UKATA exhibited at The Health and Safety Event, held at the NEC, Birmingham on 5 - 7 April 2022.
The Health & Safety Event is the UK’s largest gathering of those responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace.
Over the three days, there was a wide range of seminars, practical workshops, and exhibition halls, which made for a very busy show.
Day one saw an unprecedented number of delegates flocking into the show, with UKATA witnessing a huge amount of footfall around the stand with numerous enquiries about membership and training. The experienced UKATA team was on hand to assist delegates, in raising awareness around asbestos and mesothelioma, in support of Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2022.
It was a great opportunity to catch up with UKATA members exhibiting including 3B Training, Act Associates, SHE Advises, Stallard Kane, and Ormerod Management Services. It was also good to see Corporate Partners SMAS Worksafe and BSIF.
The final day commenced with Emma Willey, UKATA speaker, taking part in a packed panel debate titled “The Role of the Modern Day Health and Safety Professional” alongside Julian Taylor, Evotix, Matthew Powell-Howard, NEBOSH, and Louise Ward, G&W UK and Europe.
This session examined the role of the modern-day OSH professional and how this role is diversifying to cover health and wellbeing. With over 30 years experience of working within the asbestos industry and a decade of working on wellbeing issues, Emma was well suited to represent the association.
Delegates were eager to listen in, with the theatre quickly filling up and overflowing outside the theatre space.
A very interactive session played out with questions from the audience with interesting and key points made by everyone involved.
Speaking of the event, Craig Evans, UKATA Chief Operating Officer said:
“The Health & Safety Event never disappoints. The event has again been successful, generating strong leads in a professional environment. It was great to be invited as show partners and we look forward to the show next year.
Seeing our members at the event was a highlight, meeting some for the first time face to face and catching up with familiar faces was fantastic and a pleasure as always.
Finally, I would like to thank Emma Willey for speaking on behalf of UKATA at the event, sharing her views, experiences, and expertise in the health and safety industry, making it a thoroughly interesting session.”
Established in 2008, UKATA is a highly respected, leading authority on health and safety training, freely sharing its knowledge and information both on our website and across social media, demonstrating that education remains the top priority.
Published on Wednesday 11th May 2022