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
Skyguard will once again be showcasing our range of lone worker protection products and services at the Health and Safety North Expo. The event, held at the Bolton Arena on 12th – 13th of October is designed to suit those responsible for health and safety at work within industrial, commercial or public sector businesses.
Skyguard will be located at stand E22 where we will be demonstrating our range of personal safety devices, such as the MySOS – Europe’s smallest dedicated lone worker alarm. In addition, our range of smartphone applications will also feature, including the recently launched Skyguard SmartButton for Windows.
The BS 8484 – certified emergency alert accessory for Windows Mobile allows users to raise an alarm with just a simple press. Using Bluetooth technology, the button instantly activates the smartphone application, raising an alarm to Skyguard’s dedicated Incident Management Centre.
Skyguard’s award-winning personal safety service has been chosen as Corporate Vision Magazine’s Best Personal Safety Service Provider 2016 and granted the Innovation Award for the MySOS Mandown personal safety device.
Corporate Vision’s 2016 Technology Innovator Awards are designed to recognise and reward the individuals, departments and organisations behind ground-breaking developments that change the way we do business for the better.
Skyguard provide a comprehensive 24 hour personal safety service for lone workers and vulnerable individuals via its state-of-the-art personal safety devices and mobile applications. Linking to a purpose-built Incident Management Centre, the service provides an essential lifeline for those who find themselves in difficulty should an emergency occur. A call for help can be made at the touch of a button – vital for those who work alone with no immediate backup to hand.
Skyguard adds these awards to the host of other industry accolades and achievements which include The Security
The Send for Help Group – the world’s largest lone worker protection provider, are pleased to announce record growth and profits for the financial year 2015/16.
The figures, published in Send for Help Limited’s Annual Report found that for the year ending 31st March 2016, turnover was up 81% year-on-year and operating profits had also increased by 42% within the same period.
Results for 2015/16 saw the Company turnover increase to £6.1m, with a gross margin of £4.94m and profits of £1.5m – with an adjusted EBITDA* figure of £3m.
The business has maintained its market leading position by continued product development and delivering the highest levels of customer service through its subsidiary brands – Skyguard and Guardian24. The previous financial year had seen Send for Help acquire Guardian24 Limited, adding a second well-established market player, alongside the market leader, Skyguard, to their portfolio. The full benefits of this acquisition have been reflected in these published results.
The Company’s position as the world’s largest
Asset and energy support services group, Lakehouse has implemented Skyguard’s MySOS devices to protect 85 employees working alone within the community.
Lakehouse is a provider of construction, improvement and maintenance services for homes, schools, public and commercial buildings. Contact with the public is central to these operations with employees often working alone. Lakehouse staff, including Resident Liaison Officers and Site Managers enter homes and building sites often by themselves, making them susceptible to assault, attack or injury.
As with every organisation across the UK, Lakehouse is required to meet a legal Duty of Care to their employees to protect them from unnecessary risk. If employees do suffer harm at work, there could be disastrous consequences for the employer. The Sentencing Council guidelines state that a Corporate Manslaughter fine can be up to £20 million. As a reputable employer, Lakehouse chose to implement a reliable and trusted Lone Worker protection system, turning to Skyguard.
Having trialled several lone worker safety service providers, Lakehouse determined that Skyguard’s MySOS