Health & Safety

HEALTH & SAFETY

All activities on-site (including but not limited to stand construction, demonstrations and breakdown) must comply with all current health & safety legislation. This section of the manual has been produced to provide exhibitors with clear, simple suggestions for understanding health & safety & implementation of a suitable & sufficient safety management programme to comply with Health & Safety procedures.

STATEMENT

The New York Build 2018 Expo is subject to all statutory or local regulations in relation to health & safety.

Please note in particular the following: All Exhibitors should produce their own Risk Assessment and Work Method Statement for the construction, dismantling and operation of their exhibition stands. These documents will need to be seen by the Organiser and should be available for review on site if required.

You may produce your own Risk assessment and send to Michael.thornton@oliverkinross.com . Please note that at any stage your risk assessment may be denied and a new risk assessment will need to be produced before the commencement of construction and occupation of your booth.

Please click below for a rough template for completing your risk assessment* Click here for the Risk Assessment Template download

*Please note that this is purely a template and should be reviewed and risks added where appropriate covering ALL risks that you may incur at your booth.

Working at Height, Lifting Operations, Provision and Use of Work Equipment and all other potentially hazardous operations must be carried out safely and in accordance with statutory and local regulations. Safe Working Practices must be adhered to at all times.

All materials used must entirely consist of fire-retardant materials as required by the prevailing fire regulations. Materials used for the construction of exhibition booths should be non-combustible. There will be no flames of any kind, i.e. candles, temporary gas lamps, smoke emitting equipment, heat producing equipment or other such items in the Exhibition. The use of any electrical, mechanical or other devices is to be agreed in writing with the Organisers in advance. No toxic or hazardous material including pyrotechnics, flammable liquids, compressed gas, and dangerous chemicals will be permitted in the Exhibition. No vehicles will be allowed in the Exhibition during exhibition open times without prior written permission from the Organiser.

Lifting Equipment If you require any equipment to transport any of your materials you must contact the official contractor, FREEMANS, whom you can purchase this service from. Full service and price list, including a material handling and cartload order form, can be found within the FREEMANS CONTRACTOR KIT.

No Exhibitor is to bring their own lifting equipment into the exhibition halls.

YOUR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

As an exhibitor, you have a legal duty of care for the safety of anyone who may be affected by your activities. You are ultimately responsible for all aspects of safety on your stand during the build up open period of the show and during the breakdown. Where you contract out the building and finished of your stand to other parties / contractors, you are still vicariously responsible for activities of your contractors. It is your responsibility to ensure you have done the below:

– Undertaken a risk assessment for your stand, relating to the entire exhibition. – Notify the organisers of, and carry out a risk assessment for any significant risks

Click here for the Risk Assessment Template download

*Please note that this is purely a template and should be reviewed and risks added where appropriate covering ALL risks that you may incur at your booth.