Have you ever been to an exhibition centre before? Maybe you have worked in one in some capacity, perhaps in an on-site restaurant or snack bar. Whatever the case may be you will know these tend to be very busy when an exhibition is taking place. All kinds of topics can be focused on in an exhibition, from popular hobbies to cooking to corporate interests.
Exhibition centre accidents don’t happen that often but this is mainly due to the exceptionally high standards that are in place with regard to health and safety. It is very rare for anything to go wrong with such high standards in place.
Everything is risk-assessed so any potential problems can be spotted and handled before the exhibition actually takes place. However even before this there will be people working in the centre to make sure everything is ready for the event itself.
Examples of exhibition centre accidents
People will work in all capacities to prepare the centre for an exhibition. For example there could be carpenters, cleaners, electricians, porters and all kinds of other people working in various roles as well. When the exhibition begins there will be exhibition staff and other people working in restaurants, snack bars and other areas as well.
Everything should be perfectly safe but there could be spillages that leave people open to slips or falls, and potential hazards around that could lead people to trip or fall. Signs might fall down on someone and other hazards might also present themselves. All of these things are rare indeed, but exhibition centre accidents may occur if proper health and safety measures are not followed.
A risk to staff and visitors
Of course visitors might be at risk of a potential accident too, and not just staff. However we should point out that the vast majority of exhibitions pass without incident and there are few occasions where something has the potential to go wrong.
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Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen