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18 February 2019
 February 18, 2019
Please refer to our Brexit Statement for more information.

Brexit Statement

Just like us, you have been planning for how Brexit (the UK’s exit from the European Union) could impact your company and of course your current supplier relationships.

Internally, we have taken all the steps necessary to ensure continuity of service and uninterrupted lone worker protection, regardless of how Brexit is finalised.

For more information, please refer to our Brexit Statement

15 February 2019
 February 15, 2019
Safeguarding Retail Staff Against Assaults

Should There Be a Law to Protect Shop Workers?

As assaults on shop workers have reportedly risen by more than half in under 2 years, retailers are calling for greater protection for their staff, with some in the sector suggesting assaults on retail employees should be made an aggravated offence.

The Commercial Victimisation Survey conducted by the Home Office showed that in 2017-18 there were a staggering 8.1 million incidents of assault and verbal abuse towards retail workers. This figure is up significantly from the previous year in which 5.2 million incidents were recorded.

Trade union, USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributed and Allied Workers) are campaigning for the creation of a specific offence for assaults on those working within the retail sector.

A USDAW insider said: “Everyone knows if you assault a police officer you get a stiffer sentence. We want something similar for shop workers.”

Ministers had previously dismissed the idea but are said to be reconsidering given the recent rises. Crime Minister, Victoria Atkins has ordered a probe to establish the reasons behind the increase and identify those areas and types of retailers most

14 December 2018
 December 14, 2018
Emergency services

When Should You Dial 999 and What Are The Alternatives?

In an emergency the first thing people usually think to do is dial 999. Since 1937, the service has provided 24/7 access to the emergency services for those in need of urgent assistance.

However, with upwards of 560,000 calls a week according to British Telecom, there is a huge demand on the service. At its busiest time, which is unsurprisingly around midnight on Friday and Saturday nights, handlers can expect 5,000 incoming calls an hour. Over the Christmas period this increases with around 9,000 calls received in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Although the majority of calls are genuine, an estimated 35% don’t involve actual requests for help. These include accidental calls, deliberate hoaxes or children playing with phones. We’ve also all heard the tales of time-wasting calls, which the emergency services often publicise as a reminder to the public that 999 should not be abused.

When should you dial 999?

If there’s immediate danger to life
A crime is in progress
Someone suspected of a crime is nearby

3 December 2018
 December 3, 2018
Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Award - Send For Help Group

Send For Help Celebrate Third Fast Track 100 Award

Skyguard’s parent company, Send For Help Ltd has been named in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, becoming one of a select few companies to be listed for a third consecutive year.

Published yesterday, The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 ranks Britain’s most successful private companies with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years.

Having entered the table in 2016, Send For Help has showed consistent growth appearing again in 2017 and 2018. The company joins an elite group of businesses to have been included 3 times or more.

Send For Help is currently ranked 68th, climbing several places on last year’s position with turnover hitting £12.8m in the year to March, an annual rise of 55.97%.

As the world’s largest supplier of lone worker protection, Send For Help, which operates through its three subsidiary brands, Skyguard, Peoplesafe and Guardian24, provides personal safety devices and apps offering 24 hour personal protection to over 150,000 lone workers and individuals at risk.

This latest achievement caps another remarkable year for the

23 November 2018
 November 23, 2018
Police Officer Assaulted in Merton

Violence Against Emergency Workers Highlighted by Shocking Video

A video posted on social media has exposed the appalling level of abuse faced by police. In the short clip, two officers in Merton, South London are assaulted during a routine traffic stop, with a male suspect seen ‘karate kicking’ a female officer to the ground – just yards away from the path of an oncoming bus.

The officer sustained head injuries, whilst her male colleague suffered cuts after being dragged across the floor by a suspect attempting to flee. Several cars can be seen driving past without stopping to help until eventually a member of the public steps in to assist.

In the video the man filming can be heard laughing and making fun of the officers instead of coming to their aid. After the video was uploaded to Twitter, the incident hit the headlines last week as it demonstrates the current lack of respect towards police forces.

It prompted the Chairman of the Met Police Federation, Ken Marsh, to suggest that the severity of attacks faced by officers, coupled with the lack of support from the public could mean

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