The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Burton this week launched the Healthc and Seafety Authority Programme of Work for 2012 which will continue to target sectors that have a high rate of accidents and injuries.
A farm operator has been fined £112,500 after a worker was crushed to death in a potato harvesting machine in Fife. Keith Wannan died en-route to hospital after he was pulled from the machine, where he had been stuck for up to 30 minutes, at Foodie Farm near Cupar. The 34-year-old, from Cupar, had been carrying out an annual maintenance check on 6 September 2009.
Following the recent review and reissue of British Standard 8484:2011 for Lone Worker device and services, Argyll, the UK’s largest Lone Worker monitoring provider has warned that both public and private sector procurement processes lack the detailed understanding required to make an informed choice when sourcing a Lone Worker monitoring solution. Fundamentally businesses are generally unaware of the potential integrity of supplier sub-contract relationships and the associated processes for handling personal staff data. Organisations can be exposed to a threat of losing police response and the threat of a potential prosecution under the Data Protection Act and the Corporate Manslaughter & Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
Police are searching for two men who robbed a woman at knifepoint on Friday night. At about 6pm, the 49-year-old was sitting in her car in Hospital Street, Coatbridge, when the men opened the driver's side door, threatened her with a knife and stole a three figure sum of cash.
Scotland's largest police force is the first in Scotland to use Argyll technology for repeat victims of domestic abuse in a bid to protect them. The deployment by Strathclyde Police builds on the success of comprehensive trials of the Argyll system carried out by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary during January to September 2010. Devon & Cornwall Constabulary have now deployed the technology live within domestic violence and victim support services.
Scotland's largest police force is issuing GPS tracking devices to repeat victims of domestic abuse in a bid to protect them over the festive period. Strathclyde Police said people at risk would be able to activate the devices by touching a button.
Prosecutions for assaults against emergency service staff in the NHS have increased five-fold since 2005, according to new figures.
Devon and Cornwall Police are proud to announce the launch of tracking mobile phones for victims of domestic abuse. It is believed that the police force is the first in the country to use the devices for police purposes. The phones are designed for high-risk victims of domestic abuse but can be used by any person at risk. They work by tracking the phone almost in real time.
Andy Gray, UK & Ireland Service Operations Manager for Johnson Controls, recently completed a second long distance cycle across Europe for charity accompanied only by GPS safety technology supplied by Argyll. Andy was supported remotely throughout his cycle by Argyll, the UK’s leader in lone worker safety. Andy carried a tiny Smartcare GPS unit for personal safety throughout his trip and this was combined with Seeker, Argyll’s real-time track & trace secure Internet service, which allowed Argyll’s highly trained operators to ensure his safety and simultaneously permit Andy’s colleagues, supporters and sponsors to follow his progress in real time as he travelled across Europe.
Smart Care GPS device visits Hadrians Wall and is put through its paces with Argyll CEO, Tom Morton.
Johnson Controls employee gets on his bike for cancer care charity.
A recent survey of NHS, Local Authority and Housing sector managers researching the methods and practices for lone working and carried out by Glasgow University shows that less than 50% of business managers understand the current legislation, current industry standards and therefore the potential business impact and relevance of non-compliance. Amongst other key findings it is also clear that managers have very little understanding of the key components required in the design of a robust lone worker solution.
Following the recent drastic announcements by the Sentencing Guidelines Council that advises Courts in the award of punishments as the consequences for firms contravening health and safety legislation, Tom Morton, CEO of Argyll, the UK’s largest lone worker service provider, advises employers how they can safely mitigate corporate risks using existing technology.
FARMERS WHO fail to take legally-binding actions to prevent themselves and their families from being killed on their farms may lose grants and face prosecutions. Minister for Labour Affairs Dara Calleary signalled a stricter approach at the weekend in Co Mayo, where he said he had always favoured “the carrot rather than the stick approach”.
A farmer was trampled to death by a cow in front of his daughter as the pair put identity tags on their calves. John Ward was working with his 21-year-old daughter Katie at their Derbyshire farm when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon.
A man has died in a farm accident in north Devon. Emergency services were called to the farm in the Pyworthy area of Bideford on Monday evening.
As part of Johnson Controls’ support for the inaugural Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum, they are organising an employee only cycling tour from Brussels to Monaco.
Industry welcomes new operational headquarters and Alarm Receiving Centre for UK’s leading Lone Worker protection services and technology support companyWed 21 Oct, 2009
Argyll, the UK’s market leader in the rapidly growing Lone Worker protection and technology support sector recently hosted key industry stakeholders including NHS, Local Authorities, Insurers, BSIA, SBCC and ACPO(S) during a lone worker safety education and legislation information day. Over 50 delegates and VIP’s received a comprehensive briefing about the impact to business of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, lone working and the recent publication of British Standard BS8484 that will identify service providers and device manufacturer companies meeting the rigorous compliance needed for personal safety systems designed for lone worker protection.
Argyll offered fans of the Datsun 240Z the chance to track the iconic ‘Z cars’ online as they drove from Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity. The event, which was organised by The Classic Z Register, in aid of the RSPCA (Previously known as Datsun in export markets) and was supported by the GTR Owners Club, celebrated 40 years of the Z Series, which was first launched in October 1969 in Tokyo.