More than 10,000 visitors flocked to the Sydney Safety Show and Conference and Sydney Materials Handling Show – a major highlight to Safe Work Australia Week in October this year.
Held at Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay, the Safety Show featured workshops, seminars, demonstrations and acres of safety products and service.
Organiser Marie Kinsella of Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd says the events were keenly attended by employers facing new OHS laws.
The proposed new laws contained in the draft national model recommend sweeping changes to current NSW health and safety laws.
Ms Kinsella says the seminars outlining the new changes proved so popular, extra sessions were held to cope with demand.
Safety Workshops held as part of the Conference addressed other major OHS issues including:
Manual Handling and Smart Move Tool Kit and
Preventing and Dealing with Workplace Bullying
Simplifying the complex field of safe work at heights was the focus of another workshop held by Workplace Access & Safety.
The workshop explained how to make work sites safe and compliant with fall prevention regulations.
Products and services on display at The Safety Show extended from first aid supplies and training through to machine guarding and risk management.
Exhibitors at Sydney Materials Handling, with its dedication to "lift, shift and move", showcased logistics and warehouse management equipment, including radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, forklifts, conveyors, storage systems, software and waste management.
High profile exhibitors at the two shows included WorkCover NSW, Blackwoods, Elliott Australia, Ingal EPS, Ingal Civil Products, NTP Forklifts, Rockwell Automation, Spill Station Australia and Webforge.
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