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Facilities Event/Health & Safety Event 2018 preview

15 March 2018

THE FACILITIES Event and Health and Safety Event take place on 10-12 April 2018 at NEC Birmingham with an agenda to challenge, change and collaborate.

Tipped to deliver its strongest, most practical training and education offering, the Facilities Event will play host to an impressive line-up of leading international specialists to explore how FM can help to solve the UK’s 'productivity puzzle’ through increased employee engagement, health and wellness. 

Visitors from highly respected organisations signed up to attend include NHS Blood and Transplant, Tesco, PayPal, OCS, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Siemens Rail Systems, Harlow Council and Kier.  

Co-located with The Health & Safety Event and The Fire Safety Event, The Facilities Event will host innovations from a plethora of industry suppliers. Major FM and built environment brands set to exhibit include Tradepoint, FSI, Mars Drinks, Inventry and Stannah.


The FM Matters Theatre will open with the future of workplace optimisation: HR and FM joining together to create a new role, which will be led by Raj Krishnamurthy, CEO and founder of Workplace Fabric. Raj will be followed by C-J Green, chief executive officer UK & Ireland, Servest sharing her people-centric approach to FM. 

For the first time, biophilic design will be put under the spotlight, as Oliver Heath discusses how we can harness the human attraction to nature to reduce stress, aid recuperation and boost productivity.

Opening the Facilities Dialogue Theatre Andrew Hulbert, managing director, Pareto FM will join Sajna Rahman of Sodexo Healthcare to debate how FM suppliers can differentiate themselves in an increasingly commoditised. 

On the final day of the show Henry Mossop of Visitor Management specialist Proxyclick will be joined by a panel to discuss fresh ways that FMs can turn data into insight and action asking the audience - how is FM using the tech is employs?

To register for your FREE ticket, please visit: www.facilitiesevents.com

Health & Safety Event

The Health & Safety Event is returning to the NEC Birmingham from the 10-12 April 2018 offering an essential insight into the latest trends and developments affecting the UK health and safety sector, including the health & safety challenges associated with a rapidly changing world of work and risk. 

As well as covering essential legal and regulatory updates this year’s event explores some of the biggest questions currently facing the profession in the educational program organised by the show’s Educational Partner, the British Safety Council, who is a trusted leader in health, safety and environmental management.

Against the backdrop of the launch of the Future of risk report and the associated seminar - preparing for change is a central theme for this year’s event and features strongly throughout the educational program, highlights of which include: legal update, preparing for ISO45001, HSE update - the changing face of regulation and challenges in modern manufacturing.

Tackling tough issues

Two very important sessions will take place on 12 April. Firstly Keith Scott, Director of Residents Safety at Camden Council will be delivering Residents Safety – Lessons from Grenfell Tower. Following the horrific fire at Grenfell tower in 2017 Camden Council have decided to make a step change in their approach to safety of residents. Their new Director of Residents Safety will discuss the work that they are doing and how they are engaging with other local authorities and housing authorities to drive a national conversation about this important subject.

In the afternoon, Law Firm Pinsent Masons will be examining When the Worst Happens – Managing a Fatal Accident and Dealing with an Inquest. Thankfully most organisations will never have to deal with a fatality or a major incident. However if the worst does happen then it’s really important to ensure that you have a process in place to manage the situation effectively. 

The Safer Logistics seminar and feature area returns for a fourth year and promises a wealth of education and advice tackling safety hot spots in warehousing and logistics. The Safer Logistics Seminar Programme will provide invaluable presentations from a line-up of industry leading organisations including The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT)The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA)The Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL), and RTITB.

The BSIF Awards 2018 will once again be judged live as part of the Health and Safety Event where visitors will be able to hear from the shortlisted BSIF Safety Awards nominees for the prestigious Product Innovation Awards in exciting Dragon’s Den style sessions. 

The Health & Safety Event also features an extensive exhibition space where visitors can learn about new technologies and services and meet technical experts from leading manufacturers and organisations in the health and safety industry including, 3M, MSA Safety, IOSH, NEBSOH, NQA and many more. 

To register to attend the event for FREE visit www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk/