Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Make the most of the great outdoors
7-9 September 2010
A host of companies are already booked into the newly-created Sports Zone, offering visitors a comprehensive range of products, and advice and solutions to every conceivable sports equipment need.
Located near the show’s South entrance, the IOG SALTEX Sports Zone will feature, for example, line markers as well as equipment and accessories for all major sports, including rain and frost covers.Here’s a snapshot of what will be on view.
Bowcom will display a comprehensive range of line marking materials and accessories including the GMX applicator, the environmentally-friendly Bowcom Bag Box option and a new range of synthetic marking paints.
Fleet Line Markers will be demonstrating its range of line marking machines and paints – from traditional transfer wheel machines through to the world’s only laser guided marking system, the BeamRider. With the BeamRider fitted to Fleet’s e-ROK, laser straight lines, at 12km/h, are easily achieved. The full range of accessories for the e-ROK will also be on display.
Environmentally friendly, water-based paints for natural grass, synthetic grass (all types) and tarmac surfaces are available in white plus a full range of colours.
Stadia Sports will show a selection of its wide range of capital equipment for all major sports, including football, tennis, cricket, rugby, hockey and athletics, in addition to grounds maintenance products and equipment for badminton, basketball, volleyball, and so on.
The company also provides an early planning-to-project completion sports hall installation service. And anyone looking for rain or frost covers need look no further than the Stuart Canvas stand, where there will be a range of covers for sports grounds as well as a mobile cover for cricket pitches.
Then there’s the ever-popular Sports Turf Skills Village, which will provide groundscare professionals with a series of daily demonstrations of basic sports turf maintenance skills. Located near to the show’s North entrance, the schedule will embrace:
- Performance Quality Standard/Assessment of surface
- Setting out/marking out
- Pre-start/Post operative checks to machinery
- Setting height of cut
- Fertiliser application (including calibration of equipment)
- Topdressing (including calibration of equipment)
- Synthetic pitch maintenance.
The demonstrations – featuring equipment and products supplied by exhibitors – will be supported by ECB Pitch Advisors and IOG training instructors who will be available to answer any questions visitors may have.
In addition, an exciting, informative and comprehensive series of demonstrations, workshops and seminars are being planned to meet all the wide-ranging needs of arboriculturalists who visit this year’s show.
Working closely with arboricultural specialist the BTS Group in the World of Arb area of the show, there will be a daily programme of tree climbing/access and rescue demonstrations, walk-in ‘ask the BTS expert’ workshops, as well as a display of products needed for safe and effective tree surgery – focusing especially on equipment for working at height efficiently, effectively and safely. In addition, the schedule of free seminars taking place in the Grandstand will also include sessions dedicated to the arboriculture industry.
The BTS programme of live demonstrations will include best-practice routines for:
- Access – climbed versus platform – highlighting health and safety issues as well as the efficacy of the alternative routines/methods; and
- Aerial rescue techniques – focusing on accident and emergency routines when close to electricity/power lines.
Kevin Moore, training manager of the BTS Training division, says the enthralling programme will involve BTS staff from the Group’s Ipswich, Luton and Leeds depots. Elsewhere in the show, arborists will also be able to view and discuss a wide range of appropriate equipment, from harnesses through to sky-high access platforms, from other exhibitors.
It’s a sell-out for first-time iog saltex exhibitor
Following a recommendation by a customer that it should exhibit at the IOG SALTEX open space management show, Isle of Wight-based Flow Control exhibited at the Windsor event for the first time last year – and it completely sold out of its stock of no-spill fuel cans.
“IOG SALTEX was definitely the best show ever for us,” says Dawn Bone, operations director. “And we have re-booked for this year as the exhibition is now our favourite trade show.”
Supplied with an integrated spout and dust safety cap, the anti-spill pushbutton control can empties five litres in 15 seconds (350 ml per second) with no spillage and a reduction of emissions of up to 90 per cent.
The UK manufactured Flo Control Fuel Can has a five-litre capacity and can be supplied with three different coloured identity discs (green, red and black) that can be used, for example, for unleaded, two stroke or diesel fuel.
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