Edinburgh show set for new boost with old favourites returning
IOG SCOTSTURF (November 9-10) welcomes back old favourites to this year's show, as the new management team gets the ball rolling.
Campey Turfcare, Great Dane, Rigby Taylor, the SGM Group, Sisis, Stewartsturf and Terrafirma are all aiming to give the new-look show their vote of confidence.
"Renewed confidence is reflected in fresh interest from exhibitors," said show secretary Roy Daniels. "We have an enthusiastic new team, which as well as the senior IOG committee members located in Scotland, now includes the IOG's national marketing and finance managers."
Scottish IOG members John White, Land Records Manager at North Lanarkshire Council, Drew Bryce, Operations Officer at Fife Council and Roy Daniels, Training Officer at Fife Council are heading up the team, which now for the first time also has the assistance of strategic, marketing and financial back-up from the IOG's head office.
With a history exceeding 25 years, IOG SCOTSTURF remains the only show in Scotland for the grounds management industry.
Despite having faced a number of challenges over recent years, the new team are determined to make 2005 the "biggest and best IOG SCOTSTURF ever".
Plans currently include revised computerised registration for quicker visitor entry, a new layout making the show easier to navigate, and a comprehensive seminar programme which is being developed in liaison with leading industry figures to cover the most up-to-date industry issues. There will also be live debates.
"The new Scottish team are totally committed to progressing the show for the benefit of the grounds care industry in Scotland," said show chairman John White.
"We want to ensure that it develops even further beyond the newly-invigorated and dynamic event that we are planning for this November."
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Vibration white finger - the damaging facts
THE HEALTH and Safety Executive reports "Vibration White Finger is the most common reason for occupational ill health claims made against employers".
Successful claimants have been awarded damages ranging from £5,000 to £242,000.
The new Control of Vibration at Work Regulations came into force on July 6. Do you know everything you need to know about this and other new legislation?
At IOG SCOTSTURF (November 9-10) you can find out more at one of the seminars.
Other seminars include risk assessment, fertilisers, pesticides, choosing fuels, operator safety, bio-diversity, waste control, equipment testing and using recycled materials.
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