New partnership for lone-worker protection

A new partnership of market-leading UK companies is set to greatly enhance the way UK employers provide technology to protect lone workers

Protection provider Orbis Protect has joined forces with Derbyshire-based workforce tech specialist TBS in a move that integrates lone worker security technology with users’ management platforms, making them accessible through a single device for the first time.

This partnership is expected to boost reliability and engagement levels with lone worker security technology, by providing users with a single point of access and avoiding the need for employees to have a second protection device. The solution integrates mobile workforce management and button alarms which lone workers can access using mobile devices to communicate with support teams if they require assistance.

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This is the first time such a partnership has been set up in the lone worker protection industry. It could save major employers millions of pounds on providing lone workers with PDA devices, which are often underused.

Orbis Protect’s chief technology officer Shaun Wilcock said: “The services available to protect lone workers have evolved considerably over recent decades and we recognize that we need to lead the change that the industry needs to see.

“This new relationship with TBS is a ground-breaking development for the industry because it streamlines processes and provides users who work alone without direct supervision with the software to get jobs done more quickly. This has significant bottom-line benefits for employers and ultimately helps to keep users safer.”

Orbis Protect provides devices for more than 30,000 people who work alone every day, using sophisticated technology backed up by a responsive, knowledgeable support team. Clients include Ocado, the NHS, Transport for London and a large number of leading housing providers. TBS’ workforce management platform, provides features including mobile working, scheduling, job planning, Internet of Things and real-time management of an organization’s workforce.

Jon Poynton, TBS managing director said: Organisations today have a legal duty of care to protect their lone workers and colleagues who work alone. Our partnership with Orbis Protect will offer a smart solution to a long-standing challenge faced by the lone worker protection sector. 

“We think this will have far-reaching consequences, by offering users a much easier way to provide details about their location, communicate with members of a support team and ultimately ensure workers’ safety.

“We’re delighted to be part of the partnership and look forward to working with Orbis Protect and its partners to provide an even better service.”

Orbis gains ISO27001 accreditation for Lone Worker Protection

ISO27001 provides our customers with peace of mind that our lone worker solutions have been stringently audited and passed all the data security checks.

ISO27001 is recognised around the world and proves that Orbis has demonstrated compliant information security controls throughout the company.

Shaun Wilcock, Director of Monitoring Services of Orbis:

“The business benefits from ISO 27001 certification are considerable. Not only do the standards help ensure that a business’ security risks are managed effectively, but the adherence to the recognised standards sends a valuable and important message to customers and business partners: this business does things the correct way and we take the protection of data seriously”

Orbis has been protecting lone workers since 2001 and today we protect more than 25,000 employees each year. Our solutions continue to innovate, to provide the highest level of security and peace of mind for at-risk employees nationwide. Backed up by our wholly owned BS5979 Cat II alarm response centre and BS8484 lone worker accreditations, Orbis offers a full solution from incident, response to escalation.

As the way we work is constantly changing, Orbis’ devices are constantly evolving to meet the daily needs of our customers and their employees, we work closely with police and our clients to make sure that all their safety needs are met around the clock.

For more information about our solutions, get in touch today and one of our experts will be happy to help.