LONEALERT is delighted to be continuing its drive to keep lone workers safe after being hand selected to showcase its wide range of unique protection solutions at the prestigious Lone Worker Safety Expo 2019.
The event is returning to London in October after a very successful first year. Featuring a packed programme of expert speakers, interactive workshops and a select few trusted exhibitors, the educational event is the one-stop-shop for all things lone worker-related.
It will take place at The King’s Fund, in Central London, on October 15th.
Organiser Nicole Vazquez, owner of Worthwhile Training which has been involved in managing the safety and security of lone workers for almost 25 years, said:
“Last year was extremely well received with the level of positive feedback being overwhelming. It seems that we hit just the right note, with our combination of education and interaction.”
The event - which is being run in partnership with a number of industry experts including The Health and Safety Executive, IOSH, British Safety Council, British Security Industry Association and The National Business Crime Centre - will be opened by Barbara Hockey, Head of the Vulnerable Workers Team at HSE.
Nicole said: “We are thrilled that the HSE are engaging with the Lone Worker conversation. Their input is vital, helping to ensure that organisations recognise the importance of managing the specific risks that affect remote or isolated workers. The HSE will also share some exciting news at the event.”
The main conference sees speakers discussing issues such as practical risk mitigation, current security risks and mental health implications of lone working. Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice for IOSH will be sharing insights from IOSH’s research and joining the expert panel for a discussion on how to engage lone workers and senior management in the risk control conversation.
The morning will be rounded off with an inspirational presentation from Jason Anker MBE and Prof. Tim Marsh who will be sharing Jason’s story and exploring ways to protect individual’s mental health and wellbeing.
An afternoon of interactive workshops includes a case study from Sean Elson, Pinsent Masons LLP, looking at the implications of organisations not fulfilling their legal responsibilities and a very practical session from CMA Training on reducing personal safety risks when travelling.
With statistics showing that violence against staff is on the increase in most sectors, the team from Worthwhile Training will invite delegates to take part in a drama-based workshop, looking at innovative ways to train staff with skills to defuse aggression and protect themselves.
Throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunities to network and chat to a small group of trusted providers who supply a variety of lone worker solutions, including training, dedicated devices and smartphone apps.
Nicole added: “Our aim is to make this the event that people attend for advice and guidance on all things lone working – a one-stop-shop so to speak. Although lone working is now on most organisations’ agenda, it still seems that a lot of people are not looking at the breadth of the risks, or if they are, there is still confusion about the best way to manage both the risks and lone workers themselves”.
“We are hoping that managers, safety professionals and those responsible for lone workers will take this opportunity to engage with experts in the field.”
Mathew Colley, Sales & Marketing Manager at LONEALERT, said: “We are very excited to be attending the Lone Worker Safety Expo as a trusted provider of lone worker protection solutions and leading voice in this rapidly developing industry.
“We will be continuing our drive, as one of the leading lone worker solution providers within the UK, to educate people on the range and affordability of our services. We are looking forward to hearing from you, and understanding your concerns, to allow is to continue developing flexible solutions that help to protect lone workers from all industries.”
LONEALERT protects staff who work alone, remotely or in vulnerable situations. We use complex patented technology written by our in-house development team at Advance IT. These solutions include our Access Range with the LONEALERT smartphone app, text in service and our check call. The app is available on Android, iPhone and Windows. Our BS8484 Certified products offer check-in and check-out features, GPS positions, panic alerts and more. The LONEALERT Instant Range raises the alarm when you can’t with the built-in Man Down feature which automatically detects falls and trips. With even more diverse and customisable solutions in the LONEALERT Plus Range we have a solution to suit your business and the needs of your lone workers.