It should not take a life-and-death incident to make you realise that your employees need a lone worker safety device. In the past, we have had conversations with employers that start with “we’ve had an incident, so we would like to look at lone worker devices.” Don’t make this mistake! A lone worker device is a no brainer when it comes to protecting your employees.
Below, we talk about Suzy Lamplugh’s disappearance in 1986. This is just one of many tragic cases highlighting the risks of lone working.
The Suzy Lamplugh disappearance
25-year-old Suzy Jane Lamplugh, was a British estate agent reported missing on 28 July 1986 in Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom.
Suzy left her desk for a 12.45 appointment with a ‘Mr Kipper’ and was never seen again. The disappearance sparked Britain’s biggest-ever missing person’s inquiry because detectives were never able to trace her body. They also failed to gather enough evidence to charge their prime suspect. Unfortunately, Suzy was eventually declared deceased after seven years in 1993.
Today, a device could have enabled Suzy to seek help when she needed it. Unfortunately, in the 1980s lone worker safety devices were not available. However, devices exist today so that what happened to Suzy does not happen to anyone else.
Trial a lone worker safety device by First2HelpYou
We offer a full 30-day free trial on any of our lone worker devices. You can try any device unrestricted before you commit to signing a contract.
All First2HelpYou devices are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you decide to purchase a lone worker safety device, you will gain access to our management portal, where you can quickly and effectively manage your estate of lone workers. This will help you keep your employees safe, respond quickly to any activations, and audit the take-up of your lone worker solutions.