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24 January 2017
 January 24, 2017
NHS workers protected by personal safety alarms

NHS Trust Puts Lone Worker Safety First to Gain Improved CQC Rating

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation have achieved an upgraded CQC rating following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The trust which provides a range of mental health services in northern England has been rated as ‘good’ by regulators following a series of improvements.

One of the areas highlighted in the official report were measures undertaken to protect lone workers. The trust currently employs over 3,700 staff and volunteers working across 200 locations in Rotherham, Doncaster, North Lincolnshire and Manchester serving around 150,000 patients.

Services mainly comprise mental health and learning disability provision for all ages, although the trust has also diversified into community services including district nursing.

Health visitors and district nurses regularly attend appointments on their own in patient’s homes, putting them at risk of assault. To help mitigate this issue, the trust has supplied staff with MySOS devices from Skyguard. These compact personal safety alarms are small enough to fit on a keychain and can be easily activated in situations where the user feels

13 January 2017
 January 13, 2017
Protect Lone Workers with Smartphone Safety Apps

Updated Lone Worker Mobile Apps Launched Alongside SmartButton for Android

Skyguard are pleased to announce the latest version of our BS 8484:2016 Certified lone worker protection app and the launch of SmartButton for Android users.

The Skyguard app is an innovative software application that turns a smartphone into a fully functional personal safety device, with access to our dedicated 24/7 Incident Management Centre (IMC). The new and improved version of the app provides users with a multitude of ways to seek assistance, activating an alarm via the app itself or using the SmartButton device.

The SmartButton is a small wearable device now available for both Windows Phone and Android users. It works by overriding the phone’s keypad lock so an alarm can be raised discreetly at the touch of a button in an emergency.

Fast and effective transmission of alarms is provided by the latest Bluetooth and GPRS technology. The location of the device can also be logged so it is available to our Controllers, giving them information on your whereabouts if need be.

At only 1.3 inches in diameter the button is lightweight and can

20 December 2016
 December 20, 2016
Wishing our customers a Happy & Safe Christmas and New Year

Merry Christmas and a Special Thank You from Skyguard

Christmas is once again upon us and on behalf of all of the team at Skyguard we would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your support throughout 2016.

The past year has been our most successful yet, with our parent company Send For Help Group achieving record growth for the 4th year running. In December, we were also delighted to be listed at 47th in The Sunday Times prestigious Fast Track 100 league table of the fastest growing companies in Britain.

To date Send For Help protect more than 100,000 lone workers including over 100 NHS Trusts, 150 Local Authorities and 200 Housing Associations. Our mission continues as ever to remain at the forefront of personal safety technology and deliver the highest level of customer service, to help us maintain our position as market leaders.

2016 has

9 December 2016
 December 9, 2016
Its important to be aware of personal safety when travelling at night

10 Safety Tips for Travelling to and From Work in the Dark

As the dull evenings draw in, many workers find themselves travelling to and from work in the dark. With the decrease in daylight, the opportunity for potential attackers rises significantly.

To help you stay safe on your journey we have compiled a list of our top ten recommendations on what to do, should you have to travel in the darkness.
Avoid Walking Alone
As the saying goes, there’s safety in numbers so if you know beforehand that you’ll be travelling home after dark, try and find a friend or trusted colleague who will be taking a similar route. People on their own are more at risk, so walking in groups if possible is strongly recommended.
Make Sure People Are Aware of Where You Are
Phone a friend before you set out to let them know your whereabouts and when you are due home. If you fail to arrive at your destination by the given time, someone can check then up on you to see if you are ok. Always make sure your phone is fully charged before setting

5 December 2016
 December 5, 2016
Sunday Times Fast Track

Skyguard Parent Company Ranks 47th in Sunday Times Fast Track 100

Send For Help, the largest lone worker protection provider in world and parent company of Skyguard, has today been announced as one of Britain’s fastest growing companies.

The Fast Track 100 list, which is published annually in The Sunday Times, ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years. The company ranks at no. 47 in the 2016 league table.

Brothers James and Will Murray founded the award-winning Send For Help in 2010, when they spotted a gap in the market to provide lone worker protection using pioneering technology.

Operating through its two subsidiary brands Skyguard and Guardian24, the company uses key fob sized GPS personal safety alarms and apps to provide 24/7 personal protection to more than 100,000 lone workers and people who are at risk.

It primarily operates in the UK and Ireland, serving more than 100 NHS Trusts, 150 local authorities, 200 housing associations, and hundreds of commercial organisations, ranging from Tesco to Travelodge

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