Workplace Health & Safety Show attracts over 2300 pros

by | Oct 3, 2023

Proving that workplace safety and wellbeing are top of the mind for Australian businesses, the Workplace Health & Safety Show has confirmed that 2,357 visitors attended its Sydney event this year – a massive 30 per cent more attendees than in 2022.

“The 2023 Workplace Health & Safety Show was a huge success, with a strong turnout from occupational health and safety professionals representing the building and construction industry, manufacturing, transport and logistics, health and pharmaceutical, agriculture, waste management, as well as the education sphere,” says Marie Kinsella, Chief Executive Officer of the International Conference & Exhibition (IEC) Group, who were the organisers of the Show.

The show’s extensive free education program included seminars, panel discussions and workshops, providing a comprehensive briefing on the latest regulatory changes, employer obligations, best practices and industry innovations.

“The Show proved to be the perfect platform for shared learning and dynamic discussion, with seminar theatres packed to capacity,” Ms Kinsella said.

Additionally, visitors and participants benefitted from the networking opportunity and in-person engagement with prospective customers and industry partners.

Local government, as well as prominent safety associations and industry bodies, were among the sponsors and speakers – including the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS), the Working At Height Association (WAHA), and SafeWork NSW. The show also secured the support of a range of high-profile sponsors, including, Skytrust, SHOWA, HSI Donesafe, JESI, Occphyz, EcoPortal, Cm3 Contractor Management, Ascom, Heart & Brain Works, Jobfit, Roadsense AU, Molemap, Etiscope, Preventure, Vitality Works, Dettol and Alcolizer.

“This is a phenomenal testament to the quality of our Show,” Ms Kinsella said.

The Show’s trade expo featured 150 leading hygiene and safety brands, including the likes of SC Johnson, KameLo, Natural Cool Air, Schmalz, Work Healthy Australia, Anchor Safe, the Black Dog Institute, Fleet Safe, Global Safety Index – and many more. These companies showcased the latest in occupational health and safety products, services and solutions, including cutting-edge technology innovations such as wearable sensors, mobile apps and cloud-based software systems.

“This expo catered to every aspect of workplace safety and worker wellbeing, from hygiene to personal protective equipment and safety gear, road safety, skin safety and psychosocial wellness,” said Ms Kinsella.

Congratulations are extended to Dettol Pro Solutions, who won the award for the Best Stand, with their extensive array of hygiene products.

“In 2024, we are expecting an even bigger Workplace Health & Safety Show, taking place from 22-23 May in Melbourne and then from 18-19 September in Sydney.”

“Building on the exciting momentum gained this year, we are anticipating that the 2024 Shows will offer even more exhibitors, high-profile presenters and more visitors,” concluded Ms Kinsella. 

For more information about the Workplace Health & Safety Show, visit www.whsshow.com.au.