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Focus on cleaning & hygiene
07 March 2013
With a line-up of high-quality seminar content, the biggest players in the health & safety sector exhibiting and the addition of the new 'Cleaning & Hygiene Zone', Health and Safety '11 - North offers visitors a valuable experience in terms of knowledge gained and the opportunity to network with other professionals and meet the industry's most respected organisations.Cleaning Matters highlights the key features at this year's regional event
With event partners 3M,Ansell, Arco and DuPont and endorsed by IIRSM and Safety Groups UK, Health and Safety '11 - North, taking place at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton on 5th and 6th October 2011, enables people to find the latest in health and safety information, products, services and consultancy all under one roof.
Each year the Health and Safety Events work in partnership with the UK's top safety product and service providers, as well as the leading safety industry organisations to provide an exhibition and conference programme that is relevant to today's workplace, be that in an office, a factory or on a building site.
First-class seminar content Always one of the main attractions for visitors is the free conference and seminar programme which includes sessions organised by the event's official educational partner, the British Safety Council (BSC).
The seminar topics included have been specifically chosen by BSC to provide maximum benefit to the visitor all within a conference programme which would ordinarily cost hundreds of pounds to attend. Seminar topics range from communicating health and safety topics at boardroom level and engaging with employees, through to legal issues affecting organisations.
For example on day one of the event, barrister Christian Durham will give a presentation entitled,'The Road to Proceedings', which looks at protocols, alternative dispute resolution, pre-action disclosure, advice and early cost consequences.Delegates to this seminar will be advised on the best way to build a solid case.
On day two, Kevin Bridges from the legal firm Pinsent Masons LLP, will deliver what is expected to be an extremely interesting insight into the lessons that have been learnt from the first Corporate Manslaughter prosecution. Kevin and Zoe will explain how it has never been more important to ensure that safety management systems are robust and senior managers understand their own health and safety obligations.
Safety should not be restrictive but be a positive approach to good business management.That's why the seminar entitled 'Safety is a "Can Do" Business' is aimed at anyone with responsibility for health and safety in their business.Delivered by Ken Smith, divisional director consultancy Services from Arc Associates, the seminar will challenge the misconceptions and discuss the benefits of doing safety right to avoid any risks. Ken Smith says,"Safety should not be restrictive but be concerned with a positive approach to good business management; it isn't about can't do but can do!"
For health and safety trainers, effective communications need to be finely tuned and developed to meet wide ranging audiences at different levels and abilities.Delivered at the event will be the presentation from Lisa Fowlie, health and safety advisor, University of Wales, Bangor, entitled 'Communicating Health and Safety Issues in Training: From (Bored) Board Level to Basics'.
The new 'Cleaning & Hygiene Zone' Good cleaning and hygiene practices contribute significantly to the working environment and the disciplines go hand-in-hand with health and safety.That's why for the first time, Health & Safety '11 - North will host the 'Cleaning & Hygiene' Zone, aimed at providing the latest information for those responsible for specifying and purchasing cleaning products and services.
The Cleaning & Hygiene Zone, sponsored by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), a trade association of suppliers to the cleaning industry representing over 200 manufacturers and distributors across the UK, will feature exhibits from a number of industry-leading providers of products and services. It also presents the opportunity for health and safety distributors who are considering expanding into cleaning supplies to find out further information, including details on membership with the CHSA.The main objective of the CHSA is to raise the longterm performance of member companies by assisting them in offering excellence of customer service to end-users.
Speaking about the relationship between cleaning and hygiene and health and safety, Secretary for the CHSA, Graham Fletcher said: "There is a great synergy between cleaning, hygiene, health and safety, for example the threat of occupational skin care is overcome by the use of skin care programmes developed and sold by the cleaning and hygiene industry. Slips, trips and falls are controlled through the use of appropriate floor care preparations developed and sold by the cleaning and hygiene industry. And so it goes on.
Every single business in the UK uses products or services of the type provided by CHSA members; therefore,we believe the new Cleaning & Hygiene Zone is relevant to anyone attending Health and Safety '11 - North".
Exhibiting within the Cleaning & Hygiene Zone are; Chemaide, who develop a range of specialist maintenance, cleaning and hygiene products for industrial, commercial and institutional applications; Sebo, manufacturers of the German vacuum cleaners specifically designed for cleaning professionals, and Omnipole, innovative maintenance and cleaning equipment manufacturers and worldwide distributors.
Also recently confirmed to exhibit within the zone are Disposables UK, manufacturers and distributors of a range of paper disposables and associated cleaning and hygiene products for the 'away from home' market, and U Group, a nationwide distributor network providing a comprehensive range of over 4000 bar, catering and janitorial products.
Also exhibiting at Health and Safety '11 - North are; Kimberley- Clark, the global umbrella company of many household brands that provide trusted products designed to promote health, hygiene and well-being, and Nilfisk-Alto, suppliers of powered cleaning equipment such as high pressure washers, vacuum cleaners and floor care equipment for the industry and the private sector.
Register for free Health and Safety '11 - North represents a great use of time for visitors from virtually any industry and at any level, not just health and safety professionals.The venue has been chosen for ease of access and boasts ample free parking while the educational content addresses the most topical and pressing safety issues.The exhibition rivals that of any national show and the event is geared to provide a worthwhile experience for the time-pressured visitor.
Registering for the event is free. For further information and to register go to:www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk/index.asp or for those without internet access registration can be completed by calling the event helpline on: 0870 4866816.