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The 2019 A+A PPE show opens in November

Meet the SATRA team at the A+A Safety and Security Show in D├╝sseldorf.

Image © Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

An important event for anyone interested in safety footwear or other personal protective equipment (PPE) is the A+A Safety & Security Show, with this year’s edition being held on 5th to 8th November. The Messe Centre in the German city of Düsseldorf will once again be the home for this impressive biennial event, which has been a key meeting place for suppliers and buyers of PPE for many years. A+A is one of the largest events of its kind in the world (and easily the largest in Europe) – the 2017 show had 1,942 exhibitors from 63 countries showcasing their products and services, and more than 67,000 specialist visitors attended from 134 countries.

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A+A is one of the largest PPE events in the world

The focus of this year’s A+A show will be ‘The future of work – Work 4.0’. A highlighted route through the show will focus on the themes of ‘wearable technologies’, ‘digitalisation of work’ and ‘digital applications and solutions’’. Exhibitors on this route will present what the organisers call ‘important trends’ and ‘product highlights’.

As usual, there are a number of special events taking place within A+A. For example, in the popular ‘safe rescues’ live show, demonstrations using a diving pool and a roofed-over climbing facility, will feature rescue operations of accident victims in extreme situations, both above and under water. The ‘trend forum on safety and security’ will deliver lectures on six focused topics to provide insight into current developments in the field of safety and security. Under the heading ‘occupational fire protection and emergency management’, demonstrations will be presented to show the measures required to prevent accidents and large-scale incidents.

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A live show will feature rescue operations in extreme situations

Non-commercial exhibitors will present their work and services in hall 10, while experts will be on hand to answer questions on the practical implementation of health and safety policy requirements. The A+A fashion show will also return to showcase the latest in workwear and protective clothing.

Meet SATRA at the show

SATRA is one of Europe’s foremost test houses for PPE and has Notified Body status in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland. At this year’s A+A Show, we will be demonstrating the SATRA VisionStitch production efficiency system for PPE manufacturers, as well as highlighting a number of key SATRA test machines and advising visitors on the requirements of the EU PPE Regulation. Being a regular exhibitor at the A+A show, SATRA welcomes to its stand many visitors who pose a variety of technical questions on the topics of testing or certification, covering the full range of SATRA’s test and EU Notified Body activities.

The SATRA team at the 2017 A+A Show

Planning ahead

At SATRA, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of CEN activities and are represented on all of the relevant footwear CEN committees. We are, therefore, confident that we always know about the latest news, developments and proposed changes.

As a consequence, particularly at this time leading up to a major exhibition, we find ourselves testing and certifying new products ready for launch. At SATRA, we provide a fast and efficient testing programme and can offer constructive help and advice where appropriate. Our customers find such help – from concept to certification – invaluable in reducing development times and getting their certificates quickly.

How can we help?

The SATRA team at A+A will be pleased to see you on stand D37 in hall 11. Email ppe@satra.com for help with your product testing or to arrange a meeting at the show.

Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 20 of the September 2019 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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