‘Acres’ of products on show at Safety In Action

Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling return to Melbourne in April offering a range of safety solutions.

This year’s show goes well beyond personal protective equipment and high-tech automation to become a comprehensive source of expert knowledge.

With new national safety laws just months away, the shows not only feature three acres of products and services, but will also feature expertise and opinion from a broad range of exhibitors.

Universities, certification, professional bodies, lawyers and consultants will help show-goers adapt. WorkHealth will provide free health checks during the show’s three days while Norton Rose lawyer Barry Sherriff and Safe Work Australia will explain the new work health and safety laws during seminars.

Organiser Marie Kinsella said that beyond the formal seminars, many exhibitors will offer practical expertise on best practice safety.

Among them is 3M, which will help Safety In Action visitors ensure respirators fit properly for optimal performance.

Melbourne Materials Handling exhibitor, Lindsay Wakefield of Safetech, says that while his company ultimately provides equipment, it is the people behind them that make the difference.

“We are asked to supply solutions to manual handling problems. Most involve lifting and the majority of clients require that we use our experience and design skills to produce an ideal outcome,” Dr Wakefield says.

“They want us to understand their processes and problems and apply our knowledge to produce solutions that are safe, cost effective and easy for staff to use. It’s vital to engineer them for the operator because if they can’t use the equipment easily, they won’t use it at all.”

Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling run concurrently with CleanScene at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from April 5 to 7.

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