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26/01/2016 00:00
Are you a personal safety champion?
Peoplesafe are calling for companies to nominate a personal safety champion as part of the National Personal Safety Awards.

The lone worker experts are sponsoring the overall awards ceremony, which is run by Suzy Lamplugh Trust, and are sponsoring one of the categories - the Personal Safety Champion Award.

The award will be given to the individual who facilitated the improvement of safety for employees in the workplace, especially for those employees who work alone.

There will be eight other categories at the awards on March 17. They include Safer Community, Safer Workplace, Campus Safety, Young Person and Best Safety Campaign. The host for the event at Church House Conference Centre in London will be former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames.

Peoplesafe’s managing director, Ian Johannessen, said: “Sponsoring these awards is part of our ongoing work with Suzy Lamplugh Trust to keep personal safety at the forefront of people’s minds.

“Lone worker safety is not just about ticking boxes and giving staff equipment; it’s about the culture of the organisation. And often it needs someone to champion lone worker safety; someone who takes it upon themselves to keep staff safe. 

“That might be the MD or it might be the receptionist. Whoever it is they could be the national Personal Safety Champion. And so we are asking everyone to have a think about who that champion is in their organisation and to nominate them for this award.”

Nominations for the Personal Safety Champion and all other categories close on February 11

Peoplesafe is one of the UK’s leading providers of simple and lightweight equipment, monitoring services and safety training for lone workers. Clients include a range of major retailers, housing associations, facilities management companies, charities and house builders.
It provides an NSI Gold accredited service, which is the highest possible industry recognition. The service is fully compliant with the British Standard for lone worker provision (8484). 

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. Her body was never found.

The charity highlights the risks people on their own face and offers advice, action and support to minimise those risks.
To nominate someone for an award go to:  http://www.suzylamplugh.org/get-involved/national-personal-safety-awards-2016/