Media release: Lord Provost of Glasgow last civic duty – opening Scotland Works


Photo opportunity – 3 May 2017

The Rt Hon Lord Provost of Glasgow, Sadie Docherty will perform her last civic duty on the last day of her five-year term in office, when she officially opens Scotland Works: a new, two-day event at the SEC, Glasgow.

You are invited to send a photographer/ reporter:

On: Wednesday May 3 2017

At: SEC, Glasgow  – please report to the registration area in the SEC concourse on arrival


8.50am-9am Photocall with Lord Provost / ribbon cutting

9am-10am Lord Provost touring Scotland Works

Photo opportunities include:

  • A safety helmet used at President Trump’s inauguration
  • A robot cleaner – The new TASKI Intellibot, considered the first fully-automated commercial cleaners available in the UK and Europe

Scotland Works to showcase life-saving and time-saving equipment at SEC

THE SEC will host what is believed to be Scotland’s largest gathering of health and safety, facilities management, fire safety, logistics, cleaning and maintenance professionals at Scotland Works, a two-day event designed to support Scotland’s industrial, commercial and public sectors in running safe and efficient businesses and organisations, taking place on 3 – 4 May 2017.

Set to become an annual fixture, Scotland Works, which incorporates the established Health & Safety Scotland, will also consist of five additional events – Facilities Scotland, Fire Safety Scotland, Safer Logistics Scotland, Cleaning Scotland and Maintenance Scotland.

Scotland Works will be made up of an exhibition showing the latest products and services, plus eight theatres each hosting panel debates and delivering a compelling range of presentations from leading industry experts covering best practise advice, policy and legislation.

Thousands of visitors are expected to visit including senior managers, decision makers and purchase influencers from across Scotland’s industrial, commercial and public sectors.

Scotland Works offers free entry to registered guests at


For further media information contact Jill Creighton, Headline PR 07775 862552

Notes for editors:

Over 300 exhibitors will showcase the latest products and services, with highlights including: 

* The new TASKI Intellibot, recognised as the first fully-automated commercial cleaners available in the UK and Europe, these innovative robots clean floors, leaving operatives to focus on other revenue-generating and value-added tasks;

* Bollé Safety will showcase Rush+ Glow eye protection which glow in the dark for a minimum of five hours when exposed to only five minutes of light, keeping the wearer safe in dark/ night-time working conditions;

* Gentex Corporation will be launching their new industrial powered air respirator, the PureFlo ESM+, as well as showcasing a concept design for the new anti-riot helmet which is based on an existing helmet currently used worldwide, including at President Trump’s inauguration;

* Visitors to the DuPont stand can experience the benefits of DuPont™ Tyvek® 500 HV coverall by donning a virtual reality headset which will immerse them in an environment that demonstrates the problems that ordinary HV (High Visibility) clothing can create when the HV performance of the garments deteriorates through use and laundering; and

* The presentation of the Scottish Chamber of Safety Awards, including the Lord Cullen Award.

There will also be 36 hours of dedicated CPD-accredited educational seminars in eight theatre areas, including:

The Health & Safety Conference Theatre will host The British Safety Council Conference where content will include a mock health and safety trials facilitated by international law firm, Pinsent Masons.

In the Cleaning Conference Theatre Dianna Steinbach, director of Europe, Middle East, Africa Member Services for ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, will deliver The Value of Clean, bringing global insights to the local level and looking at challenges and opportunities facing the cleaning industry. And Kris Robertson, TASKI leader UK & Ireland Diversey – Sealed Air Group will focus on the impact robotics will have on quality, cost and sustainability.

The Facilities Theatre will host a panel debate led by Stan Mitchell, managing director for Key FM, on what Brexit might mean for Scottish FMs; BIFM Scotland’s Preston Gan will be sharing his experiences on transforming culture and behaviours in an environment as established as the NHS.

At the Fire Safety Conference Theatre there will be a live demonstration on protecting against chemical explosions and Gary Hicks will present a session on evacuating buildings during a terrorist attack.

In the Safer Logistics area, Nick Welch, technical director, RTITB, will discuss taking a proactive approach to safety, while Glen Davies, Transport & Logistics Safety Forum, CILT, will present on raising awareness of safety on the road.

In the Maintenance Conference Theatre, Bryan Buchan, chief executive of Scottish Engineering, considered the primary voice of manufacturing engineering north of the border, will outline the key challenges and opportunities in the Scottish manufacturing sector, before focussing on the enormous potential of Internet of Things-enabled technologies in industrial sectors.

Health & Safety Scotland has run annually at the SECC, Glasgow since 2009. Scotland Works is organised by Western Business Exhibitions, which has a proven track record for delivering events which consistently meet and exceed the needs of influential visitors.

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