LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 Expo Announce Programme And Speaker Details

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 Expo - BOOK ONLINEFollowing three months of intensive planning PPSS Group, the firm behind the annual LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo, published today the final programme and speaker list.

We must confess we are over the moon and really proud to have secured some of the UK’s most knowledgeable and passionate experts in lone worker safety.

We would very much like to invite those who have not been able to visit our annual event in the past.  Come to see us, we really can assure you it will once again be a superb opportunity to network with like-minded professionals who share our passion for the safety of those working without direct supervision.

Some speakers have established themselves as the public favourites so it seems.

Nicole Vazquez, Director of Worthwhile Training, has been re-invited once again. Nicole will explain how to develop the most effective and operationally sensible lone worker policies.

Doug Melia, Managing Director of Safer Handling, will advise everyone on ‘physical confrontations’ and their appropriate responses.  His passionate and extremely knowledgeable input will once again be a great highlight of this conference.

When I got to speak with him he said: Doug commented: “This year, in addition to my talk on reasonable force, I am excited to be diversifying into more specific areas of the conference subject and talking about how violence and aggression and managing challenging behaviour can affect lone workers in certain sectors.”

“There is now a well-considered portion of the event designated to the Education and Care sector. Domiciliary visits, ward rounds, one to one support, classes of 30 children and deliveries all create some very real scenarios in which lone workers could potentially be more at risk.”

Internationally respected Dr Tim Marsh BSc MSc PhD C.Psychol of RyderMarshSharman is set to enlighten the audience again when discussing the subject of behavioural safety and explain why people do what they do.

Mark Jenner, Managing Director of Assault Reduction International, is an expert in Conflict Management Training. His presentation will be of great importance, especially to all delegates currently looking into training on how to communicate with hostile and aggressive members of the public.

Walter Brennan, who worked for 25 years as Mental Health Specialist and Jonathan Fox, State Registered Paramedic with over 35 years of frontline experience, both will bring another extremely important perspective to the table, the perspective of the lone worker him/herself.

You can now book your place simply online: www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com/booking.html

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

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 Conference Programme Announced!

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 Expo - BOOK ONLINEWe are now pleased to announce to present and ‘publish’ our programme for this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 Conference. We are pleased and proud to have secured some of the UK’s most knowledgeable and passionate experts in lone worker safety. This event will also once again be a superb opportunity to network with like minded professionals who share our passion for the safety of those who work without direct supervision.

http://www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com/programme.html

08:30 – 09:30

  • Arrival (Refreshments & Networking)

09:30 – 09:50

  • Introduction

Speaker: Robert Kaiser – Organiser and Chair of LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015

09:50 – 10:30

Why lone workers get a bad deal?

  • What the law says about lone working
  • The consequences of taking no action
  • Using the rapid risk assessment to stay safer

Speaker: Walter Brennan – Managing Director, Oliver Brennan Training

10:30 – 11:10

Developing and embedding effective policies and procedures for lone workers

  • Best practice on producing effective paperwork – what needs to be in and what can you leave out.
  • Communicating your messages – how to engage managers and lone workers to achieve buy-in.
  • Embedding the policies and procedures and assessing their effectiveness in the real world – how do you know it’s having the desired effect?

Speaker:  Nicole Vazquez – Director of Worthwhile Training

11:10 – 11:30

Break (Refreshments & Networking)

11:30 – 12:30

Key Lone Worker lessons from Safety Culture

  • Behavioural safety – key lesson of Heinrich’s Principle
  • Why people do what they do – the psychology of safety
  • Reading People – a (very) basic introduction to leaks, tells and micro expressions – as well as personal safety psychological tricks used that are a threat to your wallet.

Speaker: Tim Marsh – Chairman of RyderMarshSharman

12:30 – 13:00

Education & Care professionals – Lone worker regulations

  • Duties for lone working with Vulnerable Adults
  • Restraint & managing challenging behaviour
  • Hierarchy of risk control
  • Human Rights & Safeguarding

Speaker: Doug Melia – Director of Safer Handling – Professional Safety Education

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break (Excellent Food, Refreshments & Networking)

14:00 – 14:40

Making training stick: the strategy/culture challenge

  • The 3P’s dilemma: Policy, Procedure, Practice
  • ‘Conflict Management Training’ vs. pragmatic customer facing staff and their communication styles
  • Making it stick, bringing together the 3P’s
  • Moving forward and maintenance

Speaker: Mark Jenner – Managing Director of Assault Reduction International

14:40 – 15:20

PPE – Does it make the lone worker’s environment a safer place?

