SitexOrbis lands accreditation


Solutions provider becomes one of the first firms to receive the new BS8484 lone worker certificate

Lone worker protection solution provider SitexOrbis has become one of the first companies to be accredited with the new lone worker standard.

The BS8484 standard confirms a high level of service for end users and business partners. The emergency services have said they will now only answer alerts set off by end users using an accredited business.

SitexOrbis chief David Walker said: “BS8484 is hugely important to us and our customers. More than 10,000 workers rely on us for their safety. Business partners such as Vodafone and BlackBerry-maker RIM can pass assurance on to their customers that we will continue to offer a best in class service.

“This has been a very positive exercise for everyone involved. The outcome is the culmination of the years we have spent developing lone worker protection in that we are able to meet and often exceed the standard’s portfolio of recommendations. Our service also dovetails well with the police. Lone workers can proactively manage risk at work in the knowledge that should a situation escalate, we have the ability to contact the emergency services on their behalf.”

The SitexOrbis application can be downloaded onto a wide range of smartphones and PDAs.