The clock is ticking down to 29 March, when the UK is due to leave the European Union. It’s hard to avoid the uncertainty about how the final shape of Brexit will affect the UK economy. For individual businesses, there are all sorts of contingencies if there’s a no-deal exit. And at the macro level, there are almost daily reports about what might happen with or without a deal. We’re aware how this uncertainty might be affecting the organisations that we work with – and their lone workers.
Seamless lone worker protection, whatever the post-Brexit future holds
Here at Lone Worker Solutions, we wanted to take this opportunity to reassure our existing and prospective clients that for us, it’s business as usual. Our Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) have robust business continuity plans in place, which means that they will operate as normal come what may. In any case, access to Europe’s Galileo public GPS signal and GSM technologies will remain unaffected due to treaty obligations. (Concerns over GPS availability are at this stage limited to military and security service usage).
We’ll continue to meet General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, which have been incorporated into UK law already. For some organisations, the prospect of the UK becoming a third country for data protection purposes may cause problems. At Lone Worker Solutions, all our clients’ data is stored here in the UK, so there are no cross-border data flows.
We’re taking the necessary steps to ensure an uninterrupted supply of our dedicated lone worker devices. Due to the nature of our supply chains, we’re able to maintain direct communication with our key suppliers. That way, we understand their respective plans for the various potential outcomes of Brexit, which will ensure uninterrupted component supply. And for new customers, we can reassure them that we can maintain the supply of customer orders at agreed prices.
Keeping lone workers safe in post-Brexit Britain
We know that for many lone workers, Safe Hub apps and devices have become part of their everyday health and safety practice. Whatever happens after March 29, lone workers can rely on us to provide them with protection and support when they need it. We’ll continue to provide our full range of emergency, buddy, reactive, proactive, barrier and broadcast functions. Just as we do at present, we’ll continue to protect them lone workers whenever they’re at work and whatever role they have. We’ll get them the help they need as soon as they need it – and where we can, we’ll stop them getting into trouble in the first place.
Contact Lone Worker Solutions and the Safe Hub team today Call: +44-(0)161 885 2122
Post by George Stavrinidis
George is Chief Executive Officer of Lone Worker Solutions (LWS). He believes passionately that everyone should be protected and supported at work. George supports LWS clients to make sure they enjoy the most effective relationship with the team and maximise the effectiveness of their deployment of Safe Hub.