We were recently asked if the Orbis Red Alert system will be used as a 'tracking system' by NHBC.

We gave the advice that the company can only track you with your consent according to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

This is NOT the intention of the system. It is for your personal safety and NHBC have a duty to you to manage your health and safety risks while you are out on site. We would like to assure members that NHBC are not carrying out any monitoring of your location through any tracking data.

We would also remind members that the NHBC Lone Working procedures state that when you're carrying out lone working you must comply with certain conditions. Check these out here.

We understand that there has been an increase in threatening behaviour across the inspection areas,  and if you come under threat then the alarm will pinpoint where you are when it is activated so that help can be given.