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EEAA Offers Security and Safety Training to Better Equip Industry for the Changing Nature of Risk
9/8/2016
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is running a series of security and safety training workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to assist the exhibition and event industry in creating safe work places and planning for safe events.

EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio, said it was important that the exhibition and event sector is aware of the security, terror threat and risk climate within Australia. “At present, the nature of risk is changing. Exhibitions are places of mass gathering and our industry needs to be better equipped to prepare for and respond to the changing nature of risk,” she said. “It's hard to come by tailored training for our sector. This workshop will fill that gap and give Industry the opportunity to up skill. You can never be complacent in this area.”

The full-day workshop will include an update on the current WHS safety environment and legislation changes presented by Marsh, covering:
  • The overall current WHS environment in Australia
  • Recent changes in WHS Legislation
  • Recent case studies/prosecutions in the events industry
  • Emerging safety issues/trends in the events Industry
  • Importance of key WHS issues including mental health, fatigue management and bullying.


Followed by a deep-dive session with leading global security and safety training consultant, Craig Sheridan, Managing Director, Sheridan Consulting Group who will cover:
  • Types of risks
  • Profile of behaviours
  • How to prepare staff
  • How to lock-down venues and respond
  • How to develop safety and risk plans
  • How to train staff to look-out for risk areas
  • How to work with security and police
  • How to manage stakeholders and media in the event of an incident


As an added benefit to attendees, registrations for this workshop will also include a two hour, one-on-one session with Craig who will review each company’s security and safety plan, to be arranged on another day.

Ms. DiMascio said EEAA was able to make this training available to industry through the support of Biz Better Together, an Australian Chamber initiative developed in partnership with the Department of Employment, Perth Convention Bureau and Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. “The support we have received to run these workshops shows us just how important and necessary this training is for our sector,” she said. “This is an invaluable opportunity to work with a global leader and we invite industry to attend one of our security and safety training workshops. Places are limited so book quickly.”

SYDNEY WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Time: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Location: Business Events Sydney Boardroom, Level 20, 100 William Street, Sydney

MELBOURNE WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Time: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Location: Venue TBC

PERTH WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Time: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

Cost: $550 incl gst Members | $760 incl gst Non-Members

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About EEAA
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak industry Association representing Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues and Suppliers within the exhibition and event sector. The EY study, The Value of Business Events to Australia, shows in 2013-14, there were 2,157 exhibitions staged in Australia, attracting 9.3 million visitors and over 65,000 exhibitors. The total direct expenditure from exhibitions was $3.1 billion and these events contributed direct value add of $1.5 billion and generated over 21,000 full time equivalent jobs.

The work of our Association and our Members is a testament to the Power of Exhibitions as a driver of the economy and in particular economic development, trade and export, employment, visitation and knowledge sharing. A not-for-profit organisation, EEAA works to ensure industry growth by encouraging high industry standards, promoting the professionalism of EEAA Members and highlighting the unique business opportunities which exist through exhibitions. Read more about EEAA or view the Power of Exhibitions video. For more information, go to www.eeaa.com.au.

About Biz Better Together
Biz Better Together is an Australian Chamber initiative developed in partnership with the Department of Employment. We aim to engage businesses across Australia through relevant events, seminars, professional development training, in-depth articles for publications and digital communications channels, tips on social media and much more. Join the conversation on our social media channels, or sign up for more news at www.bizbettertogether.com.


Contact:
rius@eeaa.com.au


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