Kings Secure Technologies collaborates with Lone Worker Solutions to protect front line staff

Safety is at the forefront of Kings Secure Technologies’ activities at all times. With this in mind, from next month all of the company’s remote workers will be using the Safe Hub App from Lone Worker Solutions on their smart devices.

Statistics show that workplace violence has increased across the last seven years, with over 350,000 workers exposed to threats and over 250,000 victims of assault in the workplace in 2017. As a result, Kings Secure Technologies asked employee representatives at its Front Line Colleagues Forum what more could be done to protect them at work. A growing concern was the increasing number of night working taking place, whereby small teams of engineers operate in large buildings throughout the night.

Combined with the ongoing terror threat in the UK, Kings Secure Technologies’ senior management team decided to act.

The business has partnered with Lone Worker Solutions to supply the latter’s Safe Hub product to customers. It seemed a natural fit to supply this technology to Kings Secure Technologies’ personnel who work alone.

Safe Hub is a locate-and-respond protection system for people who work alone or out of sight of their colleagues. It offers a comprehensive package of features including emergency, buddy, reactive, proactive, broadcast and virtual barrier protection for all lone working scenarios.

Safe Hub supports the broadest possible array of devices including Android, Apple and Windows smart phones, BlackBerry, standard mobiles, PCs, intrinsically safe devices, specialist lone working safety devices and satellite phones.

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has approved Lone Worker Solutions for BS 8484:2016 (the British Standard Code of Practice for the provision of lone worker device services) under its Guarding Gold scheme.

Kings has recently been approved by NSI to BS 8484:2016 under the Alarm Receiving Centre Gold scheme. Through this partnership, the business is actively reducing the risk posed to its employees by ensuring they’re monitored by operators at its Technology Monitoring Centre. The technology can also be used to ensure the safety of employees in a national threat incident.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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