Complacency is one of the most common issues in workplace safety, and the penalty can be fatal.
Hundreds of Australian workers are killed each year on the job, and thousands more are injured.
Safety in Action, Australia’s largest conference and exhibition on workplace safety, to be held in Melbourne in September, will explore ways to drive change and make Australian workplaces safer.
Attendees will hear from leading authorities in health, research and industry on Putting safety systems to action to drive change – the focus of this year’s event.
Hosted at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre from September 15-17, the event will feature a free seminar program including presentations from the National Safety Council of Australia’s Ennio Bianchi, beyondblue’s Nick Arvanitis and Dr Paula Mitchell from Fatigue Management International.
“We are expecting over 4,000 people to attend the exhibition, and a high number of those to participate in the free seminar sessions over the course of the three days,” said Josko Kazija, Event Director of Safety in Action from Informa, the event organisers.
“These will feature a range of topics including, how to combat mental health in the workplace, managing fatigue, and improving safety systems.”
The seminar series will include the newly launched for 2015 Innovation Hour, showcasing the latest in safety products.
Two recent inventions that will be featured are Ferno’s HighStep Lift – a ladder free method to access buildings and other tall structures safely – and ASPAC’s Athena range of bi-levelling scissor lifts, which enable workers to traverse heights and tackle rough terrain with greater safety and ease.
More than 200 exhibitors are taking part including: BOC, SAI Global, Myosh, ASPAC, Crane Systems Australia, Grifco, Hammertech Technologies, Inbody Australia, IOAC Optical, IXOM and Corporate Chair Systems.
Attendance at Safety in Action Melbourne is free and open to any business and professional with a safety interest.
To register or for more information visit: http://www.safetyinaction.net.au/melbourne