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EEAA launches pilot program to provide risk and safety training

EEAA launches pilot program to provide risk and safety training
June 17, 2021

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia has launched a pilot program to provide Risk and Safety training and consultancy services, by Beaspoke Safety, a specialist risk and safety consultancy.

Beaspoke Safety has combined specialist risk and safety expertise along with established operational experience within the International events and exhibition industry over the past 25 years.

The pilot program launch is the next step in the EEAA’s comprehensive risk and safety management program of work, following the release of the Safe Operating Framework in 2020, a national guide for Organisers and Suppliers ensuring the COVIDSafe operation of exhibitions and events.

EEAA Chief Executive, Claudia Sagripanti notes “This sector is one of the most highly regulated with an impressive safety record and a commitment to maintaining safe work practices, particularly for organisers, contractors and venues in building exhibitions. The EEAA is continually revising its risk and safety management program in light of legislation and COVIDSafe practices, and continues to invest in ongoing education and professional development to further promote safety within the industry. We are delighted to launch this pilot in 2021 with Beaspoke Safety for the provision of WH&S services to EEAA members at a preferential rate, and to maintain the focus on safety and risk management. “

Paul Elliott, Chair of the EEAA’s Risk & Safety Sub-committee, and State Manager NSW for Harry the Hirer added “after a thorough search for potential companies that can offer specific WHS services to our members, Beaspoke Safety is the only company that truly knows and works in our industry.

“Especially as we emerge from COVID, this is an essential service for our members. I’m confident that Beaspoke Safety has both the expertise and personalised approach to assist our members with their return to traditional business events.”

Beaspoke Safety Director and Principal Consultant, Bea Tomlin advised “I look forward to working with the EEAA’s members. As a consultancy that is focussed on assisting the events and exhibition industry, we understand the importance of delivering creative experiences to and for attendees and clients, whilst ensuring safety and compliance. We are not just about creating a set of documents that sit on a shelf gathering dust, we create true and real documentation that represents an organisation’s work practices that are workable and achievable. Our ultimate goal is for the individual and the team to develop a risk mindset, so it becomes part of the everyday process of the business.”

EEAA members interested in accessing this service need to contact the EEAA office on, on 02 9413 9520, and will deal with Beaspoke Safety directly for the provision of services.

Provision of Services include:

  • Event Management Plans, Venue Plans & Onsite Reviews
  • Exhibition manuals
  • COVIDSafe planning and plans
  • Gap analysis (audit) of existing documentation
  • Risk Assessments and Risk Management Plans
  • Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Safe Work Method Statements
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Emergency and Evacuation plans
  • Staff and volunteer management; Contractor inductions
  • Training on Risk Management, COVIDSafe protocols and plans, and Manual handling

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