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Blackline Safety sets the standard for lone workers with certified gas detector

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Blackline Safety has unveiled the G7c personal wearable, the world’s first connected gas detector and lone worker safety monitor certified to the newly-upgraded BS 8484:2022, the standard that underpins the UK’s lone worker safety leadership.

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Employers have a legal obligation to manage any health and safety risks before their employees can work alone.

Natalie Hays, QHSE & Compliance Manager, at Blackline Safety Europe Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of Blackline Safety Corp, said: “Considering employee safety, wellbeing and security at a strategic level leads to a culture of safety at work at the operational level

“BSI (British Standards Institution) states that ‘lone worker protection might be a consideration for both safety and security strategies. It contributes to the organisation’s governance, management of risk and compliance with both company policies and legal obligations.’

Hays added: “The UK’s thorough safety regulations help ensure we consistently achieve success in keeping people safe while at work.

“The BS 8484:2022 standard underpins the UK’s safety leadership by providing lone worker product and service providers with a code of practice that allows the despatch of a police Level 1 response,” she explained. “Blackline Safety Europe, Ltd are very proud to be among the first businesses in the UK to be accredited to the new upgraded BS8484:2022 standard.”

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