More than 20 exhibitors and a strong contingent of safety and health experts convened at the Qantas Campus in Mascot on Oct. 29 & 30 to take part in the Safety and Health Exhibition as part of Qantas Safety Week 2014.

Free services extended to Qantas staff and attendees of the conference included massages, nutrition consultations, back and posture screenings, heart health checks and more. An impressive variety of speakers offered practical, informative and entertaining insights into many important issues within and without the workplace including fatigue management, maximizing health and wellness, looking out for the safety and well being of workmates, and ensuring a safe work environment. Exhibitors included CASA, Airservices Australia, Dangerous Goods & Flight Data representatives from Safety, and Qantas Super Best Doctor Service, and Safety Vend.

Qantas management invited Safety Vend to exhibit their PPE vending machine solution after trialling a machine in the baggage handling division of Sydney Domestic Terminal, and were keen to expose the benefits they have enjoyed to a wider audience: real-time management and reporting of PPE usage by all employees accessible 24 hours a day, significant reductions in wastage and loss, and the confidence among management and staff that their personal protective requirements are always within easy reach.

CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce, opened the 2014 Qantas Group Safety Conference with an address reflecting on the past year, from a safety perspective, both across the Qantas Group and aviation in general; making some time afterwards to meet with exhibitors and attendees. The team at Safety Vend would like to wish Qantas a safe and healthy year ahead, and look forward to taking part again next year.