People who work on their own account for a large proportion of the UK workforce – about 22 percent, which equates to almost seven million people. That’s a lot of people at risk if the correct systems are not put into place!
At this year’s Expo we will be joined by speakers from three organisations we have worked with, sharing their experiences in the dedicated lone worker theatre.
We’re delighted to be joined by Chris Lunn, head of health, safety and quality at South East Water; Denise Williams, head of housing operations at Blackpool Coastal Housing; and Sarah Haigh, quality, health, safety and environment manager at e.surv Chartered Surveyors.
They will be sharing their stories about how they went about protecting their lone workers as part of wider health and safety considerations and will talk about how Peoplesafe provided solutions to their safety concerns.
All three of the organisations sharing their stories are responsible employers who put systems and procedures in place to ensure the safety of their employees. They are working examples that simply recognising a need isn’t enough – and neither is just ticking a box.
Having senior health and safety practitioners from different organisations speaking in the lone worker theatre about their own experiences is a great way for people to learn best practice from those who have ‘been there and done it’, and we’re very grateful to Chris, Denise and Sarah for joining us.
Aside from the great presentations in the lone worker theatre, one of the benefits to safety practitioners of attending the Safety and Health Expo is the opportunity to gather Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. There are lots of opportunities across the three days to take part in educational programmes that cover all sorts of industry issues – not just lone working. We are pleased to be part of an Expo which shows such a commitment to learning.
Registering for the Expo is free and easy. We’ll be on stand M1900, so do come along and say hello.