Lakehouse provides construction, improvement and maintenance services for homes, schools, public and commercial buildings. Contact with the public is central to these operations with employees often working alone. Lakehouse staff, including resident liaison officers and site managers, enter homes and building sites often by themselves, making them susceptible to assault, attack or injury.
As with every organisation across the UK, Lakehouse is required to meet a legal duty of care to its employees to protect them from unnecessary risk. If employees do suffer harm at work, there could be disastrous consequences for the employer.
The Sentencing Council guidelines state that a corporate manslaughter fine can be up to £20m. As a reputable employer, Lakehouse chose to implement a reliable and trusted lone worker protection system, turning to Skyguard.
Having trialled several lone worker safety service providers, Lakehouse determined that Skyguard's MySOS device 'ticked all the boxes' in terms of what it was looking for. MySOS is a keyfob-sized personal safety alarm accredited to the highest industry standards, including BS 8484.
The device is equipped with the latest mobile phone and GPS tracking technology. Featuring one-button alarm activation, users can instantly raise an alert to Skyguard's incident management centre. Here, controllers can locate the GPS position of the device and listen in to the situation. If necessary, the controller will summon the emergency services or the local police, bypassing 999 services for a faster response.
For more information on Skyguard's range of lone worker solutions please visit: www.skyguard.co.uk