Wiltshire

Wiltshire College staff to be tracked by satellite

Staff at Wiltshire College are to be issued with personal GPS trackers.

The initiative, which is being piloted by three members of staff, is designed to increase the personal safety of those who often work alone at learning centres open to the public.

The satellite-tracked devices are able to send SOS text messages which contain the owner's exact location.

A college spokesman said the initiative demonstrated a "commitment to staff safety".

The devices which cost around £100 each will be rolled out to other college staff as required.

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