What is it?


BS 8484:2016 is the British Standard for suppliers of device/app based Lone Worker services.

The purpose of this website is to provide a resource for all those with an interest in Best Practice for the protection of Lone Workers, (also known as mobile  or remote workers), and vulnerable people.  These may be customers, suppliers, ARCs or anyone else who wants information and contacts.

BS 8484:2016 was issued on 11 August 2016 as a major revision to the standard.   Details are at the ‘BS8484:2016 revision‘ tab.   To allow suppliers and auditors to prepare, the new standard will apply from 28 Feb 2017

BS8484 is about Response which does not necessarily mean Protection.  Both are addressed on different pages: Click here for Response and here for Protection.

BS8484 focuses on the measures needed to bring the highest level of police response, Level 1, not normally available through the 999 or 101 systems, to those who need it in an emergency and who cannot do so themselves.

While not every situation will require police response, meeting their stringent requirements means demands for other forms of response, many coming through the police, will also be met.

Before the police commit themselves to this level of response they need to know that such a request has been verified as genuine which means that it comes from an organisation which meets BS8484. The standard applies to service suppliers and ARCs which have had to provide resources and go through the rigours of meeting the standard’s requirements.

Users of the BS8484 website will benefit from:

  • BS8484; explanation, background and news
  • A table of [bw_link 210]
  • Lobbying influential organisations
  • An insight into Best Practice

This website is owned and operated by Patrick Dealtry who also provides services to help companies getting into the market, gaining accreditation and the training of ARC operators.