, forklifts, conveyors, storage systems, software and waste management.
Among the high profile exhibitors at the two shows are WorkCover NSW, Blackwoods, Elliott Australia, Ingal EPS, Ingal Civil Products, NTP Forklifts, Rockwell Automation, Spill Station Australia and Webforge.