Welcome to this, our April edition of Health & Safety International magazine, comprising our inaugural SAWO Show Guide.
Despite the recent horrendously cold snap that we Brits gifted the dramatic moniker “The Beast from the East”, spring is now teasing its way ever closer and with it comes the promise of sunnier, longer days, luring us out of winter hibernation and inviting sociability.
Perhaps more exciting, is that April is one of the most action-packed months on the safety calendar. The month boasts not only the 15th annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, but 24 April also sees the launch of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s (EU-OSHA) Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19. All this, combined with a plethora of Easter eggs – could this be my favourite time of year? I think so!
Coinciding with EU-OSHA’s campaign launch is the opening day of SAWO, the International fair of work protection firefighting and rescue equipment, which takes place 24-26 April in Poznan, Poland. Health & Safety International’s Rebecca Avant will be attending the show along with Keiley Highfield from sister publication Health & Safety Middle East magazine. Both are looking forward to meeting new and existing readers, writers and advertisers out there, so if you’re attending the show do come to say hello to us in Hall 3a Stand 47.
In this edition, we’re pleased to bring you expert articles from CIOP-PIB, the Footwear Technology Center of La Rioja, SATRA, BSI, IOSH, ERM, and more. Thank you to all our authors, advertisers and readers for your continued support.
Stay safe out there,
Kimberley de Selincourt, Editor