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SAFETY & HEALTH EXPO 2017 REVIEW REVIEW S afety & Health Expo is the largest global gathering of health and safety professionals in Europe, held over the course of 3 days (20 - 22 June 2017). The exhibition takes place annually at ExCeL London, located in the capital’s Docklands area. With two on-site DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations, parking for 3,070 cars and London City Airport just 5 minutes away, ExCeL London is easily accessible. There are several hotels conveniently located nearby, including Crowne Plaza, Novotel, Ibis, and the unique floating Sunborn London Yacht Hotel. If you’re happy to venture slightly further afield, more economical options are available, including Airbnb rooms just 10 minutes’ walk away. Entry is free of charge and your complimentary pass also grants admission to Facilities Show, IFSEC International, FIREX International, Field Service Management Expo and Professional Clothing Show; all of which take place concurrently with Safety & Health Expo. The venue is also host to the prestigious RoSPA Health & Safety Awards. Safety & Health Expo is part of (event organiser) UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series. The series hosts over 1,600 suppliers showcasing 200,000 products across safety and health, workwear, facilities, fire, security, and field service management, and attracts more than 45,000 visitors every year. This year, 13,942 health and safety professionals attended Safety & Health Expo from over 62 countries worldwide. All the major industry associations exhibited, including RoSPA, British Safety Council, IOSH, IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Association, UKATA and Eurosafe, along with hundreds of consultants, distributors, manufacturers and health and safety experts. 18 HSE INTERNATIONAL U pon arrival at ExCeL, what became immediately apparent as we began to explore was the size and scale of the event - there really was so much to see! Even over the course of 3 days, it’s quite difficult to take everything in as there is so much on offer. As well as showcasing the latest products, services and technologies from leading suppliers (of which many were offering exclusive discounts to attendees), the event offered a comprehensive educational programme featuring over 75 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited content. This included the latest legislation updates, practical guidance and information around key policies governing the sector. A 1:2:1 Legal Clinic was on offer that included free legal advice and support. In addition, there was access to an energetic, if somewhat cheesy(!) PPE, workwear and corporate wear Fashion show (Professional Clothing Show), with live Catwalk models / performers. UBM provided a free 1:2:1 meetings programme so visitors could schedule meetings with exhibitors and clients before the show – a he հѥѡЁٕͅЁ)ѥ 0ͼ啐ЁѼ͕ٕɅ䁅݅ɑ)ɕ́፱ͥٔݽɭ̸ٕ))ѕȁѡ́፥ѕаݔͽ)ɕɕ̸́͡Y%@Օ̰ݔݕɔɕѕѼ)ͅݥ̰͹̰եЁͽЁɥ́ѡ)ѕY%@ɕ1ѕȁѡѕɹݥ)́ݕɔͼɽ٥ɕɝݡ݅)ЁݕQY%@ɕ݅́ɕЁѼэ)ݥѠ́ɥ̰Ѽ܁Յх̸)%ԁɕeЁՍ䁕՝ѼɥѡY%@)ɕѵаѡɔɔٕȀ؁ɥѱ́Ѽ)͔ɽЁ 0=ѱ́ɽᅴȁɕ)ɕչѥٕЁͥѥ