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After an audit by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the lone worker safety service firm StaySafe has been approved for the provision of lone worker device services in accordance with the updated British Standard BS 8484:2016.
BS8484:2016 supersedes the original BS 8484:2011, which StaySafe was awarded in 2015, and defines guidelines regarding lone worker devices. A BS8484 accreditation is only awarded to solutions that are deemed to be fully compliant with safety legislation and practices.
StaySafe is an app and surrounding cloud-based monitoring service which tracks a lone worker’s location via GPS and alerts their manager if they do not check-in within a specified time. The app works on iPhone, Android and Windows and offers a wide range of functions including panic button, check-in, GPS tracking, man-down and duress alerts. If an employee activates the app’s panic button or fails to check in, alerts are automatically triggered on screen and via text and email, allowing an employer to take immediate action. Monitoring can be done in-house via an online Hub or outsourced to one of StaySafe’s monitoring and response partners who offer 24/7 services.
Don Cameron, CEO StaySafe said: “Achieving BS 8484:2016 status means we remain one of the handful of lone worker safety devices available in the market that meet the stringent British Standard of approval. It is a core part of our business to be independently recognised as having a solution that is fully compliant and of the highest quality, as there is nothing more important to us than ensuring people’s safety.”