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15 June 2018
 June 15, 2018
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Send For Help Receive Visit from the Secretary of State for Transport.

On Friday 15th June 2018, we were delighted to welcome the Secretary of State for Transport and our local MP for Epsom and Ewell, Chris Grayling.

After receiving his congratulatory letter regarding Send For Help’s inclusion in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, we invited him to our head office.

In order for the Cabinet Minister to get a full understanding of what we do, Chief Executive, James Murray and Marketing Director, Will Murray took him for a tour of Skyguard’s offices and our state of the art Incident Management Centre. Here, he was given a live demonstration of our range of personal safety devices alongside seeing a test alarm being received by our trained Controllers.

It was a proud moment for the whole team to receive recognition from such an esteemed visitor and we appreciated the Minister for taking the time to support a local business.

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11 June 2018
 June 11, 2018
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Read about Send For Help in The Sunday Times Newspaper

One of the UK’s largest selling British newspapers, The Sunday Times, has written a feature on Send For Help, Skyguard’s Parent Company.

The piece looks at how firms are beginning to adapt to the latest technologies in order to combat all types of security threats that their businesses may face, from cyber scams to the safety of their staff.

Chief Executive, James Murray was quoted describing the extent to which incidents such as assaults occur on the news causing people to be more concerned than ever about personal safety.

One of Skyguard’s customers, Lanes Group also featured giving their testimonial on the service used to safeguard their drainage engineers. Spokesperson for Lanes Group highlighted that Skyguard’s lone worker protection devices provide their staff with peace of mind whilst working alone.

Read the full article online: ‘­­It’s a dangerous world – but we can fight off the bad guys

11 June 2018
 June 11, 2018
Safer cycling tips for commuters

Bike Week – Tips for Safer Cycling

From 9th–17th of June, Bike Week takes place – bringing people across the nation together to celebrate the joys of cycling.

Bike riding is certainly seeing renewed popularity in Britain, over the past two decades the number of people opting for two wheels has risen by a quarter. Every year there are now an estimated 3.2 billion miles cycled on our roads, with 2.3 million bicycle journeys in London alone.

As a great way to get from A to B, it’s unsurprising that many more of us are choosing to cycle to and from work due to its convenience and numerous health benefits.

If you’ve been inspired to ditch your car and hit the pedals for Bike Week, here are our top cycle safety tips for your travels.
Follow the Highway Code
It may seem obvious but it’s important to remember your Highway Code when cycling as this applies to all road users including cyclists. Keep in mind the following:

Be sensible at traffic lights, don’t jump reds and reduce your speed when approaching

6 June 2018
 June 6, 2018
Online retailer accused of having unsafe conditions in its UK warehouse

The Importance of Maintaining Warehouse Working Conditions

Big retailers and manufacturing firms across Britain will typically have multiple warehouses for holding and sorting their stock. In order to manage this on a large scale, industries employ staff to work within these warehouses. Depending on the industry the employee is working within, the type of warehouse will differ. Nonetheless, the day to day duties and long shift hours tend to remain congruent across most warehouse jobs.

Due to the manual nature of working in warehouses, employees are vulnerable to injury if precaution isn’t taken when carrying out tasks. Heavy lifting, forklift driving and working from height are all common causes for injuries within this type of workplace environment. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), around a quarter of the major injuries encountered at a workplace requiring hospitalisation happen due to an employee slipping or falling over objects obstructing their way.

If workplace health and safety isn’t taken seriously, employees can experience this type of injury at any time and place. However, in an environment with such a high levels of risk, set procedures and

1 June 2018
 June 1, 2018
What are your rights when lone working?

What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities When Working Alone?

Working alone from time to time is a common occurrence that many people experience on a regular basis. In fact, according to the Office of National Statistics around 6 million of us in the UK do this every day.

Lone working can reduce costs, increase productivity and give employers more flexibility, which is why many organisations favour deploying a single staff member if a task can be comfortably carried out by one person. However, in some situations this can make employees more vulnerable, as getting help is harder should they fall victim to an attack or suffer an accident.

Safety whilst working without direct supervision is important, but often workers are unsure what their employers should be doing to ensure they are looked after. We’ve assembled a quick Q&A to outline what both employers and employees need to know about their rights and responsibilities regarding lone working.
What does the law say about lone working?
Lone working itself is perfectly legal, employers do however have a Duty of Care to safeguard their workforce and can find themselves

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