Expert speakers will be on hand to share information and answer questions on a variety of subjects, all of which have great relevance to lone and remote workers. Managing risk faced by lone workers including aggression and violence; musculoskeletal risks for remote workers, preparing for major incidents such as terrorist attacks and promoting the mental health and wellbeing of those who work alone will be among the topics being explored.
The programme will provide valuable information with anyone involved in lone working, as managers, safety professionals or as lone workers themselves.
Nicole Vazquez the organiser of the lone worker theatre education programme commented “We want to ensure that we offer an educational programme that reflects the variety of risks associated with lone working and that many organisations have to manage” she continued “All our speakers bring a depth of knowledge on their subject which is second to none. We are excited to be able to bring focus onto this important issue again this year at The Health and Safety Event”.
During the three days of the event, there will be interactive sessions, live demonstrations and panel discussions, starting on the first day with Nigel Heaton, Director, Human Applications honing in on the regulatory side of lone working, the implications of the management regulations and sentencing guidelines when implementing lone worker risk controls and highlighting the importance of audits in Lone Working and Legalities - Staying Ahead of the Game.
Sadly terrorism has now become a part of life and planning for major incidents is an important part of risk management. The world-renowned expert Chris Phillips will be sharing his experience as ex head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.
This will be followed by a panel discussion on how the security risks in today’s world impacts on lone working in the UK and aboard.
Also on Tuesday 9th there will be advice from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust on Protecting Lone and Frontline Workers and a thought-provoking report from Ed Milne who has written a guidance on good practice to avoid musculoskeletal injuries to those mobile who work anywhere except at a desk!
For those interested in the psychological and social risks to lone workers, Wednesday 10th April focuses on these areas. With practical advice from Alertcom, Solo Protect and Lone Worker Solutions and a fully interactive drama-based session from Worthwhile Training. The day offers lots of opportunity to gain some new knowledge and ideas on how to really make a difference to the personal safety of your staff.
On Wednesday afternoon there will be a session on The Mental Health Concerns for Lone Working and what will be a fascinating presentation from London City Mission on their challenges of managing volunteers who lone work in difficult and stressful situations.
Thursday 11th April sees another full line up of key speakers. A session on the Business Efficiencies of lone working with Clive Wheawall from Lone Alert starts the day. Followed by practical advice from Skyguard’s Mike Steere.
Concluding the programme will be the panel debate on the important topic of how technology can play a positive role in lone worker risk controls. The Future of Lone Working Controls: Body Worn Video, Geolocation, Incident Notification…what next? Chaired by Nicole Vazquez with guests from many of the providers, it promises to be a lively debate.
For full details of the programme visit: https://www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk/event-seminars