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Dignity partners with Peoplesafe

20 February 2024

DIGNITY, ONE of the UK’s leading providers of funeral services, has added the Peoplesafe personal safety service to its benefits package for all employees.

Dignity, which owns more than 700 funeral branches, 46 crematoria and 28 cemeteries, wanted to improve the care and wellbeing of its operational colleagues, who may be working in a funeral home or other business premises alone at any time. 

Some colleagues work with hazardous equipment or machinery, while grounds staff in crematoria and cemeteries are often working out of sight from other people and away from the main building. Other employees are required to travel for work, attending callouts following a bereavement, or carrying out funeral arrangements in people’s homes – sometimes out of regular office hours.

A supply of the MySOS personal safety alarms have now been shared between teams working in funeral homes, care centres, crematoria and Dignity’s coffin manufacturing facility in Yorkshire.  Durable and compact, MySIS fobs are perfect for lone and high-risk workers.

However, as a people-focussed business, the firm didn’t stop at operational staff, and decided to extend this same level of care and support to all staff, at any time, with all colleagues business-wide invited to install the Peoplesafe App on either a company or personal mobile device, affording everyone 24/7 protection and support from a professional Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) at the touch of a button.

Unlike free personal safety apps, this solution is monitored by trained call handlers, not family and friends, who can summon emergency help faster than 999.

“From the outset, Peoplesafe worked with us on a consultative basis to understand our needs and priorities. We care deeply about the wellbeing of our colleagues and want to ensure we’re maintaining safe working environments for them where everyone feels valued.  We decided to offer the Peoplesafe service across all roles, not just those working alone or in areas with a clear element of risk.  Our goal is to support each other and provide an employee benefit that protects staff while at work and travelling.  Giving them access to Peoplesafe means they have the peace of mind that they are supported with a professional service should anything unexpected happen,” says Steve Low, regional health and safety officer at Dignity.

Peoplesafe is the leading provider of employee protection services in the UK, with 20 years’ experience in providing state of the art technology, and innovative systems to help employers carry out their duty of care to protect employees.  It partners with public and private sector organisations to ensure their employees are safe as they do their job.

Naz Dossa, CEO, Peoplesafe says, “We’ve been working collaboratively with Dignity and are delighted that the company is experiencing an improved level of safety and employee protection, thanks to our personal safety service. Our solution doesn’t stop when someone finishes work and it’s fantastic that Dignity’s employee protection project extends to everyone in the business and is not restricted to working hours.”

For more information, visit www.peoplesafe.co.uk