The International Centre for Life

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“It’s a simple and effective system to use, providing peace of mind to our lone workers.”

life-logo-resizeThe Customer

The International Centre for Life is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is an independent and self-funding charitable trust, which does not receive public funding.

Life’s mission is to ignite and nurture a curiosity in everyone for science, technology, engineering and maths and to encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. Life supports world-class science in the region and makes a positive economic, social and cultural contribution to North East England and its communities.

Life Science Centre, which opened in May 2000, is the only purpose-built Science Centre in the north, attracting over 250,000 visitors per year. Life’s varied and eclectic public engagement programme attracts a broad audience including families, adults, pre-schoolers and teenagers.  Life also has the biggest schools’ science workshop programme in any European museum or Science Centre.

The Challenge

The International Centre for Life employ a number of staff who may at times work alone, such as their Car Park Attendants, who operate out of a remote office. If an employee was to face any difficulty such as an assault, accident or become ill, they would require an effective means of calling for help in an emergency.

The Solution

Looking for suitable yet cost-effective lone worker protection, Stuart Stangroom – Head of Facilities for the International Centre for Life came across Guardian24 – the UK and Ireland’s leading lone worker solution. Following a successful free trial of the MicroGuard device, they now equip all of their lone working employees with the keyfob style alarm.

As Stuart Stangroom comments, “Our organisation is very diverse with staff operating across a varied property portfolio, often working alone in isolated areas with limited communication to our control room.”

“Guardian24 provided what we considered to be the best solution to meet our needs and in particular, to provide an automatic remote alarm function.”

Stuart Stangroom – Head of Facilities for the International Centre for Life

The MicroGuard provides users with a means for quickly and easily raising an emergency alert at the touch of a button. Linking directly to Guardian24’s dedicated 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre, users can feel safe in the knowledge that help and assistance is never far away.

The Benefits

Since its introduction, Guardian24 has become an excellent safety system which enhances staff safety during a lone-working activity. As well as helping the business to fulfil its Duty of Care towards its colleagues, it gives employees confidence and security when carrying out work in remote locations.

As Stuart concludes, “It’s a simple and effective system to use, providing peace of mind to our lone workers.”

“I’d absolutely recommend Guardian24 because in my opinion it’s a reliable and effective means of safeguarding staff and contractors.”

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