Mercury Security Management directors Liam Cullen (left) and Francis Cullen have joined forces with Guardian24s Grainne McCullagh to offer much needed protection to vulnerable lone workers, and also to local businesses and employers who have a duty to protect their staff or face very severe consequences in the event of an employee being harmed whilst carrying out their job. The solution on offer from Guardian24 and Mercury Security allows lone workers to use their mobile phone to log their whereabouts or track their movements via GPS. Their mobile device also doubles up as a covert panic button which can be activated discreetly if the lone workers safety is compromised. According to The Office of National Statistics 2009 there are approximately 2.5 to 3.5 million lone workers currently employed in the UK a long list that includes postal staff, social workers, doctors, district nurses, pest control workers, drivers, engineers, architects, estate agents, sales representatives and similar professionals visiting domestic and commercial premises. For more information on lone worker solutions, interested companies should contact Grainne McCullagh of Guardian24 on +44 (0) 28 9046 6460 or Mercury Security Management on +44 (0) 28 9262 0510.