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Leading Charity Wood Green Turn to Skyguard

7 October 2016
 October 7, 2016

Leading Animal Charity, Wood Green Turn to Skyguard for 24 Hour Lone Worker Protection

Wood Green, the Animals Charity has turned to Skyguard – Europe’s premier personal safety service, by equipping their lone workers with Skyguard’s award-winning MySOS personal alarms.

The charity, which has grown over the last 90 years to become one of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations, have a range of lone working activities that present an inherent level of risk. This includes employees entering domestic properties on home check-ups to maintenance staff working alone in remote areas.

With any form of lone working, a robust policy should be in place to ensure staff are adequately protected when performing their duties. Wood Green decided that adopting Skyguard’s MySOS lone worker alarms provided a vital additional layer of security.

Speaking about the implementation of Skyguard, Tom O’Connell, Protection and Welfare Services Manager for Wood Green commented, “With the reputation of being the leading brand of lone working safety devices and response support, I felt confident and assured that we were placing the safety of our staff in professional hands.

“With the easy to use and innovative devices backed up by fully trained, professional response staff the choice really was straight forward.”

The palm-sized MySOS device allows users to call for help at the press of a button. With two-way audio and GPS, help is never far away and Controllers at Skyguard’s Incident Management Centre can direct emergency response to the user’s exact location, fast.

With the options of ‘Mandown’ fall alarm capability and Roaming SIM cards which operate across all mobile networks providing reception in known black-spots, never has lone worker protection been so comprehensive.

Skyguard’s service is fully accredited to the highest lone working industry standards including BS 8484, BS 5979 (Cat II) and Secured by Design.

Tom O’Connell continues, “The devices are discreet and very easy to use which is key when supplying them to a range of staff.

Skyguard’s service supports our staff operationally and ensures that we are meeting our health and safety obligations regarding duty of care… it’s a win-win scenario.

Tom O’Connell, Protection and Welfare Services Manager for Wood Green

“The quality of the devices and level of service supplied is outstanding. It provides the peace of mind that we, as an employer, have ensured that our staff are being monitored by professionals when they’re exposed to higher risk activity.”

Skyguard’s Marketing Director Will Murray added “As a responsible employer who understands the risks faced by their lone working staff, Wood Green have put in place all appropriate measures to ensure they have a robust lone working policy. We’re here to provide their employees with fast and effective backup should any of their staff face the risk of injury, assault or accident.”

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