Meets new standard
23 January 2013
SitexOrbis has become one of the first lone worker protection providers to be accredited to the new BS8484. The accreditation comes just months after BSI published the standard in September 2009, the full title of wh
The accreditation comes just months after BSI published the standard in September 2009, the full title of which is the Code of practice for the provision of lone worker devices.
A fundamental aspect of gaining accreditation for the company is the assurance that SitexOrbis operators will, where necessary, continue to be able to escalate lone worker related emergencies to the police, fire and ambulance services.
Partly to reduce false alarms, police authorities have signalled their intention to respond only to lone worker emergencies reported by organisations accredited to BS8484 and the lower level BS5979 for alarm receiving centres. SitexOrbis is among the few to be accredited to both.