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20 March 2017
 March 20, 2017
Visit Skyguard at The Health & Safety Event

Skyguard to Exhibit at The Health & Safety Event 2017 at The NEC

On March 21st-23rd The Safety & Health Event returns to The NEC in Birmingham with some of the industry’s biggest names all under one roof.

As the UK’s fastest growing event for health and safety practitioners, over 200 companies including Skyguard will be exhibiting at the 3-day show. Attendees can choose from a fantastic selection of seminars offering advice on everything from improving safety in logistics to health and safety policy and fall protection.

There’s also the chance to get involved with the popular Safety Dialogue roundtable debates and plenty of networking opportunities throughout the course of the event.

Skyguard will once again be showcasing our range of specialist lone worker protection solutions, featuring our BS 8484:2016 accredited devices and apps. As ever the team will be on hand to answer your questions and provide exclusive demonstrations of our products. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Safety & Health Event is free to attend, please register now

15 March 2017
 March 15, 2017
Visit Skyguard at Stand 5 at biggest lone worker event

Join Skyguard at The Lone Worker Safety Expo 2017

This year’s Lone Worker Safety Expo will be taking place on the 28th March at London’s Olympia Conference Centre. Bringing together top industry experts and professionals, the event is a must for those who are responsible for lone workers.

As well as featuring a broad spectrum of exhibitors covering all aspects of lone worker safety, there will be a host of fantastic speakers and seminar sessions from those in the know.

This provides delegates with a unique opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and learn more about:

Your legal responsibilities concerning lone working
British Standards for Lone Worker Systems
Robust risk assessment tools
Producing effective policies and procedures
Implementing high impact training
Up-to-date control measures with the latest advances in technology
And much, much more…

Skyguard will be showcasing our leading range of personal safety devices and apps designed to protect lone workers. Visit us at stand 5 for exclusive demonstrations from the team

28 February 2017
 February 28, 2017
Broadchurch features MySOS

Skyguard’s MySOS personal alarm featured on ITV’s hit series Broadchurch

Last night saw the return of BAFTA winning ITV crime drama Broadchurch, with Skyguard’s MySOS personal alarm being chosen to feature in the series providing support for a rape victim.

In yesterday’s opener viewers were introduced to Trish Winterman (played by Julie Hesmondhalgh) who suffered a brutal assault at the hands of an unknown attacker. As the story unfolds, the show deals with the aftermath of the attack and how this affects Trish’s character, whilst lining up a list of possible suspects.

A difficult subject matter for a primetime show, Police and rape counsellors have praised the program’s makers for tackling the issue. Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall has said that he wanted to tell this story as the number of sexual offences being reported is on the rise. Hopefully giving this new exposure will result in yet more victims coming forward.

Skyguard work with over half of the UK’s Police forces

3 February 2017
 February 3, 2017
BS 8484 Lone Worker

Skyguard one of the First Organisations to be Certified to new BS 8484:2016 Lone Worker Standard

Skyguard – part of the largest lone worker protection provider in the World is one of the first companies to be successfully audited against the latest version of BS 8484:2016 – the standard for the provision of lone worker device services.

Following the rigorous audit, the award certifies that Skyguard is working to the very highest standards of both product and service provision. Skyguard was already accredited to the previous version of the standard – BS 8484:2011 having passed annual audits conducted by UKAS accredited body, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI). Subsequently, Skyguard had already been awarded NSI Guarding Gold and ARC Gold standards – the highest available.

BS8484:2016 sets the standard to which UK lone worker device service suppliers should achieve and can be measured against. It is important as a benchmark for employers sourcing a credible provider, as it enables the highest level of police response to an alarm

13 January 2017
 January 13, 2017
Protect Lone Workers with Smartphone Safety Apps

Updated Lone Worker Mobile Apps Launched Alongside SmartButton for Android

Skyguard are pleased to announce the latest version of our BS 8484:2016 Certified lone worker protection app and the launch of SmartButton for Android users.

The Skyguard app is an innovative software application that turns a smartphone into a fully functional personal safety device, with access to our dedicated 24/7 Incident Management Centre (IMC). The new and improved version of the app provides users with a multitude of ways to seek assistance, activating an alarm via the app itself or using the SmartButton device.

The SmartButton is a small wearable device now available for both Windows Phone and Android users. It works by overriding the phone’s keypad lock so an alarm can be raised discreetly at the touch of a button in an emergency.

Fast and effective transmission of alarms is provided by the latest Bluetooth and GPRS technology. The location of the device can also be logged so it is available to our Controllers, giving them information on your whereabouts if need be.

At only 1.3 inches in diameter the button is lightweight and can

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