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Safety & Health Expo – the main event for 2019

18-20 June 2019, ExCeL London

Safety & Health Expo 2019, the UK’s biggest event for health and safety professionals, opens its doors at ExCeL London on 18 June for three days of product launches, business, learning, networking and debate.

The exhibition, together with its free-to-attend CPD-accredited seminar programme, is a global hub for the profession, with products and solutions stretching across PPE, site safety, hazardous materials, hygiene, lone worker safety, training and more.

In proud partnership with NEBOSH, HSE, IOSH and RoSPA, Safety & Health Expo is once more driving change in the sector, bringing new products, new thinking, and new ways of working to an audience of over 13,000 H&S professionals 

New Safety – how the health and safety profession is taking positive strides   

In collaboration with SHP Online, Safety & Health Expo has launched an initiative called New Safety. The intention: to understand the areas of responsibility and current challenges of the profession and then highlight positive case studies of where health and safety is taking strides in each of these areas. Following a survey of hundreds of SHP readers, the five ‘pillars’ of New Safety and Health were identified. The programme for this year’s event has been built around these pillars. Innovative, holistic, disruptive, inclusive  - and with a focus on leadership

What’s On  – new suppliers and new products

Showcasing top health and safety solutions from 300+ UK and international suppliers, visitors can source from a range of behavioural safety, risk management, training and occupational health products and services from trusted names including Safety Media, SoloProtect, MSA Britain, Boplan, Evac + Chair International, Birkenstock, IKAR GB, Skyguard, Draeger Safety UK, Citrus Training,   Toyota Material Handling UK, Effective Software  and Alcumus.   Along with the big names most practitioners will recognise,  the show will welcome plenty of smaller firms, start-ups and overseas suppliers, all bringing their latest ideas, so be sure to come and learn about the latest developments and how your business can benefit. 

Access world-class educational seminars

With 75+ hours of CPD-accredited seminars across five different theatres, keep up to date on critical legislation, technologies, trends and developments, with speakers from Mace, Laing O’ Rourke, Mates in Mind,  Landsec, St George plc and Thames Tideway on: 

  • Procurement: The changing face of health and safety - from policing to leaving a legacy 
    Keith Blowes, Senior SHESQ Manager, LM JV (Laing O’Rourke and Murphy Joint Venture) - 19 June, 13.20, Operational Excellence Theatre, sponsored by Kelvin TOP-SET 
  • Panel: What is the future of the health and safety profession?
    Chaired by: Heather Beach, Director, The Healthy Work Company; Clive Johnson, Group Head of Health, Safety & Security, Landsec; Dr Shaun Lundy, Technical Director, 4site Consulting; Aoife Devaney, Assistant Health & Safety Advisor, St George Plc; James Pomeroy, Group Health, Safety, Environment and Security Director, Lloyd’s Register - 19 June, 14.00, Leadership Forum sponsored by Acre   
  • Implementation of technology to improve plant – pedestrian safety, a collaborative approach 
    Gary Escott, Co-Founding Director, SiteZone Safety; Alistair Melville, Project Manager, Costain - 20 June, 10.45, Safety Technology Zone   
  • Taking a whole person approach to mental health
    Joscelyne Shaw, Director of Strategy, Mates in Mind - 20 June, 15.00, Workplace Wellbeing Theatre

Networking Forum and Workshops

New for this year, Safety & Health Expo will feature Workshops in the Networking Forum, sponsored by SHP 4 Jobs, where practitioners can work together on some of the profession’s biggest challenges, such as workplace incidents, leadership and safety differently.

Inspirational Speakers Programme 2019

We’re proud to introduce an incredible line-up of inspirational speakers for Safety & Health Expo 2019 - rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson (bottom right), journalist and broadcaster Steph McGovern (right) and Olympic hero Eddie the Eagle (left). Get ready for unique new insight on how to transform your health and safety strategy as they share the lessons of their varied careers and life experience on the theme of risk, courage and perseverance.

Steph McGovern, journalist and presenter, will talk about her career journey from an apprentice engineer to an award-winning journalist – and a household name. She will also share some of what she has learned from her biggest interviews – including Donald Trump – and the importance of good business practice, skills, and vocational training.

An inspirational speech from Eddie the Eagle, the legendary Winter Olympic ski jump underdog, will cover his life in ski jumping and the consequences of his most serious injury, with stories drawn from a career fraught with considerable risk, but made possible by the courage to try something new and daring.

The final inspirational keynote speaker, on day three of Safety & Health Expo, is England rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson, whose high-profile struggles with his mental health in a male-dominated environment led to depression, panic attacks and anxiety. His honest, sincere speech will consider what his experience has taught him about mental health, balancing work with his personal life and the danger of overwork.

