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16 May 2014
 May 16, 2014
Edudo uses Skyguard's alarms for lone workers

SKYGUARD EQUIPS EDUDO’S WORKPLACE TUTORS WITH MYSOS PERSONAL ALARMS

Tutors delivering education for an innovative national workforce development company have been equipped with Skyguard’s MySOS device, to protect them whilst working alone.

Edudo, which provides tailored work-led education courses to the unemployed and those in work, is thought to be the first company of its kind in the country to offer the state-of-the-art alarms to its employees.

The move is part of edudo’s commitment to the welfare of its valued workforce and aims to protect lone workers in need of urgent support when faced with a learner who is displaying emotional, unpredictable or challenging behaviour.

The GPS enabled device allows staff to alert colleagues to issues, or send an SOS alarm to Skyguard’s 24/7 Incident Management Centre. Here, trained Controllers can see the user’s relevant information and location, talk to the user if safe to do so, and direct the emergency services to them. As Skyguard’s service is certified to BS 8484 – the British Standard for Lone Worker Monitoring Services, this allows the Controllers to bypass the 999 system

5 May 2014
 May 5, 2014
Suffolk Fire and Rescue use Skyguard's lone worker device

SKYGUARD WORKING WITH SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE TO BACKUP LONE WORKERS.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have chosen to protect their front line Fire Prevention Practitioners by equipping them with Skyguard’s MySOS personal safety device. With 24 hour monitoring and single button alarm activation, the device enables the Fire Service’s lone workers to quickly call for help in the event of an incident or emergency.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service provide emergency response across the county of Suffolk in East Anglia. With 35 fire stations, their service answers to around 8,000 emergency calls per year, of which over 740 are serious fires. Aside from attending serious incidents, they also offer fire safety prevention education and advice.

This proactive education is delivered by a dedicated team of Fire Prevention Practitioners, which involves officers attending people’s homes whilst carrying out ‘safer home’ visits. These can include elderly and vulnerable clients, those with mental health issues and various forms of dependencies. These factors can make home visits particularly challenging and can occasionally lead to abusive or threatening behaviour

29 April 2014
 April 29, 2014
Stay safe whilst abroad

Five Quick Tips for Safe Travel Abroad

Three years ago, Skyguard set up the first and only lone worker personal safety service for International travellers. With 24/7 backup and support across 36 countries, Skyguard International continues to give peace of mind to those who find themselves in unfamiliar places, knowing there’s someone at hand with just a press of a button. Even if you do carry a Skyguard personal alarm, it’s still prudent to take preventative measures to reduce the risk of assault or injury whilst abroad. Here are five simple steps to follow to help keep yourself safe whilst travelling.

Check before you travel. Get a head start on knowing your destination by taking time to research using travel guides or the internet. Check the Foreign Office’s travel advice website for up-to-date information. Ensure you have all the relevant identification documents ready and are insured

10 April 2014
 April 10, 2014
See us at Safety and health Expo

SKYGUARD EXHIBITING AND HOSTING SEMINARS AT THE UK’S FLAGSHIP HEALTH AND SAFETY EVENT

Skyguard – Europe’s premier personal safety service for lone workers, are pleased to announce we will once again be exhibiting and hosting seminars at The Safety & Health Expo 2014.

The Exhibition, which takes place from 17th – 19th June at London’s ExCel Arena, is the UK’s largest health and safety event. Run exclusively with the support of IOSH, RoSPA and the BSIF, Safety & Health Expo has established itself as the definitive UK industry event consistently attracting health and safety decision makers from multiple sectors and with responsibilities across UK, Europe and international markets.

The Safety and Health Expo provides an excellent opportunity to meet some of the Skyguard team, discuss any lone worker protection needs and see our devices first-hand. We’ll be demonstrating our range of BS 8484 certified personal safety devices, Smartphone software apps, and the latest version of our unique client portal – the Customer Service Centre.

Throughout the show our expert team will be on hand

27 March 2014
 March 27, 2014
MySOS Personal Safety Device

Skyguard – Proven in Helping Domestic Violence Victims

In an effort to combat Domestic Violence, Over half the UK’s Police forces issue Skyguard personal alarms to victims for increased protection.

In a report issued this week, the HMIC state that thousands of people are at risk of harm or even murder because of widespread failure in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse.

HMIC said police received more than one million calls a year relating to domestic abuse and almost 58,000 victims – the vast majority of them women – were at risk of serious harm or murder. It said three women a fortnight were being killed by a partner or former partner and a third of all assaults recorded by the police related to domestic violence.

The report said only 8 out of 43 forces were responding well to domestic abuse.

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