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Three is company for industry shows

Pre-bookings are up this year for three materials handling industry events co-located for the first time at Sydney Olympic Park

By <a href="mailto:agamelopata@acpmagazines.com.au“>Anna Game-Lopata | October 11, 2011

Pre-bookings are up this year for three materials handling industry events co-located for the first time at Sydney Olympic Park.

Exhibition Manager Sam Palermo says the strategy of presenting The Safety Show Sydney, Sydney Materials Handling and Bulkex together is working.

He says while the shows are expecting between nine and ten thousand visitors this year, pre-bookings are definitely up on this time last year.

“We are looking for a quality audience to allow everyone to benefit from the synergies of holding all the events together,” Palermo tells SupplyChain Review.

Highlights of this year’s shows, to be held October 25-27, include free safety education seminars and the National Forklift Championships for ‘best male’ and ‘best female’ driver.

Palermo says the inclusion of the seminars is a result of demand from visitors to last year’s Safety Show.

“The seminars will provide visitors with a golden opportunity to learn all about the new workplace safety setting and its impacts,” he says.

Safe Work Australia, which is developing model Work Health Safety Regulations, model Codes of Practice and a national compliance and enforcement policy to support the WHS Act, will hold seminars on the status of work health and safety harmonisation across the States.

“WorkCover NSW will hold workshops on occupational health and safety, workers compensation and injury management,” Palermo adds.

“The workshops will look at high-risk industries such as construction and manufacturing, and small to medium-sized businesses. There will also be a presentation on why and how OHS legislation is changing and what to expect in the lead up to implementation on 1 January 2012.”

Norton Rose Australia, an international legal practice, will present on the duties and impact of WHS reforms, and conduct an interactive role-play and mock trial on incident management.

The mock trial will use a case study to follow the progression of an incident from immediate aftermath, to investigation, ending with OHS prosecution.

In addition, the Australian Warehousing Association will conduct seminars on topics such as licensing, rent or buy, supply chain management and risk.

The seminar and workshop program has been drawn up over the three days to give visitors an opportunity to attend as many presentations as possible.

“Although the seminars are free, bookings will be essential,” Palermo says.

Register online or call 03 9654 7773.

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