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Last updateWed, 29 May 2024 2pm

Leading H&S event returns to Birmingham this Spring

HS event pic1The UK’s premier event dedicated to improving occupational health and safety standards returns to the NEC in Birmingham this spring. The Health & Safety Event will be taking place from 30 April to 2 May, as part of the Safety & Security Event Series.

Health and safety professionals will be able to network in-person with their peers, share best practice and explore the latest innovations and trends in the sector. With over 300 exhibitors, there is no event on the same scale where delegates can meet directly with experts to compare thousands of the latest products and solutions for their health and safety management.

Industry-leading exhibitors

At The Health & Safety Event visitors will find more than 10,000 products and solutions for health and safety management in the workplace. Hosting all the major players from the industry – including MSA Safety, Dräger, Barbour, JSP limited, Portwest, U-Power, UVEX and many more – delegates will be able to speak to the experts directly, to solve their health and safety challenges and discuss all upcoming projects.

Returning to The Health & Safety Event, Start-Up Street is a dedicated area for start-ups to exhibit. They will be showcasing their cutting-edge products and solutions that are shaping the future of risk management and saving lives.

Products and solutions

The more-than 10,000 products and solutions to be showcased at the show include asbestos control, breathing and respiratory management, confined space, drug and alcohol testing, driver safety, emergency/First Aid equipment, environmental and waste management, fall arrest and prevention, gas detection, hand/arm vibration, hazardous materials storage and handling, HR/recruitment, legal advice and insurance, lone worker, manual and materials handling, media and publishing, monitoring instrumentation, noise control, occupational hygiene, PPE, plant and machinery safety, risk assessment, safety and health software, slip and trip prevention, training and qualifications, warehouse safety, workplace cleaning and workplace ergonomics.

The show is a brilliant opportunity to discover what is new on the market and condense months of research in finding new suppliers into three days.

HS event pic2Backed by the industry

IOSH, HSE, BSIF, UKATA, Highways England, SAFed, SHEP and many more industry bodies and associations have confirmed their attendance at the show and will be on site. Providing an unmissable opportunity to speak directly to the industry experts, the knowledge sharing and insight on offer will be invaluable to thousands of organisations to ensure they are up to date with industry standards and best practice.

Networking opportunities

Visitors to the show will come from every level of the buying chain and from a diverse range of industries. Some of the organisations that have confirmed they intend to send visitors include BT, Holland & Barrett, Dominos, Amazon, National Grid, Rolls Royce, Centurion, GXO, The Gym, Virgin Media O2 and more.

To meet the business needs of health and safety professionals, CONNECT+ Live will return for another fantastic year of specialised networking. Matching the visitor’s buying requirements and needs with carefully curated exhibitors, the CONNECT+ Live team of matchmaking experts will fast-track access to key suppliers. Visitors can save valuable time and effort by making invaluable contacts through this outstanding and ever-popular hosted meeting programme.

Back by popular demand, networking reception drinks will take place from 16:00-17:30 on Days 1 and 2, and from 13:00-15:30 on Day 3. Taking place at the Networking Café, it is the perfect opportunity to unwind and meet industry peers and professionals, enjoy a complimentary drink with friends and colleagues, and make those vital new connections in an informal and affable setting.

Specialist features and zones

This year, The Health & Safety Event will have specialist features and zones to maximise visitors’ time onsite, with a number of exciting features including the Registered Safety Supplier Trail, in partnership with The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF). All suppliers on the trail are members of BSIF and have signed a binding declaration that the safety equipment and services they offer meet the appropriate standards, fully comply with PPE regulations and are appropriately marked. Follow the trail and be assured that the PPE you are buying is from a Registered Safety Supplier.

HS event pic3In partnership with Highways England and Driving for Better Business, The Driver Safety Zone is another of the dedicated features. This zone will share vital information and resources with safety professionals who have responsibility for work-related road risk.

Driving for work is one of the most dangerous activities employees ever undertake and there are thousands of collisions every year involving someone who was driving for work at the time. Visitors will be able to speak to the experts and suppliers who provide specialist road risk management.

CPD-accredited content

The Health & Safety Event will boast CPD-accredited content across five theatres during the three days of the show. Visitors can elevate their expertise and knowledge while gaining CPD points through expert-led content programmes. Those attending will receive comprehensive and up-to-date information on the most critical aspects of health and safety.

From the latest insights, regulatory changes and updates to impactful case studies, no-one will want to miss out. They can also ask any burning questions they may have during a Q&A after each session.

Back by popular demand, The Keynote Theatre is the main stage at The Health & Safety Event. Supported by IOSH, this theatre will welcome key industry speakers who will be providing the latest news and updates, as well as regulations, guidance and training within the health and safety industry.

Also returning is the Practical Safety Theatre, sponsored by Milwaukee. Visitors can hear from the experts on how to create a safe and compliant working environment. They can also gain the practical tools and knowledge to protect themselves and their employees from danger, while helping to look after the future of their business or organisation.

The Knowledge Exchange, supported by HSM, will return and will feature a series of sessions covering the challenges faced by health and safety professionals and practitioners. Hear from industry experts who are making a difference in the workplace and safety culture.

HS event pic4The Driver Safety Theatre, in partnership with Driving for Better Business and National Highways, is part of the Driver Safety Zone. In Great Britain there are roughly 20 million vehicles driven on business, and every year around 40,000 people are injured in collisions that involve someone who was driving for work. That was the driving force behind bringing The Driver Safety Zone back to The Health & Safety Event.

Visitors can hear leading experts share a series of presentations and panel discussions covering legislation updates, driver fatigue, distraction, staff culture, vehicle safety and much more. A live enactment of a mock trial will take place, highlighting new legislation and featuring an animated reconstruction which has been created specifically for the event.

Also returning this year is Lone Worker Safety Live. In bite-size interactive sessions, experts and those with practical experience will share their knowledge on best-practice ways to manage the key issues of wellbeing, safety and security for lone and remote workers.

Register in advance

The Health and Safety Event is co-located with The Fire Safety Event, The Security Event, The Workplace Event and the National Cyber Security Show. With one registration – at – delegates will have free access to all those industry-leading events. Covering the entire buying chain of the safety and security of people, places and assets, its comprehensive offering will save delegates time and money by traveling to this all-encompassing event.

The full series of events is guaranteed to maximise your time and investment in improving your business operations in all things security, fire safety, health and safety and workplace/ facilities management. Parking at the NEC for show visitors is free.