With the cold nights rapidly approaching, more and more of us will be looking to catch a Taxi. Normally as long as we are fairly alert then a registered taxi is often the safest way of travelling late at night. However as with everything the bad guys in society also know we think this and…
We in the west can become flippant with the realities of our freedoms that we take for granted. It can sometimes be a huge wake up call as we travel, work or holiday abroad only to find that the norms we take for granted do not apply. Remember what we believe is our reality it might not be someone elses be…
Great to be back in London last week. Meeting people back in the office seems like a major step forwards.
Yes at the moment they are not the norm but are there setting things in motion for the expected start of return later this month.
I am sure at least in the short term there will be a change in the way people work. Maybe a hybrid of home and office working will be the future but a feeling of optimism is definitely starting to become apparent.
Personally I am really looking forwards to returning to delivering face to face workshops.
I know everyone is simply swamped at the moment so why not drop me a message and pass it to me to improve your peoples safety. Give your people the training to ensure they know how to identify and manage personal risk to ensure their personal safety.
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The Wednesday quick safety tip
One of the cheapest and simplest items that can significantly make a difference to your personal safety.
A wedge door stop.
Useful when travelling adding a layer of protection to a hotel room door.
If ever you need to block entry to an office. An example could be an armed intruder.
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For businesses the important fact in protecting your employees is that terrorist attacks continue and they should have safety awareness training.
The most frequent type of attack identified was lone attackers carrying out assaults in public places, targeting random individual members of the public.
The 2021 European Terrorism report (TESAT) was released this week by Europol showing that Jihadist attacks were still being undertaken during the Covid pandemic.
