Convention NewsA+A 2015, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, will feature a new special show entitled “Safe Rescue Operations from Heights and Depths.” The special show will be held in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW). “Using a diving pool and a covered climbing facility, the demonstrations will feature rescue operations of accident victims in extreme situations, both above and under water,” explained Birgit Horn, Director of A+A 2015. The demonstrations will take place in Hall 6 on each day of the trade fair. The focus will be on the occupational safety of the rescuers and on appropriate personal protection equipment (e.g. fall protection).  A+A 2015 will take place from October 27 – 30, 2015 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

The three core themes under the label “A+A Live” will be personal protection, occupational safety and healthy workplace / corporate health, each in their own special action areas. The goal is to convey best practices, showing innovative products and procedures. Alongside the new special show “Safe Rescue Operations from Heights and Depths”, there will be a range of well established theme parks: Fire Protection and Emergency Management by the German Corporate Firefighters’ Association (WFVD) (which also forms part of Occupational Safety in Hall 6), the Safety & Security Innovation Park (in Hall 7a), Corporate Health & Workplace Design (in Hall 10) and the A+A Fashion Show (in Hall 11).

The main target group of A+A includes experts in occupational health & safety and security management, specialist retailers, HR managers, buyers from industry, company physicians, owners of small businesses, staff councils, works councils, firefighters, relief workers and the police force.

When A+A was launched in 1954, it was set up as an event on “Occupational Health and Safety and Occupational Medicine”, but it has since then developed into a leading international meeting point for health and safety at work. A+A is held every two years in Düsseldorf. With over 1,600 exhibitors and more than 63,000 trade visitors (from 69 countries) in 2013, A+A achieved record results in its history. According to the exhibitor registrations to date, A+A 2015 is set to reach yet another record with nearly 1,800 exhibitors.

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