The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has signed up to be an Event Partner for the upcoming Safety, Health and Wellbeing Live (SHW Live) in Manchester.

SHW Live takes place on 23-24 May 2022 at Manchester Central and Louise Hosking, IOSH President will be delivering a session in the event’s Keynote Theatre at 1.30pm on 24th May.

Visitors and exhibitors are welcome to come together in the venue at the close of day one, Monday 23rd May, for a networking drinks reception hosted in partnership with IOSH.

IOSH is the global Chartered body for safety and health professionals with a vision of a safe and healthy world of work. This is shared by its 48,000+ members around the world and it supports them through a professional development programme, events, technical guidance and much more.

Commenting on the partnership, IOSH President Louise Hosking said: “After a two-year hiatus, it’s great that we can attend in-person events once more. I’m really looking forward to meeting with IOSH’s members again and being able to network with fellow professionals. Our Catch the Wave initiative is gaining momentum as we demonstrate how the OSH profession has a key role to play in ensuring businesses are socially sustainable and I’m excited to be able to share the latest from the campaign at this event.”

IOSH is the latest key industry body to put their support behind SHW Live with existing partners and supporters including, The Health and Safety Executive, Health and Safety Matters, British Safety Council and Safety Management, NEBOSH, British Occupational Hygiene Society, Safety Groups UK, S4G, Institute of Occupational Medicine and the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management.

Current and prospective IOSH members will also have the opportunity to meet with branch representatives at onsite breakfast briefings on both days of Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live in the SHW Knowledge Hub, in an initiative led by the Manchester and North West districts branch.

On day one, Rachel Butler, Head of Health, Safety and Risk at Bruntwood will share a short introduction about herself and her journey so far before discussing her perspectives on careers for women in the health and safety and construction sectors. She will also share some information about IOSH itself and her experience with the organisation before a short Q&A. On day two, David Foy, SHE Co-Ordinator, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will lead a session enabling visitors to learn more about their local IOSH branch and meet the committee.

SHW Live has more great learning opportunities across the two days that health and safety professionals may be able to use towards their CPD.

SHW Live Founder Tim Else said: “Our partnership with IOSH further cements our commitment to delivering the highest quality education and advice for the OSH profession. The support of IOSH and its branches enable us to engage with key buyers in the North and North West in a way that other events simply cannot”.

Professionals, companies, and organisations from across the industry will convene at Manchester Central on 23-24 May 2022 to showcase the latest innovations, discuss industry trends, and enjoy educational seminars and networking opportunities.

The two-day event, which is free-to-attend, promises a packed line up of industry-leading exhibiting brands, networking opportunities, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for all delegates.