More than 1,300 exhibitors from 58 countries will showcase their latest innovations at Intersec 2018, a global leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, to be held next year, in Dubai, UAE.
The event will take place from January 21 to 23, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
A pair of augmented reality safety glasses and cooling apparel designed specifically for hot Middle East climes are examples of the latest personal protection equipment (PPE) on display at Intersec 2018 that will ensure the safety and health of regional workers, said a statement.
Italian safety equipment manufacturer Univet will introduce in the Middle East for the first time its VisionAR Smart Glasses, which integrate Sony's holographic waveguide technology into eye protection, allowing wearers to view real time data without looking away from what they’re doing, it said.
The 2017 Red Dot Award goggles display data on a holographic screen behind the right protective lens. The screen is clear so the wearer can see through it, while data on computers, tablets, and smartphones, can be accessed via WiFi or Bluetooth.
Paola Portesi, CEO of Univet, said its VisionAR Smart Glasses are ideal for applications that require eye protection while processing large amounts of real time data, including logistics and warehousing, manufacturing, rescue operations, medical, or oil and gas.
“For example, a warehouse worker might view packing and shipping lists, a doctor the patient’s vital signs, a factory worker assembly instructions, or a rescue officer text notifications from partner units,” he said.
“They’re in fact the most suitable device for solutions of direct networking with equipment, machinery as well as objects and operations of different production processes. The future is made of production plants connected and linked in a network, combining manpower and automation,” he added.
Portesi continued: “VisionAR is the first pair of safety smart glasses complying with the strictest international safety regulations and norms, industrialised, engineered, and designed for professional daily use.”
The Italian company is among more than 200 exhibitors at the three-day event’s dedicated safety and health section, which is now officially supported by the Dubai Municipality.
The government body’s backing comes as the UAE continues to step up efforts to raise awareness of worker welfare in industrial work environments. The UAE Ministry of Labour, in cooperation with municipalities, carried out approximately 5,000 health and safety site inspections across the country in 2016, and will increase inspections to at least 10,000 construction work sites by 2019.
Eng Redha Hassan Salman, director of the Health & Safety Department at Dubai Municipality, said: “Due to its important and cooperative role in making Dubai a sustainable and safe city to live in, the Dubai Municipality is delighted to participate at Intersec as a key supporter.”
“The municipality’s participation is represented by the Health and Safety Department as part of its commitment to the government, society, partners and clients to reinforce the concepts of responsibility at all levels,” he said.
“Intersec offers an important platform to connect with leading international and local experts, and plays a key role in providing the latest health and safety developments to Dubai and the region,” he added.
Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Intersec’s organiser, Messe Frankfurt Middle East, added: “The continued positive evolution of safety culture in our work environment has been a welcome development.
“It not only ensures a safer and healthier workplace, but also produces immense benefits for society in terms of increased productivity levels, lesser demands on health systems and an overall positive sentiment in society as a whole,” he said.
“The event will continue to contribute in creating awareness of workplace safety and health best practice, as part of our commitment to the region and its welfare,” he stated. – TradeArabia News Service