In 2018 we had a great line up of speakers. 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 still to be finalised, however there will be some new faces and some favourites!
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.
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
More details to come
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, 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 Information & Intelligence, IOSH
Duncan is the Head of Information & Intelligence and is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH. He has extensive experience in field of OSH having delivered consultancy for many government and blue-chip organisations at home and abroad. His corporate experience includes leading the OSH team at the John Lewis Partnership for 10 years.
Duncan will be available in our ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions and you can come along and talk to him about the impact of lone working on mental health and wellbeing an how to build personal and organisational resilience to mental health issues connected with lone working.
Prof. Tim Marsh
Anker & Marsh
More details to come