Informa Markets

Author Bio ▼

Safety and Health Practitioner (SHP) is first for independent health and safety news.
October 27, 2015

Get the SHP newsletter

Daily health and safety news, job alerts and resources

Personal alarm has ‘more safeguarding features’

Skyguard, supplier of personal safety services for lone workers and people at risk, will be showing a new version of its ‘MySOS’ personal safety alarm at this year’s Lone Worker Safety Conference, at the Olympia Conference Centre on 24 November.

The company say that the MySOS, which already includes GSM, GPS and Man-down technologies, has been further enhanced with a number of new features in an updated key-fob sized design. Skyguard add that the product is fully certified to BS 8484, the British Standard for Lone Worker Devices, and that the new MySOS will offer increased functionality whilst still retaining the title of Europe’s smallest personal safety alarm.

Skyguard’s Marketing Director, Will Murray said, “We are really excited to showcase the new version of our award-winning MySOS, at this year’s Lone Worker Safety Conference.

“The original MySOS has been proven in use, delivering effective help to tens of thousands of vulnerable people, whilst being convenient to carry and easy to use. The latest version incorporates even more safeguarding features but maintains the simple and flexible design which made its predecessor so successful.”

Demonstrations of Skyguard’s product range will be available on their stand at the show, including the new MySOS device, as well as Smartphone software applications.

According to Skyguard, their products enable the user to raise an alarm in an emergency at the touch of button, to their purpose-built, 24/7, Incident Management Centre where trained controllers can view the user’s GPS location and registered profile information, silently listen-in, and talk to the user if it’s safe to do so. Controllers will follow the user’s personalised emergency procedures which could include escalating to the Emergency services, Skyguard’s National Response Service, or the employer’s own nominated contacts, and guide them to the user’s location, adds the firm.

The company explain that as it owns and is certified to all three parts of the Lone Worker standard BS 8484 (the company, the device and the ARC), this enables them to provide the highest level of police response. As a result, Skyguard say they have secured Unique Reference Numbers (URN’s) for all the UK’s Police forces, giving them direct access to police control rooms and bypassing the 999 service.

Register for the Lone Worker Safety Conference.

Related Topics

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments