Callmy is pleased to announce it has been awarded the BS8484:2016 standard for its lone working application.
For any service provider it’s important to be able to demonstrate their credentials. Potential customers need to know the standards they can expect and existing customers need to know how they can hold suppliers to account. This is especially true when it comes to protecting people in their everyday working lives and vital for lone worker services.
Setting a new standard
BS8484 is the British Standard for the provision of lone worker services. In 2009, the British Standards Institution (BSI) introduced BS8484 to set a benchmark for those who provide lone worker safety services. To keep pace with developments, particularly in the technology underpinning these services, the BSI reviewed and updated BS8484 in 2016. As a result, the new BS8484:2016 standard was launched, which now acts as a code of practice to providers of lone worker services.
Working with the emergency services
To achieve compliance with the standard, providers must be able to demonstrate to auditors that they meet all requirements. This includes basic issues such as the management structure of their organisation, financial stability, adequate insurance and robust data protection and privacy policies.
Ultimately, the BS8484 review benefited lone workers and their employers, and improved relations between lone worker safety solution providers and the