Lone Worker Protection Again Focus Of Annual Conference In London

The LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo takes place on Tuesday, 25th November 2014 at the Olympia Conference Center in London

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Conference and ExhibitionThe LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo is the only annual conference and exhibition entirely focusing on all aspects of lone worker protection.

This event features expert speakers along with a list of industry leading exhibitors which includes firms specialising in lone worker protection technology and devices, as well as personal safety training providers and other types of risk and conflict management companies.

Over the past five year this event has become a really valuable stage for health and safety professionals and others charged with the personal safety of lone workers to exchange information, recommendations and codes of practice in reference to all aspects of working alone.

Since its launch in 2009 the list of exhibitors has always included firms widely recognised for some of the world’s most advanced devices and technology. Connexion2, Reliance Protect and Blackline GPS are just a few of the industry leading firms that have decided to once again be part of the LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo.

Why is the issue of lone worker protection so important? According to numerous studies and research projects a very high percentage of frontline professionals are anxious about the fact that verbal aggression, hostility or physical conflict has become part of the daily job.

Everyone responsible for safety, security and protection of their lone worker must understand all legal responsibilities to their workforce. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and other laws do not make it illegal for employees to work alone, but they do place a responsibility on the employer to ensure that it is safe for them to do so.

Image taken at last year's LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 Expo

Image taken at last year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 Expo

Employers are responsible not just for their own employees but also for others who are affected by their work activities such as self-employed individuals and contractors.

However, those who work alone also have a responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves and others affected by their working activities. This includes co-operating with employers to ensure that their legal responsibilities are met.

The speaker of this year’s event will all aim to highlight what can and what should be done to improve the protection and security and safety of those working alone and by doing so subsequently reduce the risk of workplace violence.

Nigel Heaton, founder and director of specialised UK based risk management organisation Human Applications, will offer an overview of criminal and civil responsibilities and also highlight what to document and how to create effective systems.

Nicole Vazquez, director of Worthwhile Training, will explain what exactly is best practice on producing effective paperwork and what needs to be in and what can you leave out.Nicole will also offer valuable suggestions on how to create effective lone worker protection policies and how to assess the effectiveness of current already implemented policies.

Patrick Dealtry, director of The Lone Working Group and writer of the British Standard for the supply of lone worker services, will offer an up-to-date view on the changing face of the lone worker market; developments, standards, solutions and devices.

Bill Fox, chairman of conflict management firm Maybo, will help our delegates to manage complex needs and challenging behaviours, and how to change staff habits and behaviours.

Security and health & safety experts from Sodexo (one of the UK’s leading facility management firms with over 35,000 emplopyees) will highlight what effective measures they have taken to improve the personal safety of their workforce. We believe that this will be a very interesting presentation indeed.

Doug Melia, director of Defend UK, who delivered a truly outstanding presentation at last year’s event, was asked by several delegates to return this year again in order to repeat his very passionate and lively presentation on ‘Understanding Reasonable Force’, which included several aspects from the criminal and European Law on the subject of managing the risk of physical violence and aggression.

I think it is fair to suggest that this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo will once again become a great success and effectively help to reduce workplace violence and it subsequent injuries. The knowledge provided by all speakers and the carefully selected products highlighted by all exhibitors can make a real difference to the level of protection and safety lone workers can be assured of. It can make the difference of coming home safely after a hard day at work or not coming home at all.

Loner Safety Solutions From Blackline GPS Key Part Of This Year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo

20111201-blackline200The personal safety of those working alone has become a very important issue in the United Kingdom and all over the world, and this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Conference and Exhibition will once again be a great opportunity for everyone to further their knowledge in this field.

Now being in its fifth year, this annual conference has attracted delegates from public sector enforcement, housing, social and health care, nursing, utilities field representatives and public transport, as well as industry leading experts and exhibitors.

One of the global leaders in lone worker safety related technology is Blackline GPS ‘Loner Safety Solutions’.

Blackline’s ‘Loner Safety Solutions’ deliver safety, security, and location awareness through innovative wireless hardware and custom user interfaces, including web, mobile, messaging, and web services.

Blackline’s vision is to become the leading supplier of wireless connected worker safety monitoring and covert tracking products in the world, this is one of the key reasons for their participation at this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 event.

“We are delighted have the opportunity to ensure that lone workers arrive home safely every day, and our participation in the LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 event is an excellent way to support this mission” says Gavin Boorman, Managing Director of Blackline GPS Europe.

“We’ve developed some of the most innovative and advanced lone worker solutions on the market and we are looking forward to seeing the reactions of the attendees at this show when they see what we’re presenting.”

