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2nd August 2018

Doug Melia (pictured) is a former martial arts teacher, doorman and bodyguard. Today, as a use of force trainer he consults to a wide audience that encompasses schools, hospitals and transport companies. Here he speaks to Mark Glover about his varied career, current challenges facing security workers and why he’s looking forward to attending the Lone…

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Wellbeing for Lone Workers: The importance of being earnest!

30th July 2018

In this blog Duncan Spencer, Head of Information and Intelligence at IOSH talks about the importance of managing the wellbeing of your lone workers. We are looking forward to seeing Duncan at our event on 2nd October where he is taking part in our ‘Ask the Experts’ sessions. Duncan has a wealth of experience and…

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Training for Lone Workers is as Important as Other Control Measures

11th July 2018

Adi Scott of Worthwhile Training will be delivering a workshop on Providing Training to Lone workers at our conference on October 2nd in London. Tickets are still available if you register on to the website now. In this weeks blog, Adi talks about why training for lone workers is as important as any other control…

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Lone Worker Safety – Are you Really Doing Enough?

19th June 2018

This week Shaun Keyzers from SoloProtect talks about the need to demonstrate that you are doing enough to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of your lone workers and shares some of the steps you can take. The consequences of doing the bare minimum to safeguard your lone workers’ wellbeing can be fatal. Picture this, you’re…

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Tomorrow’s Lone Workers

29th May 2018

Louise Ward will be giving our opening address on the 2nd October. Here she shares some of her thoughts on the future of lone working and the challenges for Safety Practitioners. Some people say that we are living through the 4th industrial revolution, and there is certainly no doubt that the pace of change is…

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Lone Working and the Cure for Isolation

18th May 2018

This week Klaus Allion, Managing Director at ANT Telecom, looks at lone working and outlines why investing in a unified communication system delivers immediate and affordable processes for high value lone workers when they need them the most. At 2.16pm, Harry suffered a cardiac arrest working alone at a wind farm in a remote part…

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What exactly is BS 8484 and why is it important?

4th April 2018

In this article, Will Murray of Skyguard, discusses the importance of BS 8484 accreditation in the Lone Worker Industry. Will who is heavily involved in the ongoing development of BS 8484, provides valuable insight into what the standard means for lone worker providers and end users alike. What is BS 8484? BS 8484 is the…

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An Integrated Approach to Safety and Lone Worker Protection in the Public Sector

19th March 2018

This week’s blog comes from Brian Kelly who is Managing Director at Bold Communications. He explores the way in which Bradford Council manages its lone worker safety and other risks with an integrated approach. The security and safety services provided by local authorities are often handled in a fragmented way with different departments managing their…

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Implementing a Lone Worker Policy

12th March 2018

This week our blog is all about how to effectively implement a lone worker policy. We know this is an area of interest to many of you, so we hope this blog from Alicia Mathers from First2HelpYou gives you some welcome guidance. Implementing a lone worker Policy Every employer has a duty of care towards…

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Why Organisations need to consider Lone Worker Safety

26th February 2018

This week’s blog comes from our third key exhibitor Everbridge. Natasha Harvey explores the reasons why organisations should take their Duty of Care to Lone Workers seriously alongside some practical, best practice advice. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) estimates that there are six million employees operating without direct supervision either in remote locations or…

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