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20 December 2013
 December 20, 2013
Safety tips for Christmas shoppers

Ten Tips for Safer Christmas Shopping

Christmas is a time of fun and festivities, but if you’ve got last minute shopping to do, it can also be pretty stressful.

Your mind is focussed on ensuring you don’t forget anyone’s gifts. The last thing you need to add to your woes is to become a victim of crime.

Thankfully, the Suzy Lamplugh Trust has come up with some advice on how to stay safe whilst Christmas shopping.

 

 

 
Top Safety Tips for Christmas Shoppers

Don’t get loaded down with too many bags. Try to keep one hand free.
Try and avoid taking young children into busy shopping areas. If it is unavoidable make sure they know what to do if they lose you, e.g. tell the nearest counter assistant that they are lost and NEVER leave a shop without you.
Agree a meeting point with older children in case you get separated.
Be careful where you park your car, especially if you will be returning to it after dark.
If parking in a multi

18 December 2013
 December 18, 2013
NHS workers protected by personal safety alarms

Physical Assaults on NHS Staff Rise by 6%

Reported assaults against frontline NHS staff have risen by 6% in the last year according to new figures released by NHS Protect.

The statistics, collated from 341 health bodies across England show a rise of total reported assaults from 59,744 in 2011/12 to 63,199 in 2012/13 – an increase of 5.8%. What’s more, the figures show a dramatic 16% increase in the number of criminal sanctions taken in the wake of reported attacks. However, NHS Protect state that employers and staff can do more to bring perpetrators to prosecution.

The figures add up to an assault rate of 2.1% of staff in the acute sector, 3.9% in ambulance services, and over one in five (21%) in mental health services. Alarmingly, the figures equate to more than 173 physical assaults on NHS workers every day.

NHS Protect urges health bodies to take advantage of the joint working agreement with the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Crown Prosecution Service and use existing guidance to pursue local arrangements building on this national agreement to

16 December 2013
 December 16, 2013
Assaults on NHS staff rise

Physical Assaults on NHS Staff Rise by 6%

Reported assaults against frontline NHS staff have risen by 6% in the last year according to new figures released by NHS Protect.

The statistics, collated from 341 health bodies across England show a rise of total reported assaults from 59,744 in 2011/12 to 63,199 in 2012/13 – an increase of 5.8%. What’s more, the figures show a dramatic 16% increase in the number of criminal sanctions taken in the wake of reported attacks. However, NHS Protect state that employers and staff can do more to bring perpetrators to prosecution.

The figures add up to an assault rate of 2.1% of staff in the acute sector, 3.9% in ambulance services, and over one in five (21%) in mental health services. Alarmingly, the figures equate to more than 173 physical assaults on NHS workers every day.

NHS Protect urges health bodies to take advantage of the joint working agreement with the Association of Chief Police Officers and

15 November 2013
 November 15, 2013
Guys NHS Trust use Skyguard alarms

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS use Skyguard to protect 600 lone working staff

Based in central London, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust comprises of two of the largest hospitals in the UK, employing over 13,000 staff. In April 2011, the Trust took over responsibility for the provision of community services in Lambeth and Southwark. As a result of this transfer, the Trust ‘inherited’ 471 personal safety devices, which were purchased from the 2009 Lone Worker Framework Agreement.

The Trust’s Head of Security, Portering and Reception Services – Jayne King, was mandated to ensure the lone worker system provided robust protection for their community-based staff. Jayne discovered that the incumbent system relied on inferior cell ID location based technology, and many of the staff were not comfortable with using the devices. Jayne conducted a thorough evaluation of lone worker protection providers available on the market, and found Skyguard’s service met all of the Trust’s requirements. Skyguard’s MySOS device was chosen as the replacement, due to its GPS technology which sends the alarm location during an emergency and

6 November 2013
 November 6, 2013
Deaths in construction industry set to rise

Construction Union – ‘Industry Deaths More Likely to Increase’

The General Secretary for construction union UCATT, Steve Murphy has warned that “The combination of increased construction activity and the Government’s attacks on safety laws is sadly likely to lead to an increase in construction deaths in the future.”

The warning comes after figures released by the union revealed that deaths in the construction industry in London had increased from the previous year.

And construction workers in Yorkshire saw the number of deaths double in 2012/13 from 3 to 6. In Scotland deaths increased from 3 to 5 and there was 1 death in the north-east compared to none the previous year.

The findings found that overall deaths in the UK decreased from 39 down from 49 in 2011/12. However, Murphy doesn’t believe the reduction is down to improvements in safety.

“The reduction in construction deaths is welcome. However, construction remains the most dangerous industry in the UK. The reduction in

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