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Personal Protection is a must at Health and Safety Midlands
Feature: 9/7/2012

The inaugural Health and Safety Midlands event will take place at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on the 12th and 13th of September 2012 . The latest in the series of regional events it will provide visitors with information on the latest legislation, health and safety case studies, the opportunity to meets the industry’s most highly respected organisations and also the chance to network with other professionals.

Neal Stone, Director of Policy and Communications for the British Safety Council, will chair the conference programme on 12th September while Joscelyne Shaw, Head of Policy and Influencing, taking the chair on the 13th.


Each year the event organisers work in partnership with the UK’s top safety companies, as well as the leading safety industry organisations to provide an exhibition and conference programme that are relevant to today’s workplace. The British Safety Council is the Official Educational Partner for the conference and the event is endorsed by the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM).

Visitors to the event will be able to see the likes of Ansell Occupational Healthcare who will present a seminar entitled Productivity and Comfort at work contradictory or complementary? The seminar will look at the consequences for both businesses and employees when operators are exposed to more demanding industrial environments that can comprise safety. The main theme is that in an increasingly competitive environment where ‘"lean’" manufacturing is requiring operators to multi-task and rotate roles, how can companies avoid the need to compromise on safety whilst enabling operators to be better protected, more productive and compliant, all of which enhance competitive advantage.

Another PPE themed seminar: Put your chemical protective clothing to the test will be delivered by Ian Samson, UK, Ireland and Nordic Region Training Specialist (EMEA), Dupont Personal Protection. The presentation will provide everything the visitor needs to know about chemical protective clothing as well as asking some fundamental questions such as: ‘Is your chemical protective clothing really protecting you?’; and ‘what does protection really mean?’ In a series of videos shown in the presentation, these questions have been answered by Professor Victor Tytonius, a scientist who specialises in worker protection and chemical protective clothing and materials and who conducts some revealing experiments on the three most common materials: Tyvek®, Microporous Film and SMS.

In addition to the free conference programme there are also three new exhibition zones planned for the Midlands event, the: ‘Cleaning & Hygiene Zone’, aimed at providing the latest information for those who as well as having safety responsibilities, are also responsible for specifying and purchasing cleaning products and services; ‘Live Demonstration Zone’, offering visitors the chance to see up close how new product technologies can dramatically improve the safety of your workforce, improve worker comfort and therefore reduce costs and enhance productivity; and finally the ‘Height Safety Zone’, which will not only provide access to many of the UK's leading manufacturers of fall arrest and prevention equipment and training services, but will also provide educational seminars and live demonstrations during both days of the event.


There is also a substantial exhibition where some of the leading product and service providers in the health and safety industry are exhibiting, and will be available to advise on the latest technology and business practices. These include: Marigold Industrial Ltd, one of the leading names in hand and arm protection, located on stand 139, that will be using its attendance at the event to highlight some of the latest products; 3M, the diversified technology company, that will be displaying its full range of PPE including powered air respirators, coveralls, eyewear, disposable respirators and hearing protection,; and Bollé Safety, a world leader in the design and manufacture of protective eyewear. It will be launching Contour Rx, the world’s first base 8 prescription wraparound eye shield. Based on the Contour eye shield, the prescription version gives the wearer sports styling combined with safety and protection and still meets the European Standard EN 1661F.

Health and Safety Midlands is free to enter and has free parking but it is highly recommend that visitors register in advance to facilitate speed of entry and for guaranteed seminar places as these are extremely popular.


To register online visit www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk or call the event hotline on: 0870 4866816.

Author: Catherine Christie
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