Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has turned to Skyguard’s BS 8484 approved personal alarms to safeguard their community-based staff tasked with providing in-home services.
Skyguard’s keyfob sized MySOS devices were implemented as a means of discreet protection for lone working staff to carry on their person. Accredited to BS 8484 standards, the device is equipped with the latest mobile phone and GPS tracking technology.
When the user raises the alarm, an alert is instantly sent to Skyguard’s dedicated Incident Management Centre (IMC) along with the GPS location. Using the alarm’s two-way audio, trained Controllers will first listen in and assess the situation before talking to the user and taking appropriate action. Using the escalation instructions provided, the Controller will, if necessary, directly contact the local police control room, bypassing the 999 service for a faster response. All audio and actions from the incident are digitally
Skyguard will be showcasing the new version of our exclusive MySOS personal safety alarm at this year’s Health and Safety Event, held at the NEC Birmingham from 22nd to 24th March 2016.
After further enhancement from Skyguard, the MySOS boasts a number of new features in an updated key-fob sized design. Fully certified to BS 8484, the British Standard for Lone Worker Devices, the MySOS features GSM, GPS and Mandown technologies, whilst retaining the title of Europe’s smallest personal safety alarm.
Visit Skyguard at stand C30 where you can witness live demonstrations of our exclusive lone worker protection range, including the MySOS device, as well as our smartphone application. Registration to attend the show is completely free and can be found here.
Skyguard – Europe’s Premier Personal Safety Service has been awarded NSI’s prestigious Guarding Gold standard.
Following a rigorous audit, the award certifies that Skyguard is working to the very highest standards of both product and service provision.
The National Security inspectorate (NSI) is the recognised leading certification body for the UK’s Security, Fire and Facilities Management industries, offering a multi-tier approval scheme.
Previously, Skyguard had held the Guarding Silver award which audits against lone worker sector standards, such as BS 8484:2011. However, Guarding Gold was achieved after the company’s Quality Management System surpassed BS EN ISO 9001 requirements in addition to the ‘Silver’ standards already met.
NSI Gold is widely recognised as the highest level of certification across the security industry as well as the Police, Fire and Rescue services.
Skyguard’s own purpose-built, UK based 24 hour operated Incident Management Centre had already achieved
Skyguard will be showcasing the brand new version of our exclusive ‘MySOS’ personal safety alarm at this year’s Lone Worker Safety Conference, held at the Olympia Conference Centre on 24th November.
The MySOS which already includes GSM, GPS and Man-down technologies, has been further enhanced by Skyguard with a number of new features in an updated key-fob sized design. Fully certified to BS 8484, the British Standard for Lone Worker Devices, the new MySOS will offer increased functionality whilst still retaining the title of Europe’s smallest personal safety alarm.
Marketing Director, Will Murray said, “We are really excited to showcase the new version of our award-winning MySOS, at this year’s Lone Worker Safety Conference.
“The original MySOS has been proven in use, delivering effective help to tens of thousands of vulnerable people, whilst being convenient to carry and easy to use. The latest version incorporates even more safeguarding features but maintains the simple and flexible design which made its predecessor so successful.”
Visitors to the show will be able to see live demonstrations of