Discover PPE at the brand-new PPE Attack Zone

Are your teams as protected as they could be?  With the new PPE legislation in force from 21 April, Safety & Health Expo 2019 is introducing the PPE Attack Zone, where PPE is subjected to rigorous, real-time, visual tests that demonstrate how equipment is accredited and provide evidence of the efficacy of different products.  Immersive yourself in demos from HSE’s GRIP scheme,  GfG Gas Detection UK, PK Safety, 3M, Bolle Safety, Beeswift, Unigloves, Derma Shield Skincare, Spanset and  Rob Shaw Associates. Highlights include a barrier cream that is resistant to acid, a first-hand look at what happens to safety glasses when you shoot them with ball bearings and 3M’s latest guidance on respiratory face fit testing.

These real-world scenarios let PPE buyers discover how this equipment meets – or goes above and beyond – the grade, giving you an authentic sense of the difference between passing-grade PPE and equipment that surpasses industry standards.  Make sure you’re sourcing the very best kit to keep your teams safe. 

Innovate at the brand-new Safety Technology Zone

The new Safety Technology Zone will let visitors explore the implications of the most innovative technology on the market, including drones, AI, VR and wearable devices – new, disruptive health and safety solutions set to transform the workplace over the coming years. Discover the latest trends, meet suppliers, enjoy hands-on product demonstrations and interactive talks and case studies to help you remain at the forefront of what’s happening in health and safety across all sectors. 

New - Workplace Wellbeing Show

Taking a holistic approach, the brand-new Workplace Wellbeing Show will highlight new methods for improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. It includes the Workplace Wellbeing Theatre, the Healthy Eating Café - with salad boxes and delicious protein power bowls to promote healthy eating in the workplace – and a Wellness Wall where experts from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) will share their big ideas for tackling wellbeing challenges.

The Workplace Wellbeing Theatre is set to hot a range of fascinating and informative sessions and panel discussions on key aspects of workplace wellbeing, including ‘Mental Health and the Law’, ‘The Wellbeing Professional of the Future’, ‘Tackling Fatigue in Your Organisation’ and ‘Nutrition as Part of a Health and Wellbeing Offer.’ 

Exhibitors in the Workplace Wellbeing Show include SoundEar, The Healthy Work Company, Eurofins Workplace Drug Testing, AlphaBiolabs,  i-act for Positive Mental Health, Randox Testing Services, Lifestyle Checkpoint, Cardiac Science Holdings and Resilient People.

Discover how to create your own culture of wellbeing to eliminate stress, increase resilience and give your business a real competitive advantage. 

Industry Awards

This year Safety & Health Expo will play host to the RoSPA Awards, and of course the SHP Rising Star Awards, which return for their fifth year. New categories have been added, including Rising Stars Wellbeing and Rising Star Innovation, to recognise achievement in some exciting and developing areas of the profession. Join us for this opportunity to shine a spotlight on the standout individuals of the safety & health profession, nominated by you.  

Meetings Service 

Safety & Health Expo makes discussing these big ideas and new technologies easy with its bespoke networking service, putting making contacts, generating business and building critical new relationships at the heart of the event. Speak directly with your preferred suppliers and solution providers by pre-booking meetings with them before you arrive. This free meeting service ensures you have the time to speak with all of the people who are important to you at Safety & Health Expo, as well as offering plenty of networking opportunities for making those vital new connections. 

Boost your CPD in three days – and get the certificates to prove it

Don’t forget that all the educational sessions at Safety & Health Expo are free and CPD-accredited. If you want to understand more about how CPD can help with your career development, visit the show to meet directly with leading health and safety institutions such as IOSH, RoSPA, HSE, BOHS, IEMA, British Safety Council and more. With IOSH  looking carefully at the CPD records of its 47,000 members,  it’s very good to know that everyone who attends a seminar at Safety & Health Expo will receive a certificate of attendance by email after the event. Simply ensure your badge is scanned in the theatre before or immediately after your seminar.

Access to co-located shows under one roof 

Your badge for Safety & Health Expo also grants you free access to three co-located shows: FIREX International, IFSEC International and Facilities Show, where you can enhance your health and safety strategy with solutions from fire safety, security and facilities management. 

The show takes place on 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London, open between 10:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 June, and 10:00 and 16:00 on Thursday 20 June.  Safety & Health Expo offers exclusive preferential accommodation rates through HotelMap. The nearest station is Custom House, easily accessible from central London on the DLR.

Don’t miss the main event for health and safety professionals. Visit www.safety-health-expo.co.uk and register for your free ticket today.