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The Sheffield-based company, which manufactures 'Identicom' - the most widely-used dedicated device for lone workers in the UK, was delighted to debut in the list after entering for the first time last year. Identicom - a small, mobile communications device that looks exactly like a worker's ID badge - is now used by upwards of 150,000 lone workers.
SoloProtect continue to help employers reduce risk to their lone workers - often those that are community based, visiting remote locations or in a large fixed site - by providing 24/7 support, and class leading customer support. The company also helps clients understand the associated business risks that employing lone workers invariably carries - and working closely alongside them to help mitigate those financial risks.
SoloProtect relocated to a brand new UK Head Office facility in Tinsley, Sheffield in 2015. Part of the relocation saw the business invest in a purpose-built, EN50518 accredited, Alarm Receiving Centre to support SoloProtect customers.
Craig Swallow, Managing Director of SoloProtect UK commented:
"SoloProtect's inclusion in the Sunday Times 100 list for the first time was genuinely exciting - and all down to our staff, and how engaged they are with what we're doing in the business, and what we hope to do moving forward. I'd like to pay tribute to them and thank them for their efforts to date - and to ask that they continue to help us drive SoloProtect forward with the same dedication in 2016 and beyond".
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Employees at Coombes, who work on arboricultural projects for organisations including the Forestry Commission and Crown Estates, are often required to undertake work at height and use potentially dangerous machinery. To better meet their duty of care to their employees and accurately monitor their safety whilst they work, Coombes have launched BS8484 accredited lone worker safety solution StaySafe.
Produced by its own in-house experts, the guides comprehensively cover occupational and environmental noise measurement terminology respectively, acting as invaluable references guides within both industries.As technology continues to progress, the most advanced sound level meters can now measure more than 100 different noise parameters at the same time and each parameter says something different about the type of noise it is measuring.
RRC and Wiley & Sons have been working together on this great new addition to their popular "For Dummies" series. Wiley chose RRC not only because of their expertise in health and safety and their pedigree in publications, but also because they wanted to work with a company that could make the subject understandable to non-experts. Importantly, the style needs to be right too - so RRC have written it in an engaging humorous way - which is what the "for Dummies" series is famous for.
Richard, who is Bovis Homes Group customer and sales service director, was presented with the award at Suzy Lamplugh Trust National Personal Safety Awards in London.Lone worker experts Peoplesafe sponsored the Personal Safety Champion category and the overall awards, which were hosted by former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames.
The Emergency Evacuation Association (EEA) has been created in collaboration with Evac+Chair and will offer members publications, guidance and advice to safeguard the interests of organisations from all sectors and industries that have an interest or responsibility in emergency evacuation. EEA will provide a unified voice for the sector and aims to follow the FPA's lead by lobbying for improved safety standards. A starting point for EEA will be to lobby for standards to be introduced for evacuation products, a sector which is currently unregulated.
The company has been trying to find a safe and simple method to remove unwanted material from both product and employee’s clothing for years, but have consistently experienced issues with compressed air solutions.
Europe, 10th March, 2023: UK-based lone working experts Safepoint have signed an exclusive partnership agreement with ADT –one of the world’s most trusted security brands– to better protect their growing user base.
The parent company of a contractor that was building a wind farm in Scotland and a security firm that employed staff to guard the remote site have admitted safety breaches after a security guard was trapped in snow for four and half hours and later died from hypothermia.
A care company that provides housing support services for vulnerable adults and children has been fined £20,000 after one of its employees was raped by a service user, despite concerns being raised about this particular service user for more that 25 years.