We received fantastic feedback on the conference and workshops last year, with many compliments about the quality of speakers and information shared, the collaborative approach, the venue and the general ‘vibe’ of the event.
This year’s speakers are all experts in their field, with some favourites (who you requested we asked back) alongside some new faces!
EHS Director - Siemens Mobility
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.
Head of Vulnerable Workers Team, Health and Safety Executive
Barbara Hockey leads on the Health and Safety Executive’s policy issues related to vulnerable workers, including Lone Workers.
This is a wide policy area covering all types of worker and also issues related to labour abuse and modern slavery. Barbara has previously worked on health and safety policy topics for small businesses and the utilities sector, developing guidance and implementing regulatory changes.
Barbara has a wider Civil Service background in strategy, customer service and operational environments.
Director, Human Applications
Matthew is a Director of Human Applications and an ergonomist by training. He specialises in supporting pragmatic risk management in large organisations and typically works with organisations with unusal risk profiles. He was a co-author of Croner’s Managing Off-site and Mobile Work. Matt brings his many years of experience to life with his engaging style and down to earth, workable solutions approach.
Matt’s workshop was so well received last year we could not wait to invite him back again, get your paper and pen ready to make notes!
Chief Inspector, National Business Crime Centre
Patrick Holdaway is a Chief Inspector from Hampshire Constabulary on secondment to the National Business Crime Centre. Having been the business crime lead for Hampshire since 2014, Patrick has worked closely with a number of national business and agencies and developed and chaired the Safer Hampshire Business Partnership, which is made up of police, partners and businesses to identify, understand and prevent business crime
Patrick became the operational lead for the NBCC in December 2018 and aims to embed a focus on business crime in policing, targeting the issues that affect businesses so allowing them to prosper and help the communities they serve.
Chris Phillips GCGI FSyl FCIISCM
Chris is the founder and Managing Director of the International Protect and Prepare Security Office. He started the company after thirty years as a Police officer. You will often see Chris on the TV providing expert commentary on major terrorism incidents.
He has provided consulting advice and support to a number of blue chip companies, for example, Aon Crisis Consulting, Marks and Spencer, 3M, Sodexo, Honda UK and Regester Larkin. He has represented the UK government in a number of countries as a Counter Terrorism expert and has developed and trained many Police, Military and Business people in Counter Terrorism. He has also developed courses for the private sector related to terrorism issues and frequently travels the world to share his expert knowledge. We are pleased to have Chris with us this year and his session is bound to be informative and engaging!
Jason Anker MBE
Anker & Marsh
Jason Anker was paralysed from the waist down due to an avoidable incident on a construction site in 1993 when he fell off a ladder. He was 24 years old.
Jason openly talks about his workplace accident and the effect this had on himself, family & friends but he know also explores why he made that decision on the day of his accident and how his own health and wellbeing in the months that led up to his accident also played a big part in that safety decision. Jason talks about resilience, about coping with trauma, stress and mental health issues, this is no longer a presentation about what he can't do but what he can do and focuses on all his achievements and positive things in his life now.
Director, Mobile Office Ltd
Ed is a chartered ergonomics specialist who works mainly in the area of musculoskeletal risks. Ed provides consultancy services to help organisations manage the ergonomics issues of moving to increased agile and remote working, as well as on-going assessment and management of associated health risks.
With business partner and ex-HSE colleague Sarah Tapley, Ed has written detailed guidance on musculoskeletal risks associated with mobile working and the use of mobile devices, which is available free online via the CIEHF website. Ed will be available to share his guidance and answer any of your questions during our ‘Ask the Expert’ session.
Bridget Gilmour BEng (Hons) CFIOSH
Director, Hundred Acre (UK) ltd
Bridget is Owner and Director of Hundred Acre (GB) Ltd an independent consultancy established in 2008 delivering health and safety services and training to businesses of all sizes across the UK and beyond.
Bridget grew up around safety and has worked full time in the profession for over 20 years. She is an active volunteer, a mentor and a safety champion whenever possible. Working to make a difference and ensure everyone gets home safe every day.
Bridget will be available during our ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions to answer your queries and share her advice on managing wellbeing and health and safety for lone workers.
Director, Worthwhile Training
Nicole is the founder of Worthwhile Training and the organiser of the Lone Worker Safety Expo. She has over 20 years experience in assisting organisations with practical advice to manage the risks associated with employee’s safety, security and wellbeing.
Worthwhile Training works with organisations in many sectors to design, implement and embed control measures and effective training solutions to achieve measurable results.
Nicole has written countless training solutions and manuals including 'Managing Personal Safety at Work: a Guide' which is highly regarded by the Health and Safety Sector in the UK and SWeRVe (Stop Work Related Violence) II, the Railways Safety and Standard Board’s nationwide training strategy used as the industry standard for all Train Operating Companies.
Renowned for her encyclopaedic knowledge and practical experience, Nicole is a popular speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to many magazines.
Training Consultant, CMA Training
Formerly a Merseyside Police sergeant, and specialist crime prevention advisor with Greater Manchester Police, Christine now runs a training consultancy. She has delivered training workshops and consultancy in crime prevention, designing out crime and personal safety since 2001.
Christine has worked with the Home Office, the College of Policing, individual police forces and an extensive range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations in the UK and abroad.
Christine’s style is proactive and practical and the advice she offers is definitely worth listening to!
Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
Sean is a Partner at Pinsent Masons. The main focus of his work is health and safety. He provides both pro-active advice on safety issues and representation for clients during Coroners’ Inquests and investigations by the HSE and police following workplace accidents. He has advised clients in all sectors of industry but in particular he has successfully defended clients in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
Sean is Secretary of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association and is a Trustee and Director of the Construction Health and Safety Group, a charitable safety organisation for the construction industry. He has written and lectured widely on legal health and safety issues.
Head of Advice and Practice, IOSH
Duncan is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH. His 25 year career in safety includes working in consultancy as well as leading the safety team in the John Lewis Lewis partnership. His experience spans many sectors: retail, distribution, Government organisation, police forces and other uniformed public services, NHS ( acute and care), food and engineering manufacturing, agriculture, leisure and for various charities. In all these business sectors, he has developed systems to control the lone working risk.
Duncan is a published author whose present role at IOSH includes generating thought leadership for the health and safety profession. Duncan always shares his knowledge in a way that is informative and digestible – one to watch!
Prof. Tim Marsh
Anker & Marsh
Prof Tim Marsh was one of the team leaders of the original UK research into behavioural safety (in construction) in the early 1990s, is one of only a few Chartered Psychologists who are also Chartered Fellows of IOSH. He is considered a world authority on the subject of behavioural safety, safety leadership and organisational culture, was awarded a "President's Commendation" in 2008 by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and was selected to be their first ever ‘Specialist Fellow’ in 2010.
He ran 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 one of Europe’s best ever selling safety book. Founder of Ryder Marsh Safety he has worked with more than 400 major organisations around the world, he is now a visiting professor at Plymouth University and formed Anker & Marsh with Jason in 2018. Tim is always ‘good value’ and his workshop with Jason is bound to be inspirational!
Health and Safety Manager and Safeguarding Officer, Arsenal Football Club
After attending (and being inspired at) our event last year, Spencer has agreed to join our panel and discuss how Arsenal Football Club approach and manage lone working.