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14 October 2015
 October 14, 2015
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Safety First on Firework Night

For some, the approach of Halloween and Bonfire Night is one of the most thrilling times of the year – not so much so for the faint-hearted.

Amongst the excitement, it is important to ensure you remain safe. It may seem obvious to take precautions when putting on a firework display, but it’s always useful to refresh your memory- after all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Here are some tips courtesy of the Mail Online for a safe Bonfire night:

1) Never go back to a lit firework – even if it hasn’t gone off it could still explode.

2) Keep a bucket of water nearby.

3) Use a torch to read the instructions on the back of each firework – never a naked flame.

4) Light fireworks at arm’s length using a good quality lighter.

5) Ensure that your fireworks are appropriate for your garden size and are up to British standards. Just like Skyguard is accredited to BS 8484, make sure your

22 September 2015
 September 22, 2015
National Personal Safety Day

National Personal Safety Day

Wednesday 7th October sees the 10th anniversary of National Personal Safety Day – an annual event that highlights all aspects of keeping safe from harm and leading safer and more confident lives.

The event is organised by The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a registered charity that campaigns, educates and supports people to help reduce the risk of violence and aggression for everyone.

This year’s theme focuses on young men and the risks of violent crime. Statistically, young men are the most at risk when it comes to assaults or robbery. In fact, 73% of robbery victims are male.

The Trust are asking men to ‘Keep it REAL’ by making themselves aware of the dangers and taking steps to ensure their own safety.
R is for READY
E is for EDUCATE
A is for ALERT
L is for LEGAL
Young men are encouraged to be READY in case an incident occurs. EDUCATE yourselves about the dangers you could come into contact with. Be ALERT to danger – it may happen when you least expect it. Above all – stay LEGAL. Carrying a

16 September 2015
 September 16, 2015
Safetember is National Forklift Safety Month

Safetember – National Fork Lift Safety Month

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) have extended their week long safety campaign to one month in order to help companies who operate fork lift trucks to put safety first. Throughout September, or ‘Safetember’ the FLTA are providing specially designed safety resources that are free for companies to

9 September 2015
 September 9, 2015
Health and Safety North 2015

Health and Safety North 2015

Skyguard are exhibiting at this year’s Health and Safety North event held at the Bolton Arena. Taking place from 7th – 8th October 2015, the event will showcase our new and improved MySOS device along with our range of award winning personal safety solutions.

The MySOS device, already packed with features and certified to BS 8484 standards has been made even smaller with enhanced functionality. Amongst other features, the device now vibrates to confirm an alarm initiation, with an extended battery life of up to 50 hours.

Skyguard’s Marketing Director Will Murray said: “With its advanced functionality and smaller design, we are delighted to be demonstrating the new and improved MySOS to visitors of Health and Safety North.”

For a demonstration of the MySOS personal alarm – Europe’s smallest of its kind; visit Skyguard at stand F8 throughout the two day event. If you’re not already registered to attend, you can do so for free

8 September 2015
 September 8, 2015
Iphone road background

Smart use of your Smartphone

Although we’d all love to own the latest smartphone, unfortunately the fancier they are – the more liable they are to being stolen. That’s not to say we shouldn’t own them; we just need to take precautions to protect them from thieves. According to a recent survey, more than 300,000 mobile phones are reported stolen to police each year.

Here are 8 helpful tips for safeguarding you and your device:

Think about where you keep it when on the go. Try not to keep it in a pocket but somewhere where it can be zipped away. Not only does this prevent it slipping out but makes the job of a pick-pocket one step harder.
Be aware of your surroundings. If you do feel the need to use your phone in public, (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) don’t glue yourself to the screen – make sure you are aware of who is around you.
Evaluate the situation. If you do feel you’re in a risky environment or have seen some suspicious behaviour, perhaps

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