An app designed to safeguard lone workers has been awarded the NSI Guarding Silver British Standard BS8484 hallmark for its compliance with current safety legislation and practices.
StaySafe Business received the accreditation for its app and cloud-based monitoring service, which tracks a lone worker’s location via GPS and alerts their manager if they don’t check-in within a specified time.
The app works on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry and offers a wide range of functions including a panic button, working session expiry and low battery warnings, GPS tracking, inactivity 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 StaySafe’s monitoring and response partners who offer 24/7 service across the UK.
NSI chief executive Richard Jenkins said: “We are delighted that StaySafe has achieved NSI Guarding Silver approval for the provision of lone worker device services.
“Organisations working in the security sector aspire to obtain NSI approval and StaySafe’s clients and their employees can be reassured that the service StaySafe provides has been robustly audited against the relevant industry standards. I congratulate StaySafe and wish them every success for the future.”
Don Cameron, CEO of StaySafe, added: “Achieving BS8484 status means we join the handful of lone worker safety devices available that meet the stringent industry standards of approval. This is a hugely important development for us as a business as we are now independently recognised as having a solution of the highest quality, which is fully compliant.”