Press release: Lone Workers: Should we be concerned?

Many organisations fail to recognise the need to address both the security and safety risks associated with lone working. And many fail to recognise the impact that not managing these risks may have to both the individual and the business they represent.

It is perfectly acceptable to allow lone working within your organisation and indeed many organisations couldn’t function without lone working. However, we know that some risks (violence and aggression for example) are increased when people work alone. Aware of this fact, the Health and Safety Executive tasks organisations to meet their requirement that ‘lone workers should be at no greater risk than other employees’.

So how do you ensure that this is the case?

Help is at hand for those that aren’t sure where to start. The Lone Worker Safety Expo conference and exhibition is the only event in the UK focussed solely on the security, safety and wellbeing risks of lone working.

If you are responsible for lone workers, need to understand your legal obligations, or want practical advice on how to minimise risks associated with lone working, then it is worth attending if you can.

The event will be held in Central London on Tuesday 2nd October 2018. With speakers from the Health and Safety Executive, the British Safety Council, the BSIA, law firm Pinsent Masons, IOSH and other well-respected organisations, this is perfect place to gain valuable information and guidance.

The event offers the opportunity to gain direct access to experts, experienced professionals and trusted exhibitors. The morning will consist of a keynote conference sharing best practice and expert knowledge. And in the afternoon there is an opportunity to get involved with practical workshops.

To give you a flavour of the day, this is just some of the content:

  • Legal responsibilities and the implication of not addressing these
  • The increase in Violence and Aggression towards lone workers and practical tools to reduce and manage the risk
  • Latest thinking on the use of technology and training solutions
  • The challenges of managing lone working in the community and in high pressure situations
  • Ways to address mental health and wellbeing concerns for lone workers
  • Questions to ask when procuring a lone worker system and the impact of BS8484
  • Identifying and implementing effective control measures for the Health and Safety risks to lone workers
  • Contingency planning and practical advice for major incidents and terrorist attacks when travelling in the UK and abroad

Please note that numbers are limited this year, so if you wish to secure a place, please don’t leave it too long.

Editors note: For more information about the event you can contact Nicole Vazquez or Carole Weaver on or visit the website

Worthwhile Training, the organisers have been involved in managing the safety and security of lone workers for over twenty years. Nicole Vazquez, the host for the event, is well respected within the industry and is a regular speaker at national conferences and works within many sectors providing advice and training to support businesses and help keep staff safe.

More information about Worthwhile Training can be found at the website

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