Send For Help Group – the world’s largest lone worker protection provider, has been re-elected its two committee memberships of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Lone Workers Section; one for each of its subsidiary companies. Will Murray, Marketing Director, has been re-elected as representative for Guardian24, and Ben Hawkins, Incident Management Centre Manager, has been re-elected to represent Skyguard.
The BSIA’s constitution dictates that committee member elections are held on an annual basis via secret ballot to all of the Section’s members. A maximum of eight places are available on the influential committee; seven of which have been occupied in the recent election.
The committee’s role is to set the Lone Workers Section strategy and vote on key decisions, on behalf of the wider Section membership. Committee members can also play an important role in the development and revision of industry standards, as part of the British Standards Institution (BSI) review panels. This is the case with the Send for Help Group’s two committee members, who sit on the BSI panel which has recently completed the redrafting of BS 8484, (British Standard for Lone Worker Device Services) – due for publication later this year.
Send For Help Group’s Chief Executive, James Murray comments, “I’m delighted that both of our subsidiaries have maintained their seats on this strategic committee, which is testament to the high esteem they hold within the industry.
“The UK is leading the world in the lone worker protection market, and the BSIA’s Section is the most prominent working group in the UK driving this forward. Having such a strong representation within this influential committee, is invaluable to our business in maintaining its position at the forefront of the industry.
“I congratulate my colleagues on their re-appointments and I have no doubt they will continue to play an instrumental role; both in raising industry standards and developing the market.”