THE Queensland Safety Show will showcase the safety services and equipment of more than 150 suppliers at the trade show and the expertise of 45 speakers at the professional development forum.
Visitors to the show, to be held from June 21 - 23 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, will see a diverse range of solutions from asbestos management, construction, electrical, environmental, fire, materials handling and machine safety products through to services like auditing, first aid, rehabilitation and health screening.
Over the same three days, Queenslanders can bring themselves up to date with the latest developments in the safety profession and learn how to deal with an array of workplace safety issues at the Queensland Safety Forum.
The Forum will open with an address calling for national consistency in safety and workers' compensation by Peter Henneken, who is both a member of the new national umbrella body, Australian Safety & Compensation Council and Director-General of the Queensland Department of Industrial Relations.
Special interest streams at the Forum address wellness in the workplace, bullying and harassment, occupational health and safety management and risk assessment, leadership and safety cultures, challenges facing the safety profession and legal issues.
The Forum concludes with an interactive and realistic mock court by The Brief Group that plays out what to expect if tragedy strikes and explores the most common reasons why businesses are prosecuted.
Still on the legal theme, Commerce Queensland will present free seminars on recent changes to occupational health and safety legislation. The chamber of commerce and industry is one of five peak bodies to throw its support behind the Queensland Safety Show.
Other official industry partners for the inaugural event include Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland, Electrical & Communications Association, Australian Industry Group and Master Builders Queensland.
The show takes its lead from Melbourne's Safety In Action trade show and The Safety Show, Sydney, which each draw crowds of around 10,000 visitors each year and are also run by Queensland Safety Show organiser, Australian Exhibitions & Conferences (AEC).
The inaugural Queensland Safety Show and Queensland Safety Forum will run from Wednesday June 21 to Friday June 23, 2006 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
For more information, phone Australian Exhibitions & Conferences on 03 9654 7773, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.qldsafetyshow.com.au.