Set-Up and Take-Down Safety Procedures: Use of Boots, Helmets, and Vests Now Mandatory
Due to an incident in the fall, IFEMA is strictly enforcing the use of protective helmets, high-visibility vests, and security footwear in the Exhibition Hall during set-up or take-down.
MESSAGE FROM IFEMA:
SAFETY AND LABOUR RISK REGULATION – COORDINATION OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
Here are the minimum instructions regarding individual protection equipment (IPE) during set-up and dismantle periods of trade fairs and events.
Effective immediately, as a preventative measure, and due to the concurrence of activities, the obligation to wear protective helmets, high-visibility vests, and security footwear during set-up and dismantle periods of trade fairs and exhibition areas, has been established.
In no case will access to the halls be allowed without the aforementioned individual protection equipment; this instruction affects any person accessing, passing through, working or merely being present, in exhibition halls, or outdoor exhibition areas during set-up and dismantle periods.
This instruction sets forth minimal conditions and does not exempt the use of other protective gear that may be required for the execution of specific tasks to be carried out during the above-mentioned set-up and dismantle periods.