Much to see and do at A-OSH 2016
Africa’s leading occupational safety and health (OSH) exhibition provides all-round risk assessment and alleviation over a concentrated three-day period.
Arguably Africa’s leading occupational health and safety exhibition, A-OSH EXPO 2016, to be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, from May 24 to 26, has been strategically designed to provide a carefully orchestrated combination of products, services and educational sessions.
“The exhibition represents high-quality brands from more than 80 leading local and overseas occupational health and safety manufacturers, suppliers and service providers. It’s no idle boast that A-OSH EXPO is able to provide risk assessments and mitigation for a multitude of identifiable issues across a large number of industries,” says Joshua Low, A-OSH EXPO event director at Specialised Exhibitions.
Now in its sixth year, A-OSH EXPO boasts a number of visitor attractions that make the show experience even more worthwhile. These include the comprehensive South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) conference and the Business Matchmaking Service sponsored by Ideco.
The latter initiative allows visitors to be pre-matched with relevant exhibitors, whereby meetings are arranged in advance of the exhibition, thereby maximising the visitor’s time.
“There is no OSH problem that does not have a solution at A-OSH EXPO 2016,” says Low.
OSH solutions at A-OSH
Master Lock’s range of padlocks include laminated, specially coated aluminium and the Zenex range of thermoplastic padlocks. All padlocks are supplied by local distributors IB McIntyre & Company.
Charnaud introduces a new product in their Survive-ARC range of personal protective clothing. The True Comfort long-sleeve shirt comes in a plush navy blue and can protect a wearer in an electric-arc flash up to 10,9 cal/cm2.
Besides being a manufacturer of PPE, Safeco also promotes and distributes local manufacturer’s products where they are of compliant quality. The range also includes products from internationally accredited and reputable manufacturers and covers head-to-toe protection.
Sabinet’s new Legal Registers platform, in association with Standards & Legal, takes the stress out of managing sustainability and legal compliance. The company’s South African legislation service, Netlaw, includes all updated and consolidated South African principal rules and regulations and Acts since 1910.
HSP Group SA has a constant and established team of qualified experts in the field of occupational health care and safety services, and extremely well-equipped referral centres, mobile units and on-site clinics, offering solutions for organisational occupational health and safety compliance.
Visitors can meet the lecturers from The University of South Africa (Unisa) Centre for Business Management (CMB) at the organisation’s stand and get answers to all their study-related questions. Each day at the exhibition, Unisa CBM will give away one bursary to study its programme in Safety Management.
Etekweni Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) Services has developed the SHE PPE range for the working women. This range is aligned with women’s bodily structures and anthropometric data. The design articulates what women want in order to be comfortable and safe.
Dräger South Africa supplies and services a diverse range of safety products for a number of industries. Dräger will showcase its new comfort vest for chemical protection suits, drug and alcohol-detection equipment, airline equipment, as well as gas-detection equipment.
Affsaf provides a cost-effective OSH management system that is accessible from the cloud, ensures legal compliance and is OHSAS 18001 aligned. The system is interactive and designed to create actions and reminders.
ALCO-Safe provides assistance in the formulation of alcohol and substance-abuse programmes and the provision of police-grade breathalysers and drug-testing equipment to ensure high quality and consistent results. The company undertakes calibrations and maintenance on all of the equipment that it supplies, and can assist with expert witnesses in Commissioin for Concililation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) cases and labour court hearings.
In addition to the widest variety of OSH products and services under one roof, A-OSH EXPO also offers visitors the opportunity to learn about current trends and best practice in the free-to-attend Noshebo Seminar Theatre (sponsored again this year by Ansell) and the PASMA Working at Height Theatre.
As in the past few years, Saiosh will also be running its comprehensive conference alongside A-OSH EXPO.
In a clear show of confidence, A-OSH EXPO 2016 enjoys the endorsement of a number of leading industry associations, including: the Institute for Working at Height (IWH), Institute of Safety Management (IOSM), National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (Nebosh), Fire Protection Association of South Africa (FPASA), National Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Board (Noshebo), Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), the Safety First Association, Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygene (SAIOH), Southern African Protective Equipment Manufacturing Association (Sapema) and Saiosh.
A-OSH EXPO will again be co-located with Securex, Africa’s leading source for security and fire products and services. The exhibition covers all aspects of security and fire-risk analysis and alleviation and for the first time will include a conference that addresses cyber security.
Visitors can pre-register on the A-OSH website to avoid the queues at the exhibition.