Materials handling gets its own show

THE lifting, loading and shifting of materials is the number one cause of injuries to workers in New South Wales. Sydney Materials Handling aims to provide thousands of solutions for this problem.

THE lifting, loading and shifting of materials are the major cause of injuries to workers in NSW, and Sydney Materials Handling aims to provide solutions for this problem.

The show is co-located with The Safety Show Sydney, and will run from October 24th to 26th at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

Around 50 exhibitors will showcase materials and manual handling products and services, encompassing everything from automated storage and retrieval systems, through to robotics and voice recognition systems.

Organiser, Marie Kinsella of Australian Exhibitions & Conferences, said that although The Safety Show Sydney had always addressed materials handling, a dedicated event was warranted.

“Materials handling injures around 17,000 workers in NSW each year, costing employers more than $370m,” she said.

“On the other side of the coin, many of the materials handling technologies can also reap huge productivity savings, so every time you improve materials handling, there’s this double whammy of human and financial benefits.

“Researchers told us that visitors to The Safety Show knew that only too well and were demanding a greater focus on new materials handling innovations.”

Australian Exhibitions & Conferences 03 9654 7773.