As the continent’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) show draws closer, it’s all systems go for this year’s exhibitors as they work on the finishing touches for their stands and marketing plans. Whatever your interest in the OHS arena, there is something for everyone at A-OSH EXPO 2018, now in its eighth year.
First-time around at A-OSH
First-time exhibitors at AOSH this year include African Human Logistics, supplying software that allows you to manage your OHS data in a proactive manner; Pepperl+Fuchs, involved in mobile computing and communication, especially in hazardous areas and; G Fox in the personal protective equipment (PPE) arena.
Centurion-based African Human Logistics (stand C17) provides consulting services for managing the implementation of workforce management systems through the INX Suite of software, throughout Africa. Rather than using paper-based or spreadsheet systems to manage your SHEQ function, the INX Software Africa offering allows you to take a proactive approach to managing safety and risks in your environment. The INX Software system is an international, enterprise-scale, browser and mobile-capable software solution for managing workforce safety, compliance, risk, health, competence, logistics and environment. It comprises a number of modules that can be implemented separately or as an integrated solution. Visit the African Human Logistics stand and find out more about the release of iVersion 5.5 of INX, with its great new functionality.
Pepperl+Fuchs (stand C20) recently added the eCom brand of products to its mobile computing and communication portfolio. eCom products offer enterprise mobility for workforces in the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, energy, environmental and mining industries. This exciting suite of equipment is purpose-built for use in hazardous areas and ranges from mobile computing and communication instruments, to measurement and portable lighting products. Its offerings include wireless headsets, barcode/RFID scanners, measuring instruments and foundation software.
G Fox (stand number B18), a member of the Bidvest Group, is a premier supplier of PPE items, including work wear, security wear, footwear, gloves, respiratory equipment, harnesses, hearing protection, cleaning chemicals, janitorial products, paper products and cleaning equipment. G Fox will be giving daily demonstrations during the show on glove types and their uses.
Back again with a wide variety of OHS offerings
Noteworthy repeat visitors this year include Lancet Laboratories, NEBOSH, Occu|Fit, Barron, AJ Charnaud, H.A.S.S. Industrial, DataSaint (trading as ppe2go), Bata Industrials, ESS Holdings, PASMA Working at Heights and mySolutions.
Lancet Laboratories needs no introduction, having been in existence for almost 60 years. This leading pathology laboratory operates throughout Africa, providing vital diagnostic and monitoring pathology services in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Rwanda. During the show, Lancet Laboratories will be giving away goodie bags, including educational material and information about the company’s services, and running a competition with a power bank/torch up for grabs – visit stand C19 for more on this giant of the African OHS landscape.
The UK-based examination board, NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), has joined forces with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to develop a new qualification for the process industries – the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management, designed for high hazard industries where process safety management is critically important. It applies principles and best practice to manage process risks, helping to protect people and valuable assets. Visit NEBOSH at stand B04 for additional interesting information.
The PASMA Working at Height Theatre returns to A-OSH EXPO to once again put this unique area of occupational safety under the spotlight. Visit PASMA at the dedicated Working at Height Theatre area to get essential information about the use of mobile access towers within the working environment, plus an insight into the use of all forms of access equipment. From finding out about complex tower structures to the correct use of ladders, this exciting display is not to be missed – unless perhaps you have a fear of heights!
Occu|Fit (stand B12) is one of the country’s leading occupational health and wellness service providers and currently deploys a range of innovative occupational health and wellness services to clients in the corporate, parastatal, and government sectors. These services are offered through a variety of roll-out methodologies including onsite locations, mobile facilities and consultancy. Occu|Fit aligns all services with the applicable legislation, to ensure a seamlessly integrated solution. Occu|Fit forms part of the Health|Insite Group of Companies.
Barron (stand B05) has been creating unique corporate and promotional products for over 25 years, and its extensive catalogue includes apparel, workwear, chef wear, sport, headwear and branding. The company is excited to launch its Workwear Catalogue 2018/2019 with many new products including the new gumboot range. Barron also caters for those who work at construction sites, with both safety gear and workwear.
