Lone Worker Safety Expo 2019

The 2019 Lone Worker Safety Conference opened this year with our host Nicole Vazquez canvassing the audience regarding the range of activities their lone workers carry out. What was immediately apparent was just how varied the term ‘lone working’ could be. Forestry, Health, Security, Housing, Laboratories and Retail were just some of the sectors represented in the packed conference room.

The rest of the day was filled with inspirational, engaging and educational sessions from our knowledgeable speakers. We will be posting a video of the day very shortly, but for now…take a look at 2018 video below (just a taster of the day) and pop the 13th October 2020 in your diary now – you really don’t want to miss out!

08.45 - Registration opens
09.00 - Ask the Experts

Come along with questions for our experts in legislation, crime prevention, mental health and wellbeing, muscular skeletal risks of mobile technology, 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

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

10.30 - Making it Easy to Make the Right Choices

If you work in an office or with a team and you don't know what to do… you ask. Lone workers do not have that luxury, and may be vulnerable to poor decision-making without the benefit of live support. As an employer, how can you make it easy for your people to make the right choices and stay safe? And how do you find out if they don't?

Matt Trigg, Director, Human Applications

10.55 - Security Risks for Lone Workers Travelling in the UK and Abroad

With many lone workers now travelling and working remotely as part of their job, are you sure you (and they) are aware of the current security risks and have an effective security risk assessment and plan in place? There is a need to ensure you have fulfilled your duty of care whether staff are in the UK or abroad and that you have a robust communication plan for when things go wrong.

Chris Phillips Ippso Ltd

11.15 - The Mental Health and Wellbeing Impact of Lone Working

Why does assuring lone worker mental health and wellbeing need to be addressed differently? Duncan will share some of the common operational mistakes that increase the likelihood of mental ill-health in lone workers and provide you with seven steps that can be taken to build a positive mental health and wellbeing culture for lone workers.

Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice, IOSH

11.40 - Managing the Wellbeing of Your Lone Workers - Lived Experience

Lone Workers need to have in place strategies to improve their resilience and coping mechanisms.

This inspirational talk explore Jason's personal journey and looks at ways to manage trauma and protect individual’s mental health and wellbeing.

Prof Tim Marsh and Jason Anker MBE, Anker & Marsh

12.20 - 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.

13.20 - A Legal Case Study

What are the implications of not managing the risks to your lone workers? Sean Elson will explore a recent case study and help you to ensure that you are fulfilling your legal obligations and protecting both your lone workers and your business.

Sean Elson, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

14.00 - Managing Violence and Aggression Against Frontline Staff

Why do your lone workers not behave as you (or they) would expect when faced with conflict? This drama based session will help explore lone workers behaviours and provide ideas on equipping staff with the skills to defuse situations and protect themselves.

Nicole Vazquez, Director, Worthwhile Training and the Worthwhile Training Team


14.40 - Coffee Break
15.00 - Practical Solutions to the Personal Safety and Security Risks to Your Lone Workers

This workshop explores very practical steps that can be taken to reduce the personal safety and security risks to your lone workers, whether they work at your base or travel out and about on your behalf.

Christine Morrison, CMA Training


15.30 - Panel Discussion: Engaging Lone Workers and Senior Management in the Risk Control Conversation

Your opportunity to ask questions of our expert speakers and to hear their views on how to take all of the information you have learned today and engage across your organisation.

Louise Ward, EHS Director, Siemens Mobility. Spencer Lee, H&S Manager, Arsenal Football Club. Patrick Holdaway, Chief Inspector, National Business Crime Centre. Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice, IOSH, Sean Elson, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP


16.15 - Summary of the day and your final chance to pick the brains of our experts and exhibitors.


16.40 Event Closes