Reliance Protect named as headline sponsor for Lone Worker Safety Expo 2017

Reliance High-Tech is to be the headline sponsor this year’s Lone Worker Safety Expo, which runs on Tuesday 28 March at London’s Olympia. The Lone Worker Safety Expo is the only event of the year wholly dedicated to the protection of lone workers, informing delegates on how to balance Duty of Care with the provision of an effective service.

Delegates will gain insight around legal obligations and the latest updates to BS 8484, as well as learning how to minimise risks through adopting risk assessments and make the best use of training and technology.

The Reliance Protect team will be on hand throughout the day, demonstrating exactly why the company’s lone worker protection solutions are used by over 35,000 staff. Indeed, the Reliance Protect service is currently deployed across hundreds of organisations, including NHS bodies, local authorities, social housing providers, charities and central Government agencies as well as commercial businesses operating in a range of market sectors.

Commenting on the sponsorship news, Chris Allcard (head of lone worker services at Reliance High-Tech) informed Risk UK: “We’re excited to be supporting this year’s Lone Worker Safety Expo, and particularly so given that the protection of staff working out in the field, often alone, remains top of the Health and Safety agenda for many organisations. This event provides information about why it’s important to protect lone workers and how technology supported by policies and procedures can help businesses do just that in a cost-effective manner. We look forward to welcoming delegates on 28 March.”

Regulated lone worker protection

Reliance Protect is “the UK’s most regulated lone worker protection solution available” and compliant with the most demanding safety standards, among them BS 8484, BS 5979 Category II and ISO 27001.

BS 8484 accreditation ensures that the company, its lone worker devices, monitoring and alarm response capability are fit for purpose and enables alarms to be escalated directly through to regional police services, bypassing the traditional 999 route to generate the highest police response levels where appropriate.

BS 5979 Category II is critical for any organisation looking to safeguard its workers as this is the highest industry standard for Alarm Receiving Centres. In addition, ISO 27001 accreditation ensures that all customer and staff data is securely managed and dealt with in complete confidence.

*To register for the Lone Worker Safety Expo, visit and quote Rel20 to receive a 20% discount when making your booking online

**For more information on Reliance Protect, or to arrange a complimentary lone worker review, send an e-mail to:, telephone 0800 840 7121 and quote ‘Lone Worker’ or visit

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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