H.A.S.S. Industrial (stand C02) manufactures and supplies custom-made hearing protection devices with application to hearing conservation programmes. The company, which has a national footprint via network agents and ear institutes, also imports and distributes occupational health medical equipment such as audiometers, spirometers and vision screeners. H.A.S.S. Industrial forms part of the Ear Institute, supplying hearing aids and audiological equipment. H.A.S.S. Industrial is delighted to be launching its expansion into industrial audiological equipment during this year’s A-OSH.
Repeat exhibitor DataSaint (Pty) Ltd, exhibiting as ppe2go, provides a software solution that creates intelligent business solutions and offers peace of mind when it comes to controlling the distribution of PPE items. The software offers benefits such as online approvals (Code of Practice), including gender-specific entitlements, biometric identification, management reports, supply chain management and more, which are all designed to save the user both time and money. The software can be applied in industries such as mining, construction, production and manufacturing. ppe2go can integrate with any existing software and the product is customisable, as each client is unique and with its own challenges. Come to stand AA19 to find out more – ppe2go will be launching its mobile application for the requesting of personal protective equipment and electronic approvals, as well as a vending machine to dispense personal protective equipment.
Another software company, mySolutions (stand C06), is a technology specialist that provides software solutions for business, allowing customers to manage their data insightfully and eliminate manual business processes. mySolutions will be exhibiting FastWorks, a SHEQ compliance management software, at this year’s A-OSH EXPO, as well as its online legal register, myLegal, which offers provincial legislation, municipal by-laws, SANS standards and online legal chat, as well as several other features. Finally, mySolutions also offers a governance, risk and compliance software, IBM OpenPages.
ESS Holdings (stand C18) provides simplified SHEQ solutions globally and specialises in risk management in a variety of industry sectors, including chemical and petro-chemical companies, the steel industry, mining, construction, electrical and power generation, and food and beverages. Services include SHEQ training, risk management solutions, auditing and certification of ISO standards, behaviour change programmes and software solutions. During this year’s AOSH EXPO, ESS Holdings brings the future into the present with the launch of its exciting new virtual reality video-based training modules. The company is also running a daily competition, with the prize being a fifty percent discount on any of its training courses.
Affsaf • Safety 360 (stand A10) is an accredited training provider, offering a cloud-based management system that assists in total digital transformation as well as an implementation team whose specialty is to provide training that uplifts internal role players to take over safety management. The company offers access to an online and offline app, with over 200 templates that can be altered. This year’s A-OSH EXPO sees the company launching the Safety File, which speeds up the process of generating a safety file from weeks to days.
Kwa-Zulu Natal-based Bata Industrials South Africa offers a wide variety of great quality safety shoes, work shoes and gumboots in South Africa. At this year’s A-OSH EXPO, the company will be bringing in some of its more technically advanced ranges for exhibition, which are not yet available in South Africa. It will also be running a business card draw with the prize being a daily voucher for a pair of Bata Industrial shoes. For more info, visit www.bataindustrials.co.za and find the organisation at stand A02.
And finally, African Reptiles & Venom is not your everyday business! Since 1999, the company has been supplying snake venom to the South African Vaccine Producers (SAVP) for serum production to assist snake bite victims. African Reptiles and Venom also offers courses on snakes to assist people in identifying snakes and knowing what to do in the event of a snakebite. African Reptiles & Venom was a first-time visitor at last year’s A-OSH EXPO, and this year is once again offering show visitors a discount on certain courses (from R2,100 to R1,700), which includes courses on snake awareness, snake ID, first aid protocols and snakebite treatment, as well as a venomous snake handling course. All courses are FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) accredited as specialised snake courses, and the Snakebite treatment course is also registered with the HPCSA. Health Professionals will receive five CPD points when they complete the course. Visit stand D15 to safely look at some of South Africa’s most poisonous snakes and find out more.
This sneak preview of A-OSH EXPO 2018 is just the tip of the iceberg! Visit the show, taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 22 to 24 May, for even more to delight and interest you in the OHS arena. As an added bonus, A-OSH is co-located with the industry’s top security and fire exhibition, Securex South Africa 2018, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. For more information, and to guarantee your free entrance to the show, please visit www.aosh.co.za.