Lone Worker Safety Expo 2018

In 2018 we changed the style and delivery of the day quite dramatically. We wanted to ensure the day was engaging and interactive, offering valuable information and access to expert speakers.  

The day started with our ‘Ask the Experts’ Session where delegates were able to discuss their challenges and concerns with subject experts. This was followed by a keynote conference with specialist headline speakers and then in the afternoon we offered the opportunity for delegates to choose from the six focused workshops. 

The feedback has been extremely positive, so we will follow a similar format for next year. Please visit this page again nearer the time for more specific details. 

To get an idea of what people thought of last year's event which was held at Olympia, take a look at the video above.

08.45 - Registration opens
09.00 - ‘Ask the Expert’ session

Come along with questions for our experts in legislation, health & safety, stress management, police response, training…

This is also your opportunity to visit our trusted suppliers of lone worker services.

Tea and Coffee will be served during this session leading up to our keynote conference.

10.00 - Welcome from our host Nicole Vazquez, Worthwhile Training
10.15 - Opening Address

Louise Ward, Policy Standards and Communications Director, British Safety Council

10.30 - Lone Working: organisations legal responsibilities and the implication of not addressing these

Sean Elson, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

11.00 - Issues for Lone Workers, including health and wellbeing concerns

Barbara Hockey, Head of Vulnerable Workers Team, Health and Safety Executive

11.30 - Managing the challenges of Lone Working in a NHS Foundation Trust

Chris Shaw, Head of Health and Safety, NEFLT NHS Foundation Trust

12.00 - Panel Discussion on technology and training

Your opportunity to ask questions of our speakers and to hear their views on the latest thinking in lone worker risk control measures

12.30 - Lunch and networking

Lunch will be served in the Orangery. This is your chance to mingle with likeminded professionals as well as taking another opportunity to visit our exhibitors

13.30 - Workshop Streams

The afternoon will be split into interactive Workshop Streams to enable you to concentrate on the areas that will add real value to you. After registering you will be asked to choose which 3 workshops you would prefer to attend.

Working Alone: Health And Safety Risks, The Controls And Getting The Balance Right

In the absence of specific safety legislation on lone working, we’ll explore:

  • When and how to address lone working as a safety issue
  • The effect of lone working on traditional risk assessment
  • Balancing control and empowerment
  • Separating decisions from outcomes in a ‘Just’ organisation

Matt Trigg, Director, Human Applications

Managing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of your Lone Workers

Lone working can have a negative impact on individual’s stress levels and mental wellbeing. This practical workshop will explore the legal framework and the case for managing mental health, sources of organisational stress and how to spot signs and symptoms of distress in remote workers. It is full of ideas to help support the wellbeing and mental health of your lone workers.

Heather Beach, Managing Director, The Healthy Work Company

Procuring a Lone Worker Solution: Asking the right questions and understanding the importance of BS8484

With so many solutions, providers and different features available it can be difficult to decide on what is suitable for the needs of your organisation and lone workers.

  • This workshop will assist you in considering a number of factors before you invest your time and resources.
  • Identifying your need for and understanding the benefits of an integrated lone worker solution
  • Key questions to ask when procuring a system to meet your needs - assessing quality, assurance and features
  • A clear explanation of the importance and benefits of BS8484 when supporting your lone workers

Will Murray and Craig Swallow, Lone Worker Section, BSIA

Designing and Delivering the ‘Right’ Training for Lone Workers

When it comes to lone worker training ‘one size’ does not ‘fit all’. This workshop will help you to:

  • Identify the specific training needs of your workers
  • Consider the required outcomes and the best way of achieving them when developing or procuring effective and meaningful training
  • Ensure best value and return on your investment

Adi Scott, Training Consultant, Worthwhile Training

Managing Violence and Aggression within Your Workplace

This workshop will explore the following areas:
Risk assessing conflict for the lone worker
Procuring training for managing violence and aggression
Physical skills for self-defence – do they even work?
Accounting for your actions – what is reasonable force?

Doug Melia, Director, Safer Handling

Contingency Planning And Practical Advice For Major Incidents And Terrorist Attacks When Travelling In The UK And Abroad

This workshop will:

  • Provide proactive, practical advice and support for staff who travel for business
  • Explore terrorism life skills for staff to help keep themselves safe
  • Help organisations improve the security culture within the workplace and demonstrate that they have taken their ‘duty of care’ to their staff seriously
  • Suggest practical communication strategies in the event of an incident

Christine Morrison, Training Consultant, CMA Training

16.00 - ‘Ask the Expert’ session

At the end of the day you will be welcomed back into the Orangery for our final summary of the day and your final chance to pick the brains of our experts and exhibitors.

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