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.