Safety Management, the British Safety Council’s Magazine, selected as Media Partner for LWS 2017 Expo

PPSS Group is proud to announce that British Safety Council owned Safety Management has been selected as media partner for our LONE WORKER SAFETY 2017 Expo.

Published 11 times a year, its 50 pages cover news and features related to health, safety and environment. It is aimed at anyone with health and safety responsibilities who needs to stay informed about the latest news, legislation and best practice in the field and other experts on occupational health or people who are interested in health and safety issues. It is distributed to more than 8,000 national and international readers. Our research (2016) shows that more than 40% of recipients share the magazine with five peers or colleagues, reaching 40,000 people in the industry every month.


Legacy and future: In 2017, we are celebrating the 60 years of the British Safety Council and the magazine will give an extensive coverage of the activities. For over 50 of those years, Safety Management has kept readers abreast of the changing British and international health and safety landscape: accurate information, expert comment, case studies, events, recruitment offers, in-depth articles, campaigns and products and services updates. Every month Safety Management publishes a round table with prominent experts discussing relevant topics and trends. It also reports all the latest British Safety Council research, campaigns and engagement activities. We have readers in at least 67 countries.

Challenging: Core features and topical articles are researched and written by our own team or external authors. Our network of contributors include the top researchers and academics and though-leaders of their fields.

The British Safety Council’s vision is that no one should be injured or made ill at work.

Programme | LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo 2017

08:30 – 09:30

Arrival (Refreshments & Networking)


09:30 – 09:45


Speaker: Robert Kaiser – Organiser and Chair of LONE WORKER SAFETY 2017


09:45 – 10:10

Have Changes to the Sentencing Guidelines Changed the Legal Responsibilities for Employers of Lone Workers?

  • The implications of the sentencing guidelines on health and safety obligations
  • Having concluded what the impact is, the talk will highlight what obligations are
  • How the sentencing guidelines apply in practice

Speaker: Lukas Rootman – Partner at Nabarro, a major commercial law firm with offices in London, Brussels, Dubai, Manchester, Sheffield and Singapore


10:10 – 10:45

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


10:45 – 11:20

Training Lone Workers; from First Aid to Conflict Management – If they need it, how do you get it right and make it stick?

  • Assessing the need for training: Ways to link your training needs analysis to your risk management process and spend your budget where it is really needed.
  • Deciding on the content: Lone working varies and so should your training content. Exploring ways to develop a relevant and targeted training plan that delivers results.
  • Engaging lone workers: All training needs to capture the audience’s interest, that’s the easy bit. But really inspiring learners with relevant and effective material and a training style that suits them is what will make the difference long term to individuals and the organisation.
  • Embedding the learning: Just how do you know you’ve had the desired effect? Exploring ways to measure the impact and to keep the momentum for good practice and change going.

Speaker: Nicole Vazquez – Director of Worthwhile Training and highly respected expert consultant on all aspects of lone worker safety


11:20 – 11:40

Break (Refreshments & Networking)


11:40 – 12:40

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll – What we can learn from bad behaviour…

  • The Physiology and Psychology behind Risk Tolerance
  • Safety, Empathy and Black Humour
  • Learning from Bad Behaviour
  • Methodologies that maximise influence

Speaker: Tim Marsh – Chairman of RyderMarshSharman


12:40 – 13:10

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


13:10 – 14:10

Lunch Break (Excellent Food, Refreshments & Networking)


14:10 – 14:40

The Lone Worker Market – An Overview

  • The Lone Worker Market today
  • How Lone Worker services are developing including the effect of the latest technology
  • How the 2016 review of BS8484 has changed the standard
  • Employees travelling abroad
  • Choosing the right service for your organisation

Speaker: Patrick Dealtry – Director, The Lone Working Group Ltd and previous Chairman of the British Security Industry Association’s Lone Worker Section


14:50 – 15:30

Body Armour – Why?

