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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.