Lone Worker Expert Workshops at Safety and Health Expo

4 May 2010

Employers are being offered the chance to meet with industry professionals to share their experiences and advice on how to approach the issue of lone worker safety.

Peoplesafe, who will be at stand R86 at the Expo, which runs from 11-13 May, offer a holistic approach to lone worker safety, with a wide range of products, backed up by a 24/7 monitoring centre.
It’s estimated there are 6.8 million lone workers in the UK and with the number of physical assaults on workers last year increasing by 57%, according to the latest results from the British Crime Survey for 2008-09, protecting lone workers is becoming increasingly important for employers.
Health and safety experts from organisations including retailers, house builders and facilities managers, have been invited to the Peoplesafe stand to share their experiences of protecting lone workers and Peoplesafe staff will also be giving out advice and briefing notes.
 
Ian Johannessen, managing director of Peoplesafe, said many employers understood the issues surrounding lone workers, but were not sure how to implement the solutions.
 
He said: “Good employers understand the need to look after their lone workers, but then struggle with knowing how to do it or how to justify the cost.
“By coming to our stand these questions and others can be discussed with health and safety professionals that have firsthand experience of dealing with implementing a lone working system across their organisation.”
 
Ian said: “We make sure that the service we offer our clients is what they need. It is a holistic approach – and it is always tailor-made for each client. We make sure we listen to what people need before making suggestions.”
 
Visitors to the Peoplesafe stand will also have the chance to see demonstrations of the products they offer, including the Identicom, a discreet ID card holder, that can locate and listen in during an emergency; specially adapted PDAs and Blackberrys, and their most recent addition, the Sonim XP3 Sentinel mobile phone, which is said to be the toughest lone worker mobile phone in the world.
Employers are also being offered the chance to win protection for 100 lone workers for free for a year – simply by visiting the Peoplesafe stand at this year’s Safety and Health Expo at the NEC.
 
NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS
Reporters are welcome to attend the Peoplesafe stand at R86 at the Safety and Health Expo at the NEC from 11-13 May. Ian Johannessen can be contacted before the Expo on 01909 560912 or at ian.johannessen@rocksure.co.uk. Alternative prior to and at the contact at the show is Lucy Tointon on 07809 545045 or at lucy.tointon@peoplesafe.co.uk
Peoplesafe are experts in lone worker safety and are independent of any product manufacturer. They offer tailor-made solutions to lone worker issues, including product supply, training and a 24/7 monitoring service.

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