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Popular demand means change of Lone Worker Safety Expo agenda

Heads of retail loss prevention and health and safety are the focus of the 2019 Lone Worker Safety Expo being staged next month.

The event’s popularity has also prompted Worthwhile Training, the event organisers, to change the speaker and interactive workshops schedule to ensure everyone can access the information from the sessions at the King’s Fund in Central London on October 15.

Nicole Vazquez, who is the host for the event for the second year running, said, “Originally we wanted to provide people with a choice of workshops, so that they could concentrate on the topics most relevant to them. However, we were receiving calls from delegates concerned that they couldn’t attend all the workshops as several were running at the same time”.

“It seems that all of the topics are relevant and of interest, so we have altered the programme and timetable for the day so that everyone can attend all the workshops.”

The event focuses on safety, security and wellbeing issues for lone workers. It is the only event in the UK that brings these three elements together and looks specifically at how lone and remote working can impact on the level of risk in these areas.

The day will be opened by Barbara Hockey Head of the Vulnerable Workers Team at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and she will be joined by 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 the international body’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 workshops include a case study from Sean Elson from Pinsent Masons LLP, looking at the implications of organisations not fulfilling their legal responsibilities, a practical session from CMA Training on reducing personal safety risks when travelling, and a drama-based experience from Worthwhile Training looking at innovative ways to introduce staff to skills to diffuse aggression and protect themselves.

There will also be an inspirational presentation from Jason Anker MBE and Professor Tim Marsh looking at how the decisions workers take can affect their safety, and a session exploring the impact on mental health and wellbeing.

Nicole adds “We are pleased that people have let us know what they want, so that we had the opportunity to fix this before the event and are thrilled that all our speakers are so popular. It has taken a little bit of lateral thinking to make this work, but now that it is done, the programme actually makes much more sense and will add even greater value to those attending”. 

Tickets are still available at www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com and there is a generous discount and CPD points for subscribers to Health and Safety Magazine.

For more information about the event you can contact Nicole Vazquez or Louise Charles on info@loneworkersafetyexpo.com or visit the website www.loneworkersafetyexpo.com

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