In this rough-cut video clip from a recent Lone Worker Personal Safety Training programme, our Director of Training and Keeping Lone Workers Safe expert trainer Gerard O’Dea discusses one important case where a lone worker was seriously attacked by a person who had issued threats to her – but the information was never shared by those who held it.

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Gerard O’Dea is a professional violence-management trainer/consultant who has been active in Keeping Lone Workers Safe since 2006.  He regularly delivers training to local authority, housing organisation and other community-based staff teams who work with sometimes difficult, distressed or dangerous members of the public.  His approach to lone-worker training is pragmatic, functional and based on a keen analysis of the issues in the real world of community working.  Gerard published “Lone Worker Personal Safety:  A Guidebook for Health and Social Care Staff” (on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle) in 2014.  For more information please visit:


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