The Safety at Work seminars will deliver effective and practical solutions aimed primarily at employees who make home visits or work directly with the public. This can often mean that they are placed in uncomfortable situations where they can face challenges to ensure their safety.
These local seminars will provide people with the opportunity to improve their own working health and safety and will equip attendees with skills and methods to ensure their wellbeing.
The key objective of the seminars is to ensure employees are well trained in spotting potential risks and averting threatening situations and to ensure they are better equipped to make safer choices while lone working.
This is a new approach for Peoplesafe and will allow us to deliver our Personal Safety messages for workers alongside Suzy Lamplugh Trust and supported by Taylor Wimpey to a wider audience whilst engaging with communities at a local level.
Kevin Belsham, UK Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, commented: “Health and safety at Taylor Wimpey is a non-negotiable top priority and we are committed to ensuring that all of our staff are safe and well in their working environment. We have a long-standing relationship with PeopleSafe and have adopted personal alarms across our regional businesses, providing additional protection for those of our staff who work alone or on site.”
As part of the seminar programme there will be three sessions which will be free to attend for workers in the not for profit and charity sectors and for employees who are on zero-hours contracts. These organisations have employees who regularly deal with vulnerable people within their communities whilst working alone. Equipping these workers with the skills and confidence to make safe choices when faced with an incident is of paramount importance to Peoplesafe.
“It is shocking that so many organisations have not taken steps to train their front line staff to manage their safety when working alone in other peoples homes. These seminars are local, accessible and packed with practical help and ideas. We are doing everything we can to highlight their usefulness to local businesses and relevant not for profit organisations.” commented Ian Johannessen, Managing Director, Peoplesafe
Peoplesafe is pleased to associate itself with the National Personal Safety Day 2013. Through the medium of the day, Peoplesafe is able to offer the opportunity to attend a course such as this to those who may never have had an opportunity to do so before, whilst reinforcing the values the company share with Suzy Lamplugh Trust of providing high standard safety advice for all.
“Suzy Lamplugh Trust is delighted to work with Peoplesafe on this initiative, which is being launched on National Personal Safety Day. This is an excellent opportunity to make more people aware of the risks of working alone. The 2 hour programme format is a great start for putting across best practice to at-risk workers.” said Rachel Griffin, Director of Suzy Lamplugh Trust.