Richard Spencer, Head of Security for the Law Society was tasked with sourcing a fully managed personal alarm response service for the Society’s high profile VIPs. A system was needed whereby a user can press a button on a personal alarm and call for help, 24/7, wherever they are. After strong recommendations, Richard chose Skyguard.
“We needed a personal alarm that was reliable, functional and BS 8484 certified.”
BS 8484:2016 is the British Standard for lone worker device services and is strictly adhered to by Skyguard. With the accreditation, Skyguard have direct access to all of the UK’s Police control rooms, bypassing the 999 service and thus saving vital time in an emergency.
As a responsible employer, The Law Society considers the health and safety of their lone workers as a top priority. Therefore, the use of BS 8484:2016 certified lone worker personal safety devices is imperative. BS 8484 is the basis on which Police respond to lone worker systems, so it’s important for employers to choose a supplier who works to these certified standards. A Police response cannot be guaranteed by a supplier who isn’t audited and approved to BS 8484. Richard continues, “The fact that Skyguard are highly regarded in the Security Industry spoke volumes. Coupled with the full accreditation of their service, they were an easy choice.”
Lone workers are vulnerable to assault, accidents, illness and injuries wherever they are. With over six and a half million UK residents travelling internationally on business each year, these risks are not just confined to the British Isles. Organisations have a legal and moral Duty of Care to protect your lone working staff from these risks, regardless if they are in the UK or not.
The Law Society required the same level of protection provided by Skyguard in the British Isles to extend across Europe for their VIPs. As the first and only service of its kind in the world to provide full police, paramedic and fire response across 36 countries in Europe, Russia and South Africa, Skyguard were once again the ideal choice. Skyguard now offer complete 24/7 emergency
response for The Law Society’s President, who as a high-profile public figure, requires unparalleled personal protection.
Even though the MySOS personal alarm is easy to use, full face-to-face training on both the device and online customer portal was given. Aftercare support is provided by a dedicated Account Management team and Customer Support staff, backed up by an extensive online training suite. Impressed with Skyguard, Richard is looking to roll out more devices to The Law Society’s Investigators very soon.
“The MySOS is a good, user friendly device with plenty of built-in functionality. However, the stand out service is second to none. Even with high profile VIP protection coverage all across Europe, I was surprised at how inexpensive it is. Would I recommend Skyguard? Absolutely!”