Safety First! Safety in Action Melbourne 2013 draws to a close


“Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.” That was the overlying theme of Safety in Action Melbourne 2013, which ended last Thursday after three days of innovative product displays, demonstrations and seminars from industry leaders in workplace safety and OH&S.

Safety in Action 2013 saw the launch of a number of new safety products from BOC, Ferno, Enware, Showa Best Hand, Roobuck, Oliver Footwear and many more. Running concurrently with the event, Advanced Logistics and Materials Handling showcased the latest from Rotacaster, Maverick Handling Equipment and Nichiyu Forklifts, among others, with live demonstrations and presentations. The reception to these new solutions indicates that the emphasis on and dedication to advanced workplace safety and materials handling technologies is as prominent as ever.

The show's free seminar series saw hundreds drawn to a robust program of speakers with a vigorous knowledge of safety including Adrian Manessis from myosh delivering The Benefits and Risks Associated with Safety Software, GRA Supply Chain Partner Carter McNabb’s Seven Emerging Supply Chain Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, Melissa Kirby from Sharpe & Abel's What to do When Disaster Hits: When Safety Products Fail and Cristian Sylvestre’s SafeStart: Keeping People’s Mind on the Job and Building Safety Culture from the ‘Bottom Up’.

Another show highlight for exhibitors was the announcement of Best Stand winners. Daniel Clarke, Editor of ferret.com.au and journalist for Manufacturers' Monthly assisted in the judging for these awards, with winners Premium Health for Best Stand Under 18m², BOC for Best Stand Over 18m² and Site Safety Australia for Best Stand by a New Exhibitor recognised for their visually enticing stand displays.

Although Safety in Action Melbourne 2013 has said goodbye for another year, the Queensland Safety Show will be held from 18 – 20 June 2013 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and promises to be just as exciting.

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