noun. someone who works by themselves without direct or close supervision
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Welcome to Lone Worker Safety Live…
We tried Plan A, and Plan B…now here’s Plan C!
We pride ourselves in running an effective, engaging and most importantly safe event. Sadly, at the present time, with many businesses struggling with Covid cases and the knock on impact of the pandemic, we feel the UK is still not quite ready for a full day of face-to-face educational workshops and networking. For this reason, we have decided to postpone this October’s event until 2022.
We know how disappointed the Lone Worker Community are so to give everyone a chance to hear from our Keynote Speakers, we will be holding a FREE webinar on the 12th October.
Webinar 09.30 – 13.00 12th October 2021
Our line up for the morning looks like this:
09.30 – Welcome and overview of the webinar, introducing our Speakers and Sponsors
09.45 – Nicole Vazquez – Worthwhile Training – Why Lone Working? The safety, security and wellbeing risks associated with Lone Working to the worker and your business.
10.10 – Barbara Hockey, Head of the Vulnerable Workers Team at the HSE – Key changes to HSE guidance on lone and remote working and the HSEs plans for further guidance on Home Working.
10.30 – Nigel Heaton – Human Applications Managing the risks (or your organisational responsibility for lone workers!).
11.00 – Robert Harris – SoloProtect UK – Technology and communication – Finding the right fit for YOUR lone and remote workers.
11.20 – Dr. Karen McDonnell – Head of ROSPA Scotland – Fatigue: the impact on drivers and other lone workers.
11.50 – Chris Allcard – Reliance Protect – Body Worn Video: pros and cons.
12.10 – Mathew Colley – LoneAlert – Embedding lone worker systems: real world experiences.
12.30 – Heather Beach -The Healthy Work Company – Longterm Wellbeing: Stress, isolation and what organisations can do to support remote and hybrid workers.
12.50 – Nicole Vazquez – Summary and Close
Please register now by clicking on the link below, spaces are limited and going quickly.
Lone Worker Safety Live is the one event in the UK that focusses on the safety, security and wellbeing of remote and lone workers, bringing together experts with real world experience in an interactive and engaging way.
We will be back in person in 2022…did we mention our new home is also the Home of Cricket?
Take a look through the site for more information and then head to our registration page to book your place in advance.
In the meantime please keep in touch and let us know if you have a specific question on lone working. One of our experts will be happy to help.
We look forward to seeing you in 2022
A few quotes from 2019 delegates:
“The day was immense”
“I think you have found the winning formula and the day has found its mojo!”
“I wanted to go away knowing more than I did when I arrived, If I had left at lunchtime, I would have already comfortably achieved this!!”
“This event just gets better and better”
As well as some amazing speakers we are proud to be supported by well-respected organisations who share our passion for the safety, security and wellbeing of Lone Workers. Take a look at our sponsors page for more information about these wonderful people!
One of our new exhibitors this year is Equivital. We spent some time chatting to Anmol Sood, CEO of Equivital to learn more about their approach and the specific ways they can help businesses mange the risks to lone and remote workers.
As most of us return to our usual workplaces – including remote, off-site settings – after the Covid-19 pandemic-related closures, it is more important than ever to review and update your existing lone worker policy. Or if you don’t have one already in place, now is the time to build it.
There are many different views on what should be in a policy and whether you even need a Lone Worker Policy in the first place. We spoke to Vatix one of our new Exhibitors for 2021 to hear their views on producing a robust lone worker policy.
Nicole was asked to write an article for the industry leading IOSH magazine on managing the risks to staff who continue to work remotely post lockdown, here she looks at why lone or remote working might not work for everyone, some of the steps organisations can take to support their remote workers and reviewing some of the risks this group of workers are now faced with.