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5 July 2018
 July 5, 2018
The National Health Service turns 70

NHS Celebrates 70 Years of Protecting Britain

Across Britain people are coming together today to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS. And what better way to mark the occasion than by giving thanks and recognition to its extraordinary staff, the everyday heroes that go above and beyond, day in day out to look after us.

The National Health Service was founded in 1948 by Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, as part of his vision to make universal healthcare accessible to all regardless of wealth. Today, 70 years later the NHS is renowned and admired throughout the world for the high level of care that it provides to patients.

Buildings around the country, from the Blackpool Tower to the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye will be lighting up blue this evening to celebrate this incredible milestone. Special ceremonies are also due to be held at Westminster Abbey and York Minster to acknowledge the achievements of the much-loved institution.

To get Britain involved, NHS Charities have organised a nationwide tea party, NHS 7Tea which aims

4 July 2018
 July 4, 2018
ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Accreditations

Skyguard Awarded ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Accreditations

Skyguard have successfully gained accreditation to international information security standard ISO 27001 and government backed IT security scheme, Cyber Essentials.

The awards certify that Skyguard is working to the highest possible standards concerning information security management.

Following a rigorous audit, the company has been approved by QMS International Ltd to the standards of ISO 27001:2013. This shows that the company has successfully implemented a framework of policies, procedures and a series of controls to manage information security risks effectively. Certification also demonstrates that Skyguard follows a strict set of international guidelines in the way data is handled throughout the organisation.

Cyber Essentials further enhances the company’s credentials, as the independently verified scheme requires a company’s IT security measures to adhere to best practice, protecting the company’s service and data from online threats in order to become certified.

On receiving the awards, James Murray, CEO commented,

“With the recent changes to data protection law now that GDPR has come into effect, the way companies manage and use data has never been so important.”

“Being awarded both of

28 June 2018
 June 28, 2018
Encouraging staff to use lone worker devices

Encouraging Staff to Adopt Safer Lone Working Practices

So, you’ve carried out your risk assessment, scoured the market for lone worker protection, splashed out on brand new devices and rolled them out to all employees – but then you find that staff just aren’t using them… What do you do?

First, let’s take a look at some of the reasons that employees may not be using their devices:

They don’t think they’re necessary – Unless the reasons for having them are fully explained some workers may not see the point. Often people assume that accidents won’t happen to them, so it’s important to use real-world examples to demonstrate the risks associated with their roles.
Staff don’t know how to use them – This is why it’s not enough to just issue alarms, employees must be given training on how to operate and look after their device so they know what to do when they need it.
Fear of activating alarm by mistake – False alarms are an inconvenience but employees can take steps to reduce the

25 June 2018
 June 25, 2018
Send For Help Group Founders

Read About Send For Help in The Telegraph

An interview featuring Skyguard’s parent company, Send for Help, has featured in today’s edition of The Telegraph.

Chief Executive, James Murray talks about how he and his brother, Will, saw the possibilities of combining GPS and mobile technology and were inspired to utilise this to improve the safety of those working alone.

Today, Send For Help is the world’s largest lone worker safety provider, protecting over 150,000 individuals at risk, with an impressive annual turnover of £12m.

Read the full story here: ‘I spotted an opportunity in smartphone tech and GPS’

15 June 2018
 June 15, 2018
Chris Grayling 1

Send For Help Receive Visit from the Secretary of State for Transport.

On Friday 15th June 2018, we were delighted to welcome the Secretary of State for Transport and our local MP for Epsom and Ewell, Chris Grayling.

After receiving his congratulatory letter regarding Send For Help’s inclusion in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, we invited him to our head office.

In order for the Cabinet Minister to get a full understanding of what we do, Chief Executive, James Murray and Marketing Director, Will Murray took him for a tour of Skyguard’s offices and our state of the art Incident Management Centre. Here, he was given a live demonstration of our range of personal safety devices alongside seeing a test alarm being received by our trained Controllers.

It was a proud moment for the whole team to receive recognition from such an esteemed visitor and we appreciated the Minister for taking the time to support a local business.


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