Safer Highways Announce Dates for SHL!ve 2021

Dates announced for the UK’s only Highways Centric Industry Wide Safety Stand down event.

Safer Highways have announced that the date for its next SHL!ve event are the 22nd and 23rd Of September 2021, with the venue being its new home at the East of England Showground.

The two-day event, which also encompasses the annual SH Awards, will now boast a number of new and innovative features, never seen at any event in our sector before.

Ambitiously titled the only FREE TO ATTEND industry-wide event targeted at those who are responsible for carrying out works on our public highways safely SHL!ve will feature the following:

- A unique outdoor innovation trail showcasing the finest in new thinking from across the supply chain.

- Interactive and immersive learning sessions enabling attendees to disseminate best practice throughout their own organisations post event.

- Interactive features And peer to peer learning zones

- Industry leading thought leaders Conducting workshops on how to become a high performance member of a team.

- Taster sessions of training courses.

- AND MOST IMPORTANTLY the opportunity to network with peers with the aims of true collaboration, sharing innovation and learning from our peers - ALL FOR FREE.

Already confirmed for the event are leading contractors such as Amey, Balfour Beatty, Kier, Skanska, Galliford Try, Tarmac, Interserve and Morgan Sindall as well as thought leaders including Dr. Andrew Sharman, John Green, Dr Judith Grant and many more.

Speaking about the announcement, Adrian Tatum, Development Director for Safer Highways said,

“2020 has been a challenging year for our sector as a whole.

”Yet through the ingenuity and ‘out of the box thinking’ of the supply chain and indeed those who work for us we have continued to deliver.

”SHL!ve, as an industry-wide safety stand down event, will provide those organisations with the opportunity to not only share this but also to collaborate and learn from their peers.”

“Those chosen to ‘exhibit’ at the event have been specifically chosen from both the Safer Highways membership and broader industry based upon a criteria of the learning they can demonstrate.

“The event will have two distinct themes across each of the two days with the aim of offering a real value to all attendees.”

Supporting this, Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety Securites and Environment officer at Thames Water, and Executive Board member for SHL!ve said,

“Having been involved in Safer Highways from its inception in 2017 I am not only proud to see where this see where this event has come from from but also the potential it has to be a real game changer for those we put to work on the public highway.

”We have always had a mantra that good practice should not come at a price and making this, as all of our Safer Highways events are, free to attend we want to cultivate a fully inclusive learning environment.

“I have made a commitment to ensure this event is a priority for my team and indeed supply chain as we seek to make the public highway as safe as we can for those we put to work and I challenge my peers to do the same.”

The SHL!ve exhibition has already seen a massive uptake, with over 60% of exhibition space in the main arena already reserved, with the limited space left in high demand.

To see what the event has to offer for you click here

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