Taking place once again at London’s well respected Olympic Conference Centre, this event will open its doors on Tuesday 25th November 2014.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group and Organiser of this annual event says: “We are of course delighted to have secured a truly international firm with a great reputation to our event”.

“Our highly anticipated conference and exhibition will once again be structured around lone worker safety and focus on health & safety professionals, lone workers themselves, managers, team leaders and senior members of staff who work within organisations where lone working takes place.”

Robert Kaiser highlighted that further information will be made public shortly: “We aim to publish our final programme and details of our selected expert speakers within 14 days.  Please visit our event’s website, which is frequently being updated.”

Further details of this event can be obtained on the event’s website www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com or by email info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com

 

About Us:

UK based PPSS Group are widely respected experts in lone worker safety and the reduction of workplace violence and its related injuries.

With more than 20 years of frontline experience in high risk security operations in some of the most hostile environments, Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, has gained a great and very clear understanding of this problem.  PPSS Group is constantly in search for the most effective approaches to reduce the risk of workplace violence related injuries and even the loss of life. Extensive research projects and surveys are currently in progress and the results will once again help to protect those working alone or direct supervision.

 

Media Contact:

Robert Kaiser, CEO

PPSS Group

T:  +44 (0) 845 5193 953

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Connexion2 Once Again Part Of Annual LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo

The safety of those working alone has become a very important issue all over the world, and this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Conference and Exhibition will once again be a great opportunity for everyone to share their expertise.

Now being in its fifth year, this annual event has attracted visitors from a variety of sectors e.g. public sector enforcement, housing, social and health care, nursing, utilities field representatives and public transport, as well as industry leading experts and exhibitors.

Connexion2, a widely respected firm specialised in helping organisations to protect lone workers in the UK and internationally is once again part of this annual event.

Craig Swallow, Managing Director of Connexion2 commented, “We’re delighted to be attending the show again in 2014. It’s a much targeted event that helps highlight the importance of making provision for lone workers of all type”.

“We look forward to showcasing our range of BS8484 approved solutions and developing new business relationships at the show again this year”.

Taking place once again at London’s well respected Olympic Conference Centre, this event will open its doors on Tuesday 25th November 2014.

“Our highly anticipated event will once again be structured around lone worker safety and focus on health & safety professionals, lone workers themselves, managers, team leaders and senior members of staff who work within organisations where lone working takes place”, says Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group and Organiser of this annual event.

Robert Kaiser highlighted that further information will be made public shortly: “We aim to announce further details in regards to expert speakers and program details within four to eight weeks.  Please visit our event’s website, it is being updated frequently”.

Further details of this event can be obtained on the event’s website www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com or by email info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com

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About Us:

UK based PPSS Group are widely respected experts in lone worker safety and the reduction of workplace violence and its related injuries.

With more than 20 years of frontline experience in high risk security operations in some of the most hostile environments, Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, has gained a great and very clear understanding of this problem.  PPSS Group is constantly in search for the most effective approaches to reduce the risk of workplace violence related injuries and even the loss of life. Extensive research projects and surveys are currently in progress and the results will once again help to protect those working alone or direct supervision.

Media Contact:

Robert Kaiser, CEO

PPSS Group

T:  +44 (0) 845 5193 953

F:  +44 (0) 845 5193 955

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Conference & Exhibition

Please allow us to thank everyone for making the LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 and previous events such a great success.  We are very proud of the overwhelming comments received via your feedback forms, emails and ‘thank you’ telephone calls.

As you can see we are now in the process of preparing our LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Conference & Exhibition event to provide like minded professionals involved in lone worker safety with specific and up-to-date information, which will go far beyond theory alone.

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The safety of those working alone has become a very important issue all over the world, and this occasion will once again be a great opportunity for everyone to share their expertise.

Who is our annual LONE WORKER SAFETY Conference & Exhibition for?

Our LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 will be structured around lone worker safety and focus on health & safety professionals, lone workers themselves, managers, team leaders and senior members of staff who work within organisations where lone working takes place.

Our previous events have been attended by professionals from a variety of sectors e.g. public sector enforcement, housing, social and health care, nursing, utilities field representatives and public transport.  However, we would like to welcome everyone who shares our genuine passion for lone worker safety.

Information, which will help our delegates to improve the personal safety of lone workers and help reduce the risk of workplace violence will be provided to our new delegates, but please be assured that also those who have attended our previous events will benefit from up-to-date information and the great selection of topics and speakers we have chosen for 2014.

