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August 11, 2010

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Skyguard director honoured for standards work

A director of lone working service provider Skyguard has been honoured for his contribution to standards.

Patrick Dealtry was presented the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Chairman’s Award for Contribution to Standards at the BSIA’s annual lunch, which was held at the London Hilton on Park Lane in July.

The chairman’s awards recognise the commitment and effort of the finest individuals in the security industry. Patrick was honoured for the extensive work he has done in the standards sector. He was the instigator and driving force behind the development of the BS 8484:2009 Code of Practice for the provision of lone worker device services. This document is now recognised as the yardstick for lone worker protection by police forces throughout the UK.

Patrick was one of the founders of Skyguard, and earlier this year he was instrumental in the group becoming the first company to achieve the BS 8484 – the Code of Practice for the Provision of Lone Worker Device Services.

“I am, of course, delighted personally to have been selected as the recipient of this highly regarded award,” said Patrick. “But I also see it as a welcome acknowledgement of the hard work carried out by so many people in the standards sector. Developing effective and useful standards is a difficult and painstaking yet essential task. In spite of this, those who work on standards go largely unrecognised and receive no payment for the considerable amount of time and effort they invest.”

“I am, therefore, pleased to accept the award not just for myself, but also for the dozens of others who have so generously donated their time to help enhance the functioning and regulation of our industry, and to improve safety and security for everyone.”

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