VINCI Facilities, part of VINCI – the world leaders in construction, has adopted Skyguard’s personal safety service to mitigate potential risk to all of their lone workers.
Using Skyguard’s MySOS, Europe’s smallest and lightest personal alarm, VINCI’s lone working staff are able to call for help at the touch of a button, wherever they are, whenever.
VINCI Facilities provide services to a variety of sectors including Housing, Education and Healthcare and understand the risks faced by their lone workers. For example, VINCI’s Resident Liaison Officers work alone and visit domestic properties across a wide array of locations from rural to inner city.
Josephine O’Connor, Business & Community Investment Manager for VINCI Facilities set about sourcing a BS 8484 approved lone worker personal safety service to backup and protect their lone working employees. Josephine explains why.
“Our Officers encounter persons from all walks of life and may find themselves alone and in awkward
Skyguard’s personal safety service was featured on BBC News on Monday 13th October 2014 as the focus of a report into a pioneering scheme to help dementia patients lead more independent lives.
The report looked into the growing use of GPS tracking alarms for those with dementia who are looking to keep their independence.
The news story, featured on BBC South Today asked “Would you put a GPS tracking device on a loved one with dementia?”
Across the South, many are doing just that. Dementia affects nearly 750,000 people, leaving them with memory loss and difficulties with thinking and there’s a large financial cost too… over £17 billion nationally. However, family carers of people with dementia saved the UK £6 billion a year.
The report highlighted a scheme that already helps dementia patients in the South stay at home for longer. Skyguard’s MySOS device, with GPS tracking technology has already helped save so many lives, it’s being introduced
Skyguard – Europe’s premier personal safety service, has been chosen as an approved supplier on the NHS Supply Chain’s Framework Agreement. Following the conclusion of an OJEU tender process, NHS Supply Chain (acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority), selected Skyguard’s MySOS device for the personal safety alarms product category.
The keyfob-sized MySOS personal alarm features GSM and GPS technologies, allowing the user to raise an alarm at the touch button, whenever and wherever they are. The device can be configured to call and transmit its location to Skyguard’s 24/7, Incident Management Centre or a nominated contact’s phone. Here, trained Controllers can view the user’s location on mapping software and information pre-registered on their profile. As the device features a microphone and speaker, the Controllers are also able to listen-in and talk to the user. Utilising all of the information available, Controllers will follow the user
Skyguard- Europe’s premier personal safety service, are providing Brent Council’s frontline lone working staff with 24 hour backup and assistance. The Council’s employees can raise the alarm anytime via the use of Skyguard’s ACPO accredited MySOS personal safety device – giving them a simple yet effective way to call for help in any emergency situation.
The Council provide a wide range of community services to the public within their Inner London borough boundaries. Some of these services require the Council’s employees to work alone, occasionally in difficult circumstances. Conscious of their Duty of Care towards the safety and wellbeing of their staff, Brent Council needed a form of personal protection for their lone workers. They required a small, easy to use personal alarm which enables the user to discreetly raise the alarm should they face any difficulties.
The MySOS – Europe’s smallest personal alarm, comes fully equipped with the
Skyguard will be showcasing their exclusive range of personal safety devices and Smartphone software at this year’s Health and Safety North exhibition, held at the USN Bolton Arena between 8 – 9th October.
Visitors to the show will be able to see live demonstrations of Skyguard’s product range on their stand (H32), including the recently launched iPhone app, which converts the handset into a fully functional personal safety device. The app is an expansion of Skyguard’s range which includes software for Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile handsets, as well as analogue phones.
Skyguard will also be demonstrating the MySOS – Europe’s smallest and lightest safety device featuring GPS, GPRS, GSM and Mandown technologies. The key fob-sized MySOS, can be discreetly worn as pendant, attached to a belt or keyring