This month marks 36 years since Suzy Lamplugh’s disappearance. On the 28th of July 1986, Suzy Lamplugh was officially declared missing. Suzy was a 25-year-old estate agent who disappeared during her work while showing a client around a house in Fulham. You can read the entirety of Suzy’s story on the Suzy Lamplugh Trust website. Suzy’s parents, Paul and Diana, set up the Lamplugh Trust in 1986 to ensure personal safety was a public priority, and the trust has been doing its vital work ever since.
About the Lamplugh Trust
Suzy Lamplugh Trust is widely regarded as a field expert in lone-working and personal safety training, stalking training, as well as consultancy, campaigning, and support services. Its mission is to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education, and support.
First2HelpYou – keeping lone workers safe
Lone worker devices play a huge part in ensuring what happened to Suzy, doesn’t happen again. With the press of a button, lone worker can receive immediate help in an emergency. First2HelpYou’s KIT device and ID badge both use GPS technology, which provides a high degree of location accuracy, enabling businesses to keep track of their employees’ current location for maximum safety.
A fast response is key
Response times are essential in ensuring that an individual receives help as soon as an alert is raised. First2HelpYou’s Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. It is a BS8484 certified lone worker monitoring station, which means that we follow the response and verification targets outlined in the legislation. The BS8484 accreditation also allows us to provide a ‘Level 1’ emergency response service using a Unique Reference Number (URN).
Working together to reduce the risk of violence
The anniversary of Suzy Lamplugh certainly isn’t one to celebrate. However, Suzy Lamplugh’s disappearance is a reminder to continue to reduce the risk of violence and aggression against lone workers and other individuals to this day.