Lone Worker Safety Expo

28th MARCH 2017


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Speakers | LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo 2017

Louise Ward

Louise Ward - Policy Standards and Communications Director

Louise Ward is a Chartered Health and Safety Professional with over 17 years experience in a variety of sectors including; nuclear power; newspaper production; investment banking; facilities management; manufacturing and the Civil Service, railway operations and waste water management.

As well as being a practicing health and safety specialist, Louise has been involved in the development of legislation, guidance material and regulatory policy. She has a particular interest in professional development and supports a number of initiatives in this area as well as writing for the trade press.

Lukas Rootman

Lukas Rootman - Partner at Nabarro

Lukas Rootman is a Partner in Nabarro's health and safety and environmental team. As a solicitor he regularly assists companies and individuals in respect of regulatory compliance.

He also assists when the Police and Regulators such as the HSE, Local Authorities and Fire and Rescue Services intervene following incidents.

He frequently deals with serious incidents, including fatal accidents and has extensive advocacy experience representing clients in court and during inquests.

His practice requires him to advise clients on the implications of the sentencing guidelines. This includes assistance with minimising fines and the reputational impact following an incident. The legal directories recognises Lukas as a leading health and safety lawyer.

Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan - Managing Director, Oliver Brennan Training

Walter Brennan is a training specialist, mediator and expert witness and writer. Before setting up Oliver Brennan Training Ltd, Walter worked with some of the most dangerous and violent mentally abnormal offenders in the UK at Ashworth Hospital, Liverpool. His degree is in Forensic Mental Health.

He has designed a number of risk assessment tools and is extensively published on violence, risk assessments, mental health and bullying and harassment.

Walter designed the Two Minute Risk Assessment, and the Rapid Risk Assessment which were adopted by the Department of Health and the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Procedures Manual.

Walter has delivered more than four thousand days of training over a 20 year period and has trained more than 200 trainers during his time.

Nicole Vazquez

Nicole Vazquez - Worthwhile Training

Nicole has over 20 years experience assisting organisations to manage risks associated with safety, security and wellbeing. Her innovative and interactive training style is known to win over even the most challenging of delegates.

Nicole has written several training manuals and is a regular contributor to safety magazines; you can catch her Lone Working videos at SHP online.

Well respected for the way she delivers real world solutions, Nicole is always a valued speaker at our conference where her interactive style engages and inspires.

Tim Marsh - Chairman of RyderMarshSharman

Dr Tim Marsh was part of the original research into behavioural safety in the UK early 1990s at UMIST and formed Ryder-Marsh (Safety) in 1996.

Tim was invited to sit on the Cullen Inquiry into Ladbroke Grove and has twice been invited to address the European Conference Board (Safety). He is an editor of Training Solutions for Health and Safety and has recently written a new video "How to Talk About Safety" for Outtakes with whom he has worked closely many times in the past. He previously wrote the safety videos 'There's Always a Reason' (Human Focus).

He runs the "Behavioural Safety" and "Pro-Active Safety Culture" courses for IOSH and created the award winning "Affective Safety Management" concept for the IIRSM. The book of the same name is now Europe's best ever selling safety book.

Mark Jenner

Mark Jenner - Managing Director of Assault Reduction International

Mark Jenner is a 'Reducing Restrictive Practice Consultant' who is the Managing Director of Assault Reduction International. Mark leads on strategic reviews, policy development, risk assessment and procedural implementation in organisations where the complex risk of human behaviour is present.

Coming from an operational background in systems and process design Mark helps organisations implement their reducing restrictive practice plans through positive behaviour support strategies and improved communications.

Helping organisations through change is a special area of interest for Mark, reviewing the social dynamic of the 'Policy, Procedure, Practice' triad he supports organisations to challenge ingrained staff cultures and implement best practice.

Mark has extensive experience across a diverse range of sectors and has been involved in the development of sector standards and guidance. Having previously worked with conflict management specialists Maybo as their physical skills lead, he was instrumental in the review and re-development of their hugely successful 'Physical Interventions' programme.

Patrick Dealtry

Patrick Dealtry - Managing Director of The Lone Working Group and author of the original draft of the Lone Worker standard BS8484

Following careers in the military and the security industry, Patrick Dealtry has been actively engaged in the Lone Worker market since 2001.

In 2003 he co-founded Skyguard, one of the pioneer Lone Worker companies and now one of the market leaders, supplying the full range of Lone Worker services. He left the company in 2011 to pursue other interests in the Lone Worker market.

Patrick wrote the original draft of the Lone Worker standard, BS8484, at the request of the Association of Chief Police Officers and then steered it through the British Standards Institute system to publishing in 2009. He is currently chairing the committee revising the standard for issue in August 2016.

Since 2011 Patrick has operated as a Lone Worker consultant, advising companies on how to enter the market, gain the standard and develop their services as well as advising companies on how best to protect their Lone Workers. He also writes occasional articles & blogs, speaks at and chairs Lone Worker events and acts as a judge for the IFSEC Security and Fire Awards.

He initiated the British Security Industry Association, (BSIA), Lone Worker Section in 2010 and was its Chairman until 2015. He received the BSIA Chairman's Award for services to standards in the security industry

Tony Welsh

Tony Welsh - Global Operations Director of PPSS Group

Tony's career has spanned 20 years working with the Armed Forces, Correctional and Private Security sectors (operational and training).

As Global Operations Director of PPSS Group he is responsible for the maintenance of positive working relationship with international distribution partners as well as the development of a solid and reliable network with leading operatives and key decision makers around the world.

Tony's experiences around the globe in various guises mean he is expertly placed to consult on the moral, legal and operational need to protect frontline professionals by advising on body armour technologies, the threat to unprotected lone-workers and risk assessments.

Doug Melia

Doug Melia - Director of Safer Handling - Professional Safety Education

Doug's niche subject is the use of force, in particular the use of force with children, vulnerable adults and those who are more at risk due to the nature of their working environments, activities or due to the behaviours of their service users. Doug's mix of humour, solid facts and testimony gathered by his everyday work as a trainer and consultant has seen him on our stage for the last three years running. 

Doug is host of the Safer Handling You-tube channel, blogs actively on use of force issues and has written articles for Safety management magazine, the Guardian weekend, Special children magazine, the TES and has appeared at the Westminster education forum, the TES SEN show, the kidnap and ransom conference and at the Scottish festival of learning. Doug's 2014 talk at Cheshire Police HQ advising on Reasonable force with children was made into a DVD for schools and is available on Amazon.

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