Peoplesafe Team Up with Suzy Lamplugh Trust to Run Training Sessions

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Peoplesafe have teamed up with national charity the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to offer training in personal safety at a series of workshops around the UK.

The Personal Safety at Work training sessions are suitable for any organisation that employs people who may have to work alone.

The first workshops will be held in Scotland in May and June, but the plan is to run sessions around Britain over the next year.

Rachel Griffin, director of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, which campaigns to raise awareness of personal safety issues, said: “All employees who come into contact with the general public can potentially be at risk of violence and aggression. However, anyone on their own, without the support and back up of colleagues, is more vulnerable than most.

“We believe training is vital for people who may be in vulnerable situations, but even more important for managers of those people – and that is why we get involved in training employees and employers.”

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust was set up by Paul and Diana Lamplugh in memory of their daughter Suzy, a 25-year-old estate agent, who disappeared in 1986 after she went to meet an unknown client in London.

Suzy has been presumed murdered and was legally declared dead in 1993. To date, her body has not been found. Paul and Diana founded the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to highlight the risks people on their own face and to offer advice, action and support to minimise those risks.

Ian Johannessen, managing director of Peoplesafe, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, which is a well-respected expert resource when it comes to personal safety.