The two exhibitions will offer a wide range of safety solutions beyond personal protective equipment and high-tech automation to comprehensive expert knowledge.
Spread over three acres of products and services, the shows will focus on the expertise of exhibitors especially with new model safety laws just months away.
Universities, certification organisations, professional bodies, lawyers and consultants will help show-goers adapt to changing laws and requirements.
WorkHealth will provide free health checks during the show's three days while Norton Rose lawyer Barry Sherriff and Safe Work Australia will explain the new work health and safety laws during seminars.
Organiser Marie Kinsella said that beyond the formal seminars, many exhibitors will offer practical expertise on best practice safety.
Among them is 3M, which will help Safety In Action visitors ensure respirators fit properly for optimal performance with ‘How to’ sessions.
Melbourne Materials Handling exhibitor, Lindsay Wakefield of Safetech says that while his company ultimately provides equipment, it is the people behind them that make the difference.
Dr Wakefield says that they are often asked to supply solutions for manual handling problems, mostly involving lifting and the majority of clients want them to understand their processes and problems before applying their knowledge to produce solutions that are safe, cost-effective and user-friendly.
Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling run concurrently with CleanScene from April 5 to 7, 2011 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.