A recent survey carried out across 1,000 UK Estate Agents found that over half had no safety procedures in place for staff that carries out viewings or valuations on their own.
Yet critically, agency staff say they don’t always feel safe when out on their own. The findings of the survey, conducted over a two year period include:
As an employer, you have a legal and moral Duty of Care to your employees to protect them from unnecessary risk. If one of your employees suffers harm at work as a consequence of doing their job, you could end up in court. And if it can be proven that the systems you employ aren’t up to the job of protecting your lone working employees, you may be in breach of numerous pieces of Health and Safety legislation. This could have disastrous consequences.
Skyguard is the ideal solution. Our MySOS – Europe’s smallest personal alarm with GPS is extremely easy to use and can raise the alarm at just one touch of the emergency button. As soon as the alarm is raised, we’ll know who you are, where you are and any personal details including medical conditions. We will listen to what’s happening your end, and if it’s safe to do so, talk to you to advise and reassure you. If it’s not safe to talk, you don’t need to say a word… we’ll send assistance right away, if necessary. We also record what’s happening remotely – vital should the incident go to litigation.
Skyguard’s service is proven in use across the sector. We already work with a large number of Estate Agents and the list is growing. Skyguard have a wealth of experience in delivering fast, effective incident resolution. We’re accredited to the highest industry standards and our MySOS and Incident Management Centre impressed the Association of Chief Police Officers so much, they’ve been awarded their coveted ‘Secured by Design’ accolade.
We’ve also developed a range of mobile phone applications that enables users to discreetly raise the alarm by pressing just one button. With many of the features and benefits of the MySOS bundled into your phone, this is the perfect solution for those not wanting to carry an additional dedicated device.
Prices start from just £6 per month for complete 24/7 backup and assistance.
In 1986 Suzy Lamplugh, a 25 year old estate agent, disappeared after she went to meet an unknown client. She has been presumed murdered and was legally declared dead in 1993. To date her body has not been found. Her parents, Paul and Diana Lamplugh, believed that Suzy, like most people at that time – and even now – was simply unaware of the possible dangers that individuals can face in society. Paul and Diana founded the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to highlight the risks people face and to offer advice, action and support to minimise those risks.
Find out more about The Suzy Lamplugh Trust here.