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Lone worker solution earns BS8484 certification

27 May 2016

Blackline Safety Corp. has received British Standard 8484: 2011 (BS8484) accreditation for its lone worker monitoring solutions from the SSAIB (Security Systems & Alarms Inspection Board).

BS8484 defines the industry-leading code of practice for lone worker equipment and monitoring services in the United Kingdom.

“With approximately 15 per cent of employees working alone, our new BS8484 accreditation gives customers confidence that our Loner solutions meet and exceed industry requirements,” Blackline Safety Europe's MD Gavin Boorman said. “Coupled with our Alarm Receiving Centre partner monitoring services, Blackline delivers the fastest possible emergency response for every industry, employee role, location and scenario.”

“BS8484 accreditation enables certified service suppliers to bring the highest level of police response— Level 1—not normally available through the 999 or 101 systems,” says Patrick Dealtry, lone worker consultant at Lone Working Group. “Before the police commit themselves to this level of response they need to know that such a request has been verified as genuine, which means that it comes from an organisation that meets BS8484.”

Blackline Safety offers a large portfolio of lone worker monitoring solutions to meet the diverse requirements of customers in every industry. Its new Loner M6 device features a blue LiveResponse light that confirms to the lone worker that help is on the way. It also incorporates a speakerphone system that projects the monitoring agent’s voice loudly and clearly while capturing the employee’s voice through a sensitive microphone.

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