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ME safety gear market poised for growth

Manama, December 22, 2011

With growing awareness on importance of personal safety at workplace and strict rules and safety guidelines by governments, the Middle East market for personal protective equipment and safety gear is in an exciting growth phase, according to an expert.

With industry research estimating 80 per cent of accidents at the workplace - ranging from a simple finger cut to more serious accidents - are due to non-compliance in the use of personal protective equipment, there is an industry-wide push to impose greater adherence to safety regulations, said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organisers of Intersec, a leading safety, security and policing trade event in the region.

Intersec 2012 will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from January 15 to 17.

"The Middle East is a far safer working environment today than ever before, thanks to the increasing attention to implementing strict regulations and safety guidelines by governments across the region," he pointed out.

The event will feature a comprehensive range of the latest developments and trends in personal protective equipment and safety gear in its Safety and Health segment.

The global emphasis on worker safety standards and the growing attention being drawn to the huge savings potential represented by a safe work environment, has led to increased interest worldwide on the effective use of personal protective equipment, he added.

'The use of customised safety equipment and personal protective gear is now widespread and set to increase even further thanks to improved awareness of health and safety issues and the growing implementation of industry best practices across construction sites, factories, workshops and the entire petrochemical industry,' said Pauwels.-TradeArabia News Service




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