The Safety in Action and Melbourne Materials Handling trade shows scheduled to be held concurrently in April offer exceptional value to exhibitors and trade visitors alike, given the prioritisation of ‘safety in the workplace’ this year.
The draft of the National Work Health and Safety Strategy is due to be released for public comment in the first half of 2012, with the strategy set to provide the national framework to support change and improvement at the workplace level for the next 10 years.
Though harmonisation laws have failed to live up to their promise because of the delays by some states to enact the legislation, technological advancements that improve workplace safety and materials handling productivity continue to attract attention.
The Safety in Action and Melbourne Materials Handling trade shows are expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors and will feature over 250 exhibitors.
Safety in Action will showcase personal protective equipment, machine guards, flooring and flooring surfaces, first aid, height safety and confined space equipment, legislation advisory organisations, gas detection and spill control, health and safety consultants, electrical safety, fire safety and evacuation, and hazardous goods handling among others.
Melbourne Materials Handling will cover several management disciplines including warehouse and operations, site management, production and maintenance, and equipment operations.
Attendees can explore the latest trends in automatic identification, bulk handling, conveying equipment and accessories, logistics and supply chain technology, packaging and equipment, storage and warehousing, waste management as well as lifting equipment.
The trade shows will also host a series of free knowledge workshops focussing on key industries and presented by leaders and experts in their fields on subjects including materials handling, height safety, machine safety and managing risk.
- Warehousing Equipment will showcase the new Powered 2 Go range of powered platform trolleys, elevated work platforms and powered handtrucks with manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare and industrial applications
- Fallshaw Holdings will showcase lightweight and durable 12v battery operated trolleys in flexible designs
- Mighty Lift stand will feature a portable, lightweight, versatile lifting device to get heavy or bulky units such as air conditioning and solar systems safely onto the roof
- Warequip will exhibit the Caddy and Spin-Go electric work platforms, both from Bravi Platforms of Italy
- ACOHS will showcase a range of products and services to assist organisations with workplace safety and compliance including the Infosafe online chemical information management system and ACOHS SDS management services
- dorsaVi will exhibit ViSafe wireless sensor technology designed to measure movements and muscle activity of the low back, shoulder and upper and lower limbs for people performing work tasks
- Developers of safety wear products will display everything from protective clothing to eyewear and lightweight boots
- Wujiang Hangseng Knitting stand will showcase a range of safety wear for hospital, medical, healthcare and other industries including disposable polypropylene coveralls
- Jolly Jumper Group will feature high visibility clothing and products such as LED lighting for road safety and industrial requirements
- Specsavers is launching its 100% AS/NZS certified prescription safety eyewear range of frames and lenses
- Diadora Utility Safety boots range with side transpiration technology
- Terra Safety Footwear’s odour-free footwear
- Sloggers’ waterproof neoprene/ rubber work boots
- Wolverine Workware’s lightweight Carbon Max Safety Toe
- Florsheim Australia’s lightweight 6-inch Bogs Industrial Chukka steel toe boots
The Safety in Action and Melbourne Materials Handling trade shows are organised by Australian Exhibitions & Conferences .