  • Moral, legal, financial and media consequences when not issuing appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Latest design and manufacturing of body armour
  • Realistic operational risks and threats of today’s society
  • ‘Perception’
  • Case study

Tony Welsh – Global Operations Director of PPSS Group


15:30 – 15:50

Break (Refreshments & Networking)


15:50 – 16:30

Use of force & violence reduction strategies, guidance for lone workers

  • Threat assessing high risk violence & edged weapons
  • Legal guidelines for procuring training for lone workers
  • Advising staff on their right to defend themselves
  • “Acts & omissions” implementing sensible policy & procedure for staff to follow
  • Discussing what is reasonable force, handling internal investigations managing human rights and risk assessing the activities of your lone workers

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



Close of Event

Nicole Vazquez to Speak Again at LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo

nicole-vazquezWorthwhile Training is thrilled that Nicole Vazquez has been asked back yet again to speak at the Lone Worker Safety Expo. It is a superb event that provides advice and guidance for anyone involved in the challenges of managing the risks to lone workers.

Nicole says “It is always a pleasure to speak at this event. The feedback from the very interactive audience is great, they are obviously all keen to make a difference to the safety of their lone workers”.

Worthwhile Training provides bespoke training and has many years of experience offering practical advice within many industries including the railways, security, housing and retail.

In previous years Nicole has spoken about risk assessing and producing effective policies, procedures and robust controls. This year she will be talking about training lone workers. Nicole adds “Training is vitally important to help ensure that lone workers have the right tools for the job in terms of their own awareness and skills.  I don’t believe in ‘lone worker training’ – so my talk might add a different slant to the day”.

Worthwhile Training will also be exhibiting at the event so that delegates can go along and have a chat with Nicole or her colleagues during the rest of the day.

In the meantime, you can contact Worthwhile Training at  or learn more from Nicole in her videos on lone working for SHP online.

If you would like to take advantage of this worthwhile event then simply click here to book your place online.

Further details of this event can be obtained on this website or by


LONE WORKER SAFETY 2017 Expo Graphic

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1st SAFETY NEWS Official Media Partner of LONE WORKER SAFETY 2017 Expo




The LONE WORKER SAFETY 2017 Expo is taking place on Tuesday 28th March 2017. It is the only event specifically staged for lone workers and has been growing in popularity since its launch over six years ago.

Lone Worker Safety Conference 2017


The Lone Worker Safety Conference is taking place on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at Olympia, London.

This annual event features several passionate conference speakers who are widely respected true experts in their chosen fields.

All exhibitors, which include firms specialising in lone worker security technology and devices, as well as personal protection training and other types of risk management, will equally ensure this event becomes a source of extremely valuable and relevant information.

Over the recent years the LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo has also become a very useful and highly respected 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 of such great importance?

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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, as well as all legal, financial and moral consequences if this matter has not bene given full attention.”

“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.

However, Robert Kaiser is also keen to point out that 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 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.”

You can now book your place simply online:

Further details of this event can be obtained on this website or by or call 0845 5193 953


LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo 2015 | Speaker – Rachel Griffin

Rachel Griffin

Rachel Griffin

Rachel Griffin – Director of Suzy Lamplugh Trust

09:50 – 10:10

Why today’s event is of such great importance?

  • The history of The Suzy Lamplugh Trust
  • Lessons to be learned

LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo 2015 | Speaker – Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan – Managing Director, Oliver Brennan Training

10:10 – 10:45

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

LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo 2015 | Speaker – Dr Tim Marsh

Dr Tim Marsh

Dr Tim Marsh

Dr Tim Marsh BSc MSc PhD C.Psychol, FIOSH
Chairman of RyderMarshSharman

11:45 – 12:45

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.

LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo 2015 | Speaker – Nicole Vazquez

Nicole Vazquez

Nicole Vazquez

Nicole Vazquez – Managing Director of Worthwhile Training

10:45 – 11:25

Polices, Procedures and Practical Controls

  • Best Practice for producing robust risk assessments and effective lone working policies and procedures
  • Communicating roles and responsibilities – engaging lone workers and (not forgetting) their managers
  • Exploring practical strategies to reduce the risks – how to embed measures in the real world and check that they are having the desired effect
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