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6 June 2018
 June 6, 2018
Online retailer accused of having unsafe conditions in its UK warehouse

The Importance of Maintaining Warehouse Working Conditions

Big retailers and manufacturing firms across Britain will typically have multiple warehouses for holding and sorting their stock. In order to manage this on a large scale, industries employ staff to work within these warehouses. Depending on the industry the employee is working within, the type of warehouse will differ. Nonetheless, the day to day duties and long shift hours tend to remain congruent across most warehouse jobs.

Due to the manual nature of working in warehouses, employees are vulnerable to injury if precaution isn’t taken when carrying out tasks. Heavy lifting, forklift driving and working from height are all common causes for injuries within this type of workplace environment. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), around a quarter of the major injuries encountered at a workplace requiring hospitalisation happen due to an employee slipping or falling over objects obstructing their way.

If workplace health and safety isn’t taken seriously, employees can experience this type of injury at any time and place. However, in an environment with such a high levels of risk, set procedures and

1 June 2018
 June 1, 2018
What are your rights when lone working?

What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities When Working Alone?

Working alone from time to time is a common occurrence that many people experience on a regular basis. In fact, according to the Office of National Statistics around 6 million of us in the UK do this every day.

Lone working can reduce costs, increase productivity and give employers more flexibility, which is why many organisations favour deploying a single staff member if a task can be comfortably carried out by one person. However, in some situations this can make employees more vulnerable, as getting help is harder should they fall victim to an attack or suffer an accident.

Safety whilst working without direct supervision is important, but often workers are unsure what their employers should be doing to ensure they are looked after. We’ve assembled a quick Q&A to outline what both employers and employees need to know about their rights and responsibilities regarding lone working.
What does the law say about lone working?
Lone working itself is perfectly legal, employers do however have a Duty of Care to safeguard their workforce and can find themselves

24 May 2018
 May 24, 2018
Visit Skyguard on stand V350 on June 19th-21st

Skyguard at the Safety & Health Expo 2018

The UK’s largest health and safety event returns to London’s ExCeL next month from July 19th-21st.

With over 300 exhibitors, 100+ exclusive seminars, workshops and more than 20,000 of the industry’s latest products on display – the show promises to be a one-stop-shop catering for the needs of safety professionals.

The Expo is co-located with the Facilities Show, FIREX International, IFSEC International, Service Management Expo and the Professional Clothing Show, making it a must for Health & Safety Officers, Advisors, Managers and CEOs that are serious about protecting their workforce.
What’s New for 2018?
As mental health is hot on the agenda right now, a brand-new area dedicated to occupational health and wellbeing has been introduced to focus on the human element of health and safety, highlighting the importance of looking after employee’s mental health, through a series of seminars.

Also speaking on the topic, Mental health campaigner and comedian, Ruby Wax OBE will be delivering an insightful inspirational keynote over in the main theatre.

Must-See Seminar: Personal Safety

23 May 2018
 May 23, 2018
Facts about dementia you may not know

10 Things You May Not Know About Dementia

As one of the greatest medical challenges of our time, dementia is a condition that currently affects an estimated 850,000 people in the UK.

Dementia Action Week runs from 21st-27th May, with this year’s campaign from Alzheimer’s Society highlighting the simple things that people can do to improve the lives of sufferers, whether it’s learning more about the condition, making time to listen or not being afraid to approach an individual who may need help.

With this in mind, we’ve put together some facts about dementia that you may not be aware of.
1. Alzheimer’s and Dementia are not the same thing
Alzheimer’s is an incurable disease that damages the brain’s chemistry by causing nerve cells to die, resulting in dementia. This is simply the name for a set of symptoms that people experience when this degeneration occurs.
2. Dementia isn’t a disease itself
In fact, it’s an umbrella term to describe symptoms caused by several diseases including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy

18 May 2018
 May 18, 2018
Send For Help recognised as Inspirational British firm

Send For Help Recognised in 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain Report

Skyguard’s parent company, Send For Help has been listed in the London Stock Exchange Group’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” report, which showcases the country’s most dynamic and inspiring businesses.

In its fifth year, the report which is supported by Theresa May is a celebration of some of the fastest growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

The Epsom-based tech firm was selected after outperforming peers in its sector, demonstrating sustained revenue growth of 254% between 2013-16, with its annual turnover reaching £8m.

Founded in 2010 by brothers James and Will Murray, Send For Help is the world’s largest lone worker protection provider.

Operating through its subsidiary brands Skyguard, Peoplesafe and Guardian24, Send For Help supplies key fob sized GPS personal safety alarms and mobile phone apps offering 24/7 protection to over 150,000 lone workers and people who are at risk.

Its client roster spans both public and private sectors – with over 160 NHS Trusts, major high street retailers, City banks, estate agents, the police and more than 150

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