Join the UK’s largest health and safety show

Help transform the health and safety profession from compliance to engagement this summer, with three days of exceptional keynote speakers, exhibitors and networking opportunities at ExCeL London. Here, we look forward to this year’s Safety & Health Expo.

On the 21 – 23 June, Safety & Health Expo, the UK’s leading health and safety event, returns to London as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series, the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information.

As the only place in the UK where all key health and safety associations, manufacturers and distributors come together with industry leaders, Safety & Health Expo offers the latest technologies and services to help the profession remain compliant and stay up-to-date.

More than 13,000 visitors walked through the doors at Safety & Health Expo in 2015, and 2016 promises to be an even bigger event with over 300 stand-out suppliers attending including Evac + Chair International, Cirrus Research Plc, Safety Media, ATC Risk Management Services Ltd, RRC International and Praxis42, amongst many others.

The Safety & Health Expo Meetings Service – a complimentary matchmaking tool introduced to Safety & Health Expo in 2015 – will enable visitors and exhibitors to search and connect with each other before the show, allowing them to effectively manage their event schedule.

Education, education, education
A big challenge that many health and safety professionals face day-to-day is that of staying compliant and up-to-date with the latest health and safety legislative changes as well as implementing effective health and safety training solutions. Safety & Health Expo provides an ideal opportunity to trial and test eLearning services, personal protective equipment, fire protection solutions, lifting and handling aids and more.

The latest innovations and product launches will be unveiled from companies including Arco Ltd, Draeger Safety UK Ltd, Skyguard Ltd, The Safety Knife Company, Ultimate Ear Protection and more. The product trail will help guide you to these latest products as they’re launched at the show.

Keynote addresses from Colonel Tim Collins OBE, Kate Adie OBE and James Cracknell OBE – inspirational speakers who have all shown grit and determination in the face of adversity – will headline a packed programme of 80 hours of CPD-accredited seminars.

The Inspirational Speaker Series will be hosted in the Keynote Theatre at ExCel London. Colonel Tim Collins OBE will speak on Tuesday 21 June from 11.30 – 12.30, Kate Adie OBE will speak on Wednesday 22 June from 11.30 – 12.30 and James Cracknell OBE will speak on Thursday 23 June at 11.30 – 12.30.

A programme of sector-specific case studies, best practice, training and legislative updates will take place in the six theatres at the Safety & Health Expo, including the Keynote Theatre, Occupational Health Theatre, Lone Worker Theatre, Fleet Safety Theatre, FPA Fire & Evacuation Theatre, and the Training and Careers Zone.

Commenting on the line up, Charlotte Wright, senior content manager for Protection & Management, said: “A wealth of 18-month research with the safety, security, fire, facilities and service management communities has resulted in the most focused programme that the Protection & Management Series has ever seen. Stages this year will welcome a mix of inspirational stories from our keynote speakers with practical and insightful sessions from professional experts and trainers.”

Other key sessions taking placing in the Keynote Theatre include ‘a revolution in health and safety enforcement’ led by experts Simon Joyston-Bechal, director, Turnstone Law; Kizzy Augustin, senior associate, Pinsent Masons LLP; and Peter McNaught, legal adviser, HSE. The ‘Safety Talks: Health, Safety & Brexit’ session will also be presented by Kizzy Augustin, and ‘Safety as an Economic Factor’ will be led by David Snowball, head of Field Operations, HSE.

The Training & Careers Zone, a new theatre for 2016 will offer practical training for those looking to progress their career in health and safety.

Learn how to deliver the perfect interview and presentation, receive top tips directly from recruiter and understand the options for qualifications.

Also new for 2016, The FPA Fire & Evacuation Theatre will cover issues and likely scenarios faced by professionals responsible for fire safety and evacuation. Topics covered will include Fire Risk Assessments, the RR(FS)o, evacuation during terror threats and evacuating the public.

