Perth trade show is all about safety

The WA Safety Show at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre 7-9 August will provide an opportunity for manufacturers not only to get a close look at the latest safety technology but also to hear from experts about what the future holds.

The Show will include a number of interactive live demonstrations, free seminars and workshops.

Managers and supervisors will be able to network and learn from industry experts about changes to workplace health and safety laws, and employer responsibilities and employee rights.

The theme this year will be managing risk, with speakers from Norton Rose, the National Safety Council of Australia, Safe Work Australia, Workplace Access & Safety, and other organisations.

Harmonised laws were to become operational on 1 January 2012, but only five jurisdictions have come to the party. The free seminars and workshops will give firms, especially those operating across state jurisdictions, to clear up any confusion about where they stand.

The WA Safety Show, held every two years, is the state’s biggest safety event, and more than 150 stand holders are expected to display the latest safety products and services, from protective equipment to workplace compliance systems.

Innovation

The Liftmaster Material Handling stand will feature very practical technology in the form of innovative powered lifting and powered mobility equipment designed to reduce workplace safety risks and simplify processes.

It includes electric bin lifters and other mobility applications, not powered by petrol or gas. The devices are manoeuvrable, compact and easy to use and are customisable, subject to quantity.

A major safety concern in workplaces is injury by objects falling from elevated work areas including walkways and stairways.

BLH Safety Solutions will showcase its BLH Stop Drop Safety Barricading, an advanced plastic polymer barricading system that fits on Australian and international standard hand railing and scaffolding.

Easy to erect and dismantle, weatherproof and light in weight, BLH Safety Barricading has a low wind rating, is fire and chemical resistant, non-conductive, recyclable, non-obscuring, glare resistant and impact resistant.

Micdesigns’ will present patented work wear for industrial sites. The garments are designed to provide long lasting protection, with ranges to suit Australian climatic extremes. The service includes fast turnaround times and in-house embroidery.

Take five

At the Tennyson Group’s stand will be seen the Take 5 Safety books and printed safety items including durable signage, safety tags and pre-start checklist books that aim to make the understanding and adoption of safety systems easier.

The Take 5 book allows holders to accurately and promptly report hazards in the workplace and complete a simple risk assessment, while offering safety tips that are easy to follow.

Standards certification

SAI Global provides information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement, addressing more than one million Standards from around the world including Australian Standards® and ISO.

Training and audit and certification services are offered against Standards for OHS Management Systems – AS/NZS 4801, OHSAS 18001, National Audit Tool; ISO 9001 Quality Management; ISO 14001 Environmental Management; Food Safety Management; and Product Certification for PPE, Helmets, Building Products and others.

Online OHS learning

At the Edith Cowan University (ECU) stand visitors can learn how to broaden their professional horizons and function effectively within health and safety roles with an OHS qualification achieved by studying courses and majors online.

Experienced lecturers, who work within the industry, ensure graduates are equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the latest industry guidelines and practices.

The Peel Safety Institute will show specialised electronic applications that assist in risk management for the OHS professional that are easy to use, project compliant and portable.

At the Critical Components stand, attendees can check out “Psychological Risk Mitigation" a service that ensures organisations have policies and procedures to manage workplace psychological issues.

The service includes psychology based hands-on training for workplaces and onsite managerial and worker support during a critical Incident. The aim is to ensure worker physical and psychological health and safety, which is a legislative requirement.

Electrolyte thirst aid

Australian workers exposed to extreme heat and humidity risk injury from dehydration, heat stress and fatigue, with loss of concentration and coordination.

Paramount Safety Products will be exhibiting THORZT™, a new electrolyte replenishment drink, scientifically formulated in Australia to meet the hydration requirements of workers in extreme conditions.

Hand hygiene

Deb Australia will showcase its Global range of hand hygiene products and dispensers for all types of workplace and public environments.

The Global range incorporates skin care products designed to protect, cleanse, sanitise and restore, which can be dispensed through the company's patented dispensing systems.

The WA Safety Show is for OHS managers and officers, building contractors and those heading up risk, production, logistics and QA, as well as site, project, plant and maintenance managers, engineers, rehabilitation coordinators, emergency services personnel, union representatives, foremen, occupational therapists and HR managers.

WA Safety Show

Tuesday  7 August 2012 10am – 4pm
Wednesday  8 August 2012  9am – 4pm
Thursday  9 August 2012 9am – 4pm

Venue: Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road Perth WA 6000

To register or for more information, go to wasafetyshow.com or call 03 8672 1200.