Benefits of attending LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014

  • Learn how to balance meeting your duty of care with providing an effective service to the public.
  • Gain enhanced awareness of lone worker safety risks.
  • Discover how to help lone workers cope with the aftermath of an assault.
  • Understand how technology e.g. lone worker protection devices, lone worker tracking or personal alarms can help to improve lone worker safety.
  • Gain a better knowledge of nature, causes and good responses to aggressive behavior or conflict.
  • Benefit from the in depth knowledge of some of the countries lone worker and personal safety experts… they would love to answer the potential questions you might have.

In case you have any questions in regards to lone worker safety please contact us on: 0845 5193 953 or email info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com

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PageOne Confirm Participation In This Year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 Expo

pageone_RGBI am of course very happy to welcome PageOne to this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY Conference & Exhibition.

Some of this country’s leading and most respected experts on lone worker safety will once again come together on Tuesday, 26th November 2013 at London’s Olympia Conference.

PageOne is a British telecommunication company based in Brentford, London and operates one of the largest public paging networks in the UK.

PageOne also provide hosted messaging services for mobile messaging and organisational communication and was the first paging operator in Europe to use satellite links for the distribution of pager messages.

PageOne was the first company to link emails to pagers, the first to launch ‘Calling Party pays’ Pagers and helped pioneer the use of SMS technology as part of organisational communications.

For me it was really important to work together with the best in field and we believe that by adding PageOne to the list of exhibitors we are offering our visitors an even wider choice of lone worker safety device and technical advice and guidance.

There is no doubt in my mind, our exhibition and conference will once again be a major success.  We genuinely believe we will show a growth of more than 25%, and I think this is the best possible evidence for a clear need in further guidance on lone worker safety.

Facilities management professionals, civil enforcement professionals, public sector workers, social and health care professionals, utility field representatives, security and public transport professionals have attended the 2012 event, and the feedback has just been fantastic, and please be assured we have learned from this feedback.

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LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 Conference & Exhibition will once again be all about providing professionals, interested in improving lone worker security with specific and up-to-date information.

This is an annual event, which will help everyone to learn how to balance meeting the duty of care with providing an effective service to the public, and gain a better knowledge of nature, causes and good responses to aggressive behaviour or conflict.

Please view the this year’s event website www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com, email info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com or call 0845 5193 953


UK based PPSS Group are widely respected experts in the reduction of workplace violence and its related injuries.

With more than 20 years of frontline experience in high risk security operations in some of the most hostile environments, Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, has gained a great and very clear understanding of this problem.  PPSS Group is constantly in search for the most effective approaches to reduce the risk of workplace violence related injuries and even the loss of life.

Final LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 Conference Program Released

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 Conference & ExhibitionFollowing six months of intensive planning and preparation, the final program for this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY Conference has been releases today.

Taking place once again at London’s Olympic Conference Centre, this event will open its doors on Tuesday 26th November 2013.

Our aim was to invite some of the UK’s most respected professionals in this sector.  The objective was to offer our visitors and delegates the most informative program in order to effectively help protect their workforce.

Please allow me to briefly highlight some of our ‘new’ speakers and experts:

  • Chris Allcard, Head of Lone Worker Services of Headline Sponsor Reliance Protect, will offer his insight knowledge from the perspective of the NHS, explaining the common challenges with selecting, implementing and managing technology based lone worker solutions.
  • Bill Fox, Chairman of Maybo, will be delivering a presentation on good quality, efficient and effective conflict management. Maybo is the UK’s undisputed leader in conflict management training.
  • Rachel Griffin is the Chief Executive of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the best known personal safety charity.  She will help everyone attending to identify the real risks of lone working and highlight how this great charity can be of help.

Nicole Vazquez will be part of this event once again, however this time around Nicole will discuss how to best develop and embed effective but simple policies and procedures for lone workers.

Other rather interesting new subjects will be covered as well, which have not been mentioned in the past, such as the ‘appropriate response to physical confrontation’ and the latest technology in the form of body worn video solutions, designed to record events and gather crucial evidence of abuse or aggression.

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2013 will be structured around lone worker safety and focus on health & safety professionals, lone workers themselves, managers, team leaders and senior members of staff who work within organisations where lone working takes place.

This year’s event will also see once again a number of experts, manufacturers and suppliers of lone worker alarms and lone worker security devices.

Further details of this event can be obtained on the event’s website www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com or by email info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com

I think it is fair to say that we at UK based PPSS Group are widely respected experts in lone worker safety and the reduction of workplace violence and its related injuries.

With more than 20 years of operationalfrontline experience in high risk security operations in some of the most hostile environments I have personally gained a great and very clear understanding of this problem.  My firm is constantly in search for the most effective approaches to reduce the risk of workplace violence related injuries and even the loss of life. Extensive research projects and surveys are currently in progress and the results will once again help to protect those working alone or direct supervision.

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