Wood Green – The Animals Charity

Wood Green, the Animals Charity has grown over the last 90 years to become one of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations. Every year, the charity re-homes over 5,500 animals as well as delivering educational talks, tours and training sessions for children and adults.

The charity have a range of lone working activities that present an inherent level of risk. From lone workers entering domestic properties on home check-ups to maintenance staff working alone in remote areas. Wood Green take their employee Duty of Care seriously enough to care for staff on official business using public transport outside of normal working hours.

With any form of lone working, a robust policy should be in place to ensure your staff are adequately protected when performing their duties. Wood Green decided that equipping their workers with Peoplesafe’s MySOS lone worker alarms provided a vital additional layer of security.

Tom O’Connell, Protection and Welfare Services Manager for Wood Green was tasked with sourcing a lone worker solution that suited all of their requirements.

“Peoplesafe’s service supports our staff operationally and ensures that we are meeting our health and safety obligations regarding duty of care… it’s a win-win scenario.”

Tom O’Connell, Protection & Welfare Services Manager

“With the reputation of being the leading brand of lone working safety devices and response support, I felt confident and assured that we were placing the safety of our staff in professional hands. With the easy to use and innovative devices backed up by fully trained, professional response staff, the choice really was straight forward.”

Wood Green opted for 31 MySOS personal safety devices. The palm-sized device allows users to call for help at the press of a button. With two-way audio and GPS, help is never far away and Incident Managers at Peoplesafe’s Alarm Receiving Centre can direct emergency response to the user’s exact location, fast.

With the options of fall detection and Roaming SIM cards which operate across all mobile networks providing reception in known black-spots, never has lone worker protection been so comprehensive.

Peoplesafe’s service is fully accredited to the highest lone working industry standards including BS 8484:2016, BS EN 50518:2019 and Secured by Design.

Tom O’Connell continues, “the devices are discreet and very easy to use which is key when supplying them to a range of staff. The quality of the devices and level of service supplied is outstanding. It provides the peace of mind that we, as an employer, have ensured that our staff are being monitored by professionals when they’re exposed to higher risk activity.”