The Business Design Centre has put its support behind the Stop the Drop campaign, which was conceived by a cross-association Health & Safety working group to tackle working safely at height during build up and breakdown.
The Stop the Drop project provides training aids and information for event profs – whether venues, contractors, exhibitors or organisers – designed to make the entire event process safer.
Paul Burke, health & safety manager at the venue, commented: “It has been great to see the positive effect in driving this campaign forward, making those that come onsite think twice about health and safety when building up and breaking down events. In addition to the various posters throughout the building and an increased staff presence on the exhibition floor, we try and educate those who aren’t used to working in such an environment. I feel there is a reduction in the numbers of people we have to speak to on the larger shows and I am convinced that the message is getting out there.
“We will continue to promote the ‘Stop the Drop’ campaign, working with the AEO and encourage its use by organisers in communications to exhibitors and contractors.”
Learn more about Stop the Drop at stop-the-drop.co.uk.