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Speakers | LONE WORKER SAFETY Expo 2017
Doug Melia - Expert witness on the use of force
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.
Tony Welsh - Global Operations Director of PPSS Group
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 when he founded the Lone Worker Steering Group with, among others, the NHS Security Service, the HSE, the TUC and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
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 chaired the committee which redrafted it in 20011 and chairs the committee working on the current revision.
Since 2011 Patrick has operated as a Lone Worker consultant, advising companies on how to enter the market and develop their services as well as advising companies on how best to protect their Lone Workers.
He started the British Security Industry Association, (BSIA), Lone Worker Section and was its first Chairman. In 2010 Patrick received the BSIA Chairman's Award for services to standards in the security industry.