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A-OSH Expo 2015, which will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 12 to 14 May, emphasises the importance of appropriate and adequate risk assessments through its exhibitors and a comprehensive educational programme.

“Excitement is mounting as we enter the last couple of months before the show. We have a great selection of products and services from diverse suppliers in the traditional occupational health and safety arena. In addition, in line with our goal to emphasise the environmental management element of SHEQ, we have just signed up our first exhibitor in that sector,” says Joshua Low, A-OSH Expo Event Director at show organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

Foundry Metal South Africa (FMSA) maximises scrap metal income and drastically reduces waste costs for national companies. The company manages ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, environmental waste and general waste. On-site management of waste ensures that companies are released to concentrate on their core focus areas. The company also offers large scrap parcel evaluations, and redundant asset sales with the assistance of a team of reputable auctioneers. An SABS-approved on-site steel cutting service ensures that all company and industry safety regulations are met.

“We specialise in overall site management handling all forms of waste, ensuring that maximum rebates are achieved. We have taken best specific industry practice, best industry standards and national suppliers in various industries and turned them into our own FMSA product. FMSA thus always has the best ferrous and non-ferrous prices, the lowest waste costs, dedicated site management and Exco quality reporting that assists companies in taking the best financial and environmental decisions that form part of any growing company’s overall objectives,” says FMSA MD Trevor Vercellotti.

He explains that FMSA decided to exhibit at A-OSH Expo because it fits perfectly in their core market. “Awareness is probably our biggest goal. Management of scrap metal and waste generally don’t ring the Exco bells at any company, but when one considers that we are able to generate or save each branch within a larger organisation over one million Rands per annum, this then become a major financial factor to consider.

We will be bringing some before and after displays to show potential clients how we have benefited a number of national clients in terms of both cost savings and the overall aesthetics of each waste section.”

On show

FastWorks, from mySolutions, is a full SHEQ Management software system that provides a suite of browser based, integrated applications that support the administrative, management and reporting needs of the compliance management processes. FastWorks is equipped with four different modules m including Integrated Management (IMS), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Environmental and Quality. FastWorks streamlines with ISO standards ensuring full compliance with the health and safety standards within Africa. FastWorks also offers an offline mobile application to clients that don’t have any internet connection at their sites.

Heightsafety will market different types of working at height equipment as well as safe working at height training courses. The company will also promote the African Rope Access Championships 2015 at the exhibition. The championships will take place in Midrand on 24 and 25 July 2015 where individual rope access technicians and teams will compete against one another to prove their rope access skills and competence. This is the only event on the African continent where technicians are recognised for their skills and can win prize money and can claim the title of championship winner. Heightsafety will also use this opportunity to launch its online shopping concept.

Charnaud believes in a ‘head-to-foot’ approach to safety, and provides its clients with the best quality products, certified to the strictest international standards. Charnaud will be exhibiting a number of products at A-OSH Expo including Survive-Arc protective wear, which guards against the thermal effects of electric arc flash; Aci-Flam, which provides protection against the dual hazards of flames and acid splash, including 98% sulphuric acid; and the Fire-Safe new age firefighting suit with the highest breath-ability levels on the market.

ppe2go is an all-in-one, easy to use system that controls the issuing of PPE stock and saves both time and money. The system includes durable user kiosks which allow for self-service at convenient locations; biometric authentication which ensures accurate user verification for all transaction recording; multi language functionality and user friendly screens; electronic workflow approvals for exception issues; real-time data flow via third-party integrations (time & attendance/HR); and a wide range of historical, transactional or statistical reporting options are available.

HSP Group SA provides a number of occupational health services and products to various industries. Some of which is medical certificates, on site clinics, audiograms, vision screening, lung tests, travel medicine, mobile units, training and much more. With the propensity of illnesses and bacteria to be spread from one employee to another, hygiene becomes a pressing issue in the workplace, and HSP Group has got the perfect solution: the locally-developed, Biogene foam and fogger disinfectants are eco-friendly and eliminate 99.9% of all viruses, fungi, spores and bacteria.

Caterpillar – the company involved in helping to build the world’s infrastructure for more than a century – now brings the same quality, durability and value to Brantex’s new range of workwear products. Cat® workwear is built to perform better, last longer and work harder. The product line includes a wide range of conti suits, overalls, work shirts and task trousers and jackets.

Yorken, sole agents for our German partner Physioderm, are passionate about looking after employee’s skin within the workplace. The range specialises in skin protection, skin cleaning and aftercare products, complemented by a custom metal dispensing system, which offers cost in use and maximises hygiene. The company will be offering free samples of its products and one lucky visitor to the stand each day will have a chance to win a hamper of skincare products.

DROMEX will be introducing a number of new products, including Bushmaster hearing and eye protectors for the forestry and landscape industries and a new range of lightweight comfortable eye protectors all certified to EN166. The company will also be introducing a bump cap, hard hat ear muff and visor combo all to the latest EN standards. An expert from Taeki will be on the stand to assist with any queries on best international practices when it comes to cut and heat protection. The company is also the show sponsor of the registration area, lanyards and show bags.

Bramhope Safety Solutions specialises in consulting, software and training solutions specifically designed and developed for the health and safety industry. The company will demonstrate its cloud-based PPE Management System and Incident Management software. On show will be the Italian manufactured safety eyewear Univet, as well as Eureka and Smith Optics Elite eye safety products and a range of ear, face, workwear, eye, hands, feet, respiratory, fall and head protection PPE.

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