Lone Worker Protection in action

G4S Secure Solutions (‘G4S’) today announced it will showcase its Lone Worker Protection Services at the IOSH 2011 conference and exhibition, at ExCeL, London between Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th March.  Guests at the IOSH Conference and Exhibition 2011 will be able to participate in an exclusive free one-month trial of a G4S lone worker device (LWD).

The annual IOSH conference is the largest and most comprehensive health and safety conference in the UK.  G4S Lone Worker Protection Services, part of G4S Secure Solutions (UK), the UK’s leading security service provider, provides innovative solutions to protect organisations’ lone and vulnerable workforces across a range of industries including retail, energy and utilities and financial services.  

G4S provides a comprehensive lone worker managed service which includes a range of market –leading devices, with features including real time active tracking, man-down,  and time-based alerts. The G4S service ensures at – risk personnel are protected and monitored 24 hours a day, from G4S’s accredited* monitoring facilities.

Mark Wakeford, Managing Director of G4S Monitoring & Response Services said, “Our managed service identifies how best to protect lone workers at risk of violence, verbal abuse or kidnap. Staff employed to work alone at remote sites at risk of “man down” scenarios need protection with adequate support procedures put in place too. During the current economic times, many organisations have rationalised their workforces, which has led to more employees working alone thereby increasing the risks for employees and employers alike.

“Employers have always had a duty of care for their staff and with the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 and a tightening of associated Health and Safety Legislation, organisations need to continuously review and update the support arrangements they put in place for their lone workers.”

G4S supplies businesses with a lone worker managed solution. Solution build includes a  risk assessment, device options and selection,  mobilisation and training, service logistics ( leavers joiners etc), service management, management information, and , specialist lone worker  operatives  monitoring and responding to alarm activations. This service is backed up by our 24/7 specialist lone worker trained telephone operators who are continuously monitoring and responding to alarm activations from individuals in distress.

The G4S solution uses the latest advances in technology and tracks workers using GPS signalling, raising an alarm if an exception event occurs. The technology also provides valuable work force management information with an emergency response to be deployed quickly and accurately if required.

Join G4S on 16th March at the Spotlight Theatre two, between 10.40am – 11.10am to see its lone worker protection in action and hear more about legal requirements.

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