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338 - Alarm Receiving Centre Standards and Lone Worker Alarms - a guide

The aim of this document is to provide clarity to providers and specifiers of Lone Worker Services (LWS) and end user organisations with respect to the current status of the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) standards and the implications for handling LWS alarms and escalation through to the Police.

Why aren’t we more prepared?

The security industry has been quiet on the impact of Brexit so far - it's time we took notice

  • 9 January 2019
  • Author: Andrew Cooper
  • Number of views: 6485

I find it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit.  Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in the PM’s plan or think she is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtably the topic of the moment and will remain so for some time to come.  Yet collectively the security industry remains relatively mute on its potential impact – which could be significant.


323 The changes between BS 8484:2011 and BS 8484:2016 - a guide

This guide has been undertaken in a clause-by-clause basis where there are changes or additional clauses added to BS 8484:2016. This will provide an easy reference to those reading this guideline alongside the standard.

A guide to lone worker services for the retail sector

  • 21 June 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 7084

This guide, aimed at employers and stakeholders in the retail sector, highlights the importance of lone worker safety and explains how lone worker devices are helping to keep employees safe. 

285 A guide to lone worker services in the hospitality sector

A guide to lone worker services in the hospitality sector offers useful information about lone workers in the hospitality sector, how lone worker protection solutions work and what employers should look for when choosing a system.

288 Lone workers - An Employers Guide

Lone Workers - An Employers Guide provides employers with easy-to-follow advice about British Standard BS8484 - the Code of Practice for the provision of Lone Worker Services - and what they should look for when sourcing a supplier.

BS8484 Logos - Usage Guidelines for BSIA Members

Promoting the value of BS8484 to end-users and security buyers is a key priority of the BSIA's Lone Worker Section.

284 Lone Workers - Employees' Guide

The BSIA Lone Workers Group have produced a guide for employees to help them mitigate the risks of working on their own. It is a checklist dealing with the main areas of concern.

256 The use of a Lone Worker device or app

This guide gives advice on the use of a Lone Worker device or app and details steps to take to ensure a Lone Worker device is in full working order.

248 A Guide to Health and Safety for lone workers

This guide has been created to assist companies when dealing with employees who carry out their duties in isolation from other workers. Examples of such workers could be security officers, alarm engineers or any employee that works away from their fixed base of work.