Improving security of MPs and their staff

Lone Worker Solutions has been selected as a leading provider to enhance the security of MPs and their staff teams after increased personal threats and the heightened risk of terrorist attacks.

Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, has been at the forefront of initiatives to increase the security of MPs and their staff. The enhanced security measures are in response to increased terror threats and a wave of personal threats against MPs. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has backed the initiative saying that additional funding was available to enhance security arrangements in light of “recent events”. The National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure have circulated measures that MPs can take at home and in their offices.

Amongst the improvements, lone worker protection technology is being deployed by a number of MPs. The Police Commissioner has recommended that MPs choose a technology solution that is certified to BS8484:2016 (the industry standard).

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About Lone Worker Solutions

At Lone Worker Solutions, it’s our business to protect employees, managers and shareholders from the risks associated with working alone. This includes the potential hazards faced by staff who work by themselves, remotely, or out-of-sight or earshot of colleagues. When it comes to safety we don't believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach; instead, we tailor our solution to each organisation's exact needs.

Post update

This post has been updated to reflect recent changes and improvements to the naming of Lone Worker Solutions' platform and the safety features that it provides. Prior to 2018, Safe Hub was called LoneWorker Manager, Safe Check was called Heartbeat, and Group Alert was called Broadcast Messaging. These updates reflect advancements in the platform and help to improve end-user comprehension.

Please also note that this article was originally posted before the tragic murder of the Labour MP, Jo Cox.