  • PPE is part of a package of measures that can facilitate a safer work place for lone workers.
  • The absence of PPE such as body armour can undermine the efficacy of the other measures that are in place
  • The threat of assault can never be eliminated, only reduced

Jonathan Fox – State Registered Paramedic with over 35 years’ Experience & Ex-Press Officer of The Association of Professional Ambulance Personnel (APAP)

15:20 – 15:40

Break (Refreshments & Networking)

15:40 – 16:20

Advising workers on ‘physical confrontations’ and their appropriate responses

  • Understanding Reasonable Force – case, criminal and European Law on the subject of managing the risk of physical violence and aggression
  • Edged weapon awareness and dealing with extreme situations – Applying the hierarchy of risk control

Speaker: Doug Melia – Director of Safer Handling – Professional Safety Education

16:20

Close of Event

To book your place: http://www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com/pdf/Delegate-Booking-Form.pdf 

Or email info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com or call 0845 5193 953

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 Conference & Exhibition

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 ExpoWe are proud to announce today the date and location of this year’s highly anticipated LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 Conference & Exhibition.

Once again we have decided to run our event at London’s Olympia Conference Centre on Tuesday 24th November 2015.

Our LONE WORKER SAFETY 2o15 Conference & Exhibition will be all about providing like-minded professionals involved in lone worker safety with specific and up-to-date information, which will go far beyond theory alone.

It will be once again all 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.

What are the most realistic operational risks and hazards for those working alone?

  • violence and abuse – for example, potentially vulnerable workers may include utility meter readers, enforcement officer, emergency medical professionals and social or health care workers.
  • accidents –  for example where the consequences are worse if there’s no immediate assistance, e.g. slips, trips and falls, suffocation in confined spaces, electrocution or working with dangerous substances

Why attending our LONE WORKER SAFETY 2015 event?

  • Because we have invited some of the UK’s most respected experts and speakers, planning to deliver passionate talks which, without question, will help you to develop a better understanding on how to help your workforce to stay safe.
  • Benefit from the in depth knowledge of some of the countries lone worker and personal safety experts.
  • Gain enhanced awareness of lone worker protection risks and appropriate measures to improve personal safety.
  • Learn how to balance meeting your duty of care with providing an effective service to the public.
  • Gain a better knowledge of nature, causes and good responses to aggressive behaviour or conflict.
  • Understand how technology e.g. lone worker safety devices, lone worker tracking or personal alarms can help to improve lone worker safety Learn about the effectiveness of good
  • Let us help you to develop the most effective lone worker policy for your organisation.

Cost

  • Public & Private Sector: £199.00 + VAT (incl refreshments, lunch and conference pack)
  • Charitable Organisations: £149.00 + VAT (incl refreshments, lunch and conference pack)

If lone worker safety is something you are passionate or wish to learn more about… then this is really the event to attend.

Any questions? Please do call us on 0845 5193 953 or email info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo | Latest Exhibitors

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Conference and ExhibitionWe. the organiser of LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo, are pleased to welcome MDH Wireless Technologies and MAX Conflict Management as latest addition to our list of exhibitors wishing to share their knowledge and experience… and introduce marketing leading technology and services.

This year’s event will take place on Tuesday 25th November 2014 @ Olympia Conference Center, London.

We would like to welcome you too… so please fee free and download our booking form. CLICK HERE

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo will be 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.

Benefits of attending LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo:

  • Gain enhanced awareness of lone worker safety risks.
  • Learn how to balance meeting your duty of care with providing an effective service to the public.
  • Understand how technology e.g. lone worker protection devices, lone worker trackingmonitoring or personal alarms can help to improve lone worker safety.
  • Gain a better knowledge of nature, causes and good responses to aggressive behaviour or conflict.
  • Discover how to help lone workers cope with the aftermath of an assault.
  • 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 our event, please contact us on: +44 (0) 845 5193 953 or email info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com

‘StaySafe Business’ Latest Exhibitor To Join LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 size 100-220StaySafe Business is a GPS tracker app that provides personal protection for lone working employees, tracking locations in real-time enabling lone workers to check-in safely after working.

Staysafe Business has now become the latest high profile exhibitor to join this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo, the only event specifically designed for lone workers and has been growing in popularity since its launch five years ago.

The event features conference speakers who are acknowledged experts in their chosen fields along with a list of exhibitors which includes firms specialising in lone worker security technology and devices, as well as personal protection training providers and other types of risk management and personal safety firms.

Jeff Carroll, Operations Director of Safe Apps Ltd, the company behind StaySafe Business, is very clear on why his firm has joined this year’s LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Expo: “We believe that this event is sharing our key objective, which is to protect professionals who work alone and hence are more vulnerable. This event and our technology will help reduce the risk of workplace violence and its related injuries.”

The event has also become a useful platform for professionals to exchange information, recommendations and codes of practice in reference to all aspects of lone worker protection.

Why is the issue of lone worker protection so important?

Robert Kaiser, Organiser and Chair of this annual event states: “According to several studies and research projects a high percentage of workers are concerned about facing verbal aggression, hostility or physical conflict.” “Everyone responsible for lone worker protection 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.”

“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.”

“The speaker of this year’s event will all aim to highlight what can and what should be done to improve the personal safety of those working alone and subsequently reduce the risk of workplace violence.”

The knowledge provided by all speakers and the carefully selected products highlighted by all exhibitors can make a real difference in the life of a lone worker.

It can make the difference of coming home safely after a hard day at work or not coming home at all. Further details of this event can be obtained on the event’s website http://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.

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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