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