The Professional Clothing Show
The exciting addition of the Professional Clothing Show this year will create the most comprehensive offering for PPE, workwear and corporate clothing within the UK, with leading companies from across the industry already confirmed to participate including: Tranemo; Cintas; Dimensions; Portwest; Hunter Apparel; Sugdens; and Keela International, to name a few.

The Professional Clothing Show will sit at the heart of Safety & Health Expo alongside the popular SHE Live! Platform, a dedicated catwalk showcasing a range of new personal protective equipment, workwear and corporate clothing products as well as live demonstrations from key suppliers.

These demonstrations will include sustainability in the PPE industry, future innovations in workwear, wearable tech and PPE innovation.

Awards and achievements
As well as being the key event for health and safety professionals to ensure they’re up-to-date with critical health and safety issues, Safety & Health Expo is also an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic projects and accomplishments from the last year.

For 60 years, the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards have recognised and celebrated excellence in safety performance. These internationally‑recognised awards – taking place on 21 June – have become a very sought after accolade, as they offer organisations the opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising standards and celebrate success. The Best New Entry Award is sponsored by Safety & Health Expo.

The prestigious BSIF Safety Awards recognise excellence within the safety industry, excellence in customer service, and product innovation. The winners from each category will be announced at a high profile reception, also on the 21 June 2016.

Alongside The Professional Clothing Show, the respected Professional Clothing Awards will recognise companies and individuals bringing the latest innovations and achievements to the professional clothing industry with a glittering black tie gala evening event on Wednesday 22 June. On 23 June, a celebration of up-and-coming talent within the profession will be celebrated in conjunction with UK Health and Safety Week.

Future leaders of the profession will be recognised at the Rising Star Awards ceremony at 12.30 in the Safety & Health Expo catering area. This initiative, supported by the British Safety Council, RoSPA, IIRSM, BOHS, and the Association for Project Safety, identifies key figures new to the profession who are already making an impact in their role. The NEBOSH Young Persons Awards, in association with NEBOSH, and the LOcHER Project Awards, in association with Safety Groups UK, will also be presented at this event to recognise new and emerging health and safety talent.

Women in Health and Safety
A key element at Safety & Health Expo is the opportunity to network and meet with your peers. Last year’s event saw the successful launch of the Women in Health & Safety networking group, which has grown exponentially over the last 12 months.

In recognition of the impact this group has had, this year’s event will be our biggest networking event yet. #SHE1000 will see hundreds of women coming together from professions and industries involved in the protection and management of people and buildings.

Open to both men and women, visitors can attend a workshop with networking expert, Heather White, while gaining the opportunity to extend your network.

IOSH 2016 conference
The flagship IOSH conference will run alongside Safety & Health Expo on 21-22 June, attracting senior safety and health professionals and forward-thinking business leaders. At the third international conference focused on leadership, delegates will find out how to inspire and influence internal and external stakeholders to integrate safety and health into the fabric of an organisation.

Hearing first-hand from those who have successfully influenced change, and most importantly how they succeeded so that you can do the same within your organisation.

With more than 60 international experts speaking including Dr Walter Eichendorf, deputy director general of German Social Accident Insurance, Malcolm Staves, corporate health and safety director of L’Oreal and Keith Hole, senior health and safety adviser for Procurement, Engineering and Construction at Southern Water Services along with a keynote from Sir Clive Woodward on successful leadership, the IOSH 2016 conference will once again drive forward safety and health excellence.

Fire, Facilities, Security and Service Management
Safety & Health Expo will be presented once again as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series, where you can discover new solutions to meet your all of your project requirements, across 1,500 suppliers. Your badge will give you access to all market-leading within the Protection & Management Series, including Facilities Show, IFSEC International, FIREX International and Service Management Expo, attracting more than 45,000 attendees annually at ExCeL London on 21-23 June.

Safety & Health Expo is supported by all the leading UK health and safety associations including: the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH); British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF); Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA); British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS); and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

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