SEND FOR HELP GROUP – BREXIT STATEMENT
Just like us, you have been planning for how Brexit (the UK’s exit from the European Union) could impact your company and of course your current supplier relationships. Internally, we have taken all the steps necessary to ensure continuity of service and uninterrupted lone worker protection, regardless of how Brexit is finalised.
YOUR SERVICE – NO DISRUPTIONS
Trading under our subsidiaries – Skyguard, Peoplesafe and Guardian24, the Send For Help group is the World’s largest lone worker protection provider and we would like to assure you that your lone worker service will not be affected.
EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
If there’s a Brexit deal – the implementation period will mean data controllers see no immediate change in their day-to-day obligations. And personal data will be able to flow freely from the UK to the EU and from the EU to the UK.
If there’s no Brexit deal – The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out 6 steps for businesses to follow in preparation of the EU exit in a no deal scenario and we are following these steps:
1. Continue to apply GDPR standards and follow current ICO guidance. Our Data Protection Officer will continue in the same role for both the UK and Europe.
2. Identify where we receive data into the UK from the European Economic Area (EEA). Consult ICO guidance – consider GDPR safeguards and put them in place to ensure that data can continue to flow once we are outside the EU.
3. Identify where we transfer data from the UK to any country outside the UK, as these will fall under new UK transfer and documentation provisions.
4. Review the structure, processing operations and data flows to assess how the UK’s exit from the EU will affect the data protection regimes.
5. Review our privacy information and our internal documentation.
6. Inform our organisation, make sure that key people are aware of this process and that we keep up to date with the latest information and guidance from the ICO.
The Send for Help Group is certified against the highest possible industry standards. We have been instrumental in working with industry bodies and the Police, to assist in developing these standards and we will continue our involvement regardless of the Brexit outcome. The National Standards Body, BSI (British Standards Institute) is responsible for the UK’s catalogue of national standards and The General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. This membership enables the BSI to continue influencing the development and maintenance of European standards, so this will be unaffected.
As the World’s largest lone worker supplier we have a well-established process and a robust supply chain. However, we have undertaken a review of our supply chain to minimise the impact of any major changes following Brexit including reviews of our stocking policies and import procedures.
Should you have any questions regarding the impact of Brexit on your relationship or business with the Send for Help Group, (Skyguard, Peoplesafe or Guardian 24) please contact with us and we will ensure your concerns are addressed.