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9 October 2014
 October 9, 2014
Door to Door

12 Personal Safety Tips for Estate Agents

This past week marked 2014’s National Personal Safety Day, organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, and is an annual event aimed at highlighting some of the simple, practical solutions that everyone can use to help avoid violence and aggression in today’s society.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust was founded in 1986 following the disappearance of the young estate agent. The aim of the Trust is to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety and to help people to avoid violence and aggression and live safer, more confident lives.

This year’s theme – ‘Door 2 Door’ looked at the personal safety issues in your journey from departure to arrival. The campaign included awareness posters and messages (pictured – click for a larger view) as well as a host of personal safety leaflets available to download and keep.

We’ve chosen to highlight the leaflet ‘Personal Safety for Estate Agents’ as it’s probably the most fitting in light of the disappearance of Suzy

9 October 2014
 October 9, 2014
MySOS Man Down alarm with SBD


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

15 September 2014
 September 15, 2014
Public workers suffering increase in assaults

Government Report Highlights Increase in Assaults on Public Workers

Nearly 30,000 London frontline workers have been attacked whilst on duty in the last three years, a new report has revealed.

This equates to about 190 attacks every week on workers including NHS workers, London Underground and train staff, bus and cab drivers, according to the report published by the Greater London Authority (GLA) Conservatives.

A total of 29,679 frontline workers in the capital have been attacked while on duty in the past three years. They were punched, kicked, scratched, threatened and spat on while doing their job.

Victims include 4,017 London Ambulance Service (LAS) workers, 7,435 London Underground employees, and 3,719 train staff, while on average five London bus drivers are assaulted every day. Violent attacks on ambulance staff rose 23 per cent in the past year.

Risky Business: Protecting front line workers from attack whilst on duty, published by Conservative London Assembly member Roger Evans, calls for all paramedics

22 August 2014
 August 22, 2014
Should paramedics work alone

Should Paramedics Work on Their Own in Difficult Situations?

This past week, the Mail Online reported how a patient died after a lone working paramedic refused to enter the property on her own, fearing for her own safety.

Anthony Offord, 35, collapsed shortly arriving at his friend’s home in Sheffield in April last year and began ‘coughing’ on the floor.

A lone female Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic arrived at the scene five minutes later, but waited outside the building for 20 minutes until other paramedics arrived.

The article, which can be read in its entirety here, raises many issues about lone working and personal safety. Was the paramedic within

21 August 2014
 August 21, 2014
Brent Council use lone working alarm


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

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