Safety & Health Expo Connect 2021

Safety & Health Expo Connect (1-30 June 2021) will bring together the global H&S community through an online marketplace and virtual meetings, while the in-person event – Safety & Health Expo and the co-located Workplace Wellbeing Show – will return to London’s ExCeL in May 2022.

As usual, Connect will take place alongside Workplace Wellbeing Show, FIREX (fire safety), IFSEC (security), Intelligent Buildings and Facilities Show (facilities management).

Safety & Health Expo virtual event: Connect 2021

The large scale virtual event, Connect 2021, takes place online from 1-30 June 2021. It will be the first time the health and safety profession can come together digitally on such a large scale. It presents a unique opportunity for buyers to browse solution providers and products in an innovative online marketplace, connect with suppliers and request live video meetings. The event will feature a wide range of product demo videos with live Q&A, plus thought leadership webinars.

Speaking about Safety & Health Expo’s virtual presence, Group Director Chris Edwards said: “Safety & Health Expo succeeded in bringing the industry together remotely during 2020 when it was simply impossible to meet face to face. This year, we’ll be building on that success and significantly raising the bar in terms of the content and connections we’ll be delivering for exhibitors and attendees online during Safety & Health Expo  Connect 2021.”

Connect 2021: Meet the exhibitors

Workplace Wellbeing Conference 2021

The Workplace Wellbeing Conference takes place online from 1 – 3 June. It will feature in-depth content for anyone involved in leading wellbeing initiatives within their organisation, and will also guide anyone looking to support their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of the people they work.

The conference will bring together 40 expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds. Their mix of professional achievements, lived experience and inspirational stories will help you deliver effective wellbeing initiatives and will help you support colleagues, and perhaps yourself. You can expect some healthy debate on the subject, too, as our virtual event platform will enable a truly interactive experience for delegates and speakers alike.

speakers include former No. 10 director of communications and strategy Alastair Campbell; astronaut Major Tim Peake; Mind CEO Paul Farmer; Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams; award-winning campaigner Tom Dunning; HSE Principal Human Factors Specialist Phoebe Smith; and many more.

Tickets to the conference are £120 + VAT, with 20% of the ticket price donated to conference charity partner, Mind.

Click here to see the full Workplace Wellbeing Conference agenda.

Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket.

Monitoring indoor air quality and pollutants in the workplace

In this blog, Susan Cassells, Business Development Manager for SOCOTEC’s Environment & Safety division, explores how organisations can improve indoor air quality on their premises to safeguard employees against a host of occupational health concerns.

Alastair Campbell on workplace mental ill-health

In episode 12 of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from former 10 Downing Street Director of Communications, Alastair Campbell, about the stigma around mental health in the workplace and tips for employers and those suffering with mental ill health. Also, we have a candid interview about suffering from burnout.

Connect 2021: Meet the exhibitors

Ahead of Safety & Health Expo week at Connect 2021, which runs from 14-18 June, we caught up with some of the exhibitor to find out about some of their challenges over the last 12 months and what visitors can see by visiting their booth at the virtual event.

‘One of the key things that we can do to support education staff, is to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing, alongside the mental health of children and young people’

SHP speaks to Faye McGuiness, Director of Programmes at Education Support, about how the pandemic has affected the health and wellbeing of the education sector and what more can be done to support people who work and are involved in education.

‘We cannot underestimate the impact that the pandemic has had on the nation’s mental health’

Ahead of Workplace Wellbeing Show Connect 2021, SHP speaks to Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, about the work the charity has been doing during the pandemic.

Getting your message heard and increasing your visibility

SHP talks to Karen McDonnell, Policy Advisor at RoSPA, who outlines some steps to take to make sure your wellbeing message reaches your audience for maximum impact.

Getting better at listening

Being a good listener can be very hard for humans. We are hard wired to want to categorise, to solve, to judge, to relate to our own experience. When presented with a problem we just want to help.

An audience with Amy Williams: coming this June

Amy will be giving an inspirational keynote presentation at the virtual Workplace Wellbeing Conference on Wednesday 2 June. In her speech, Amy will share her take on wellbeing.

What does ISO 45003 mean for organisations?

SHP speaks to Jonathan Gawthrop, Executive Director, Wellbeing, Sustainability & Assurance, EMCOR Group Ltd.

An audience with Major Tim Peake: coming this June

Tim will be giving an inspirational keynote presentation at the virtual Workplace Wellbeing Conference on Thursday 3 June. During the session, he will be touching on how he mentally prepared for a trip to space and his thoughts and tips on managing stress in stressful situations.

Wellbeing conversations are as simple as ABC (D)

One of the key recommendations from the Farmer Stevenson report “Thriving at Work” was: “Encourage open conversations about mental health and the support available when employees are struggling”.

Tackling fatigue in staff

SHP speaks to Marcus de Guingand, Managing Director at Third Pillar of Health Ltd, who talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted worker fatigue and provides some tips to guard against it as staff return to work.

Long working hours: ‘745,000 deaths are the tip of the iceberg’

The World Health Organization has recently drawn attention to research which estimated that 745,000 people died globally in 2016 due to health conditions (such as stroke and heart disease) associated with long working hours. Dr Nick Bell discusses the implications and the likelihood that this is a significant underestimation of the harm caused by long working hours.

‘I can influence worker safety at a scale I could not previously have achieved’, tech safety firm appoints Karl Simons OBE 

Karl Simons, OBE, sits down exclusively with SHP to speak about his new role at tech start-up, FYLD.

Invisible disabilities in the workplace

Nichola Ebbern, Head of Health and Safety at Shepherds Bush Housing Group, shares her personal experience of living with an invisible disability and some advice for how employers can support staff.

Safety & Health Expo is back – tailor your own virtual event

Safety & Health Expo and Workplace Wellbeing Show return this June, with the biggest online health & safety event that’s ever taken place.

Webinar: Benefits of clean air in indoor working environments

As part of Safety & Health Expo Connect, listen back on-demand and learn the benefits of clean air in indoor working environments.

Webinar: Creating a culture of compliance

As part of Safety & Health Expo Connect 2021, join this interactive session and learn what to do if you’ve got a culture of non-compliance or pockets of non-compliance within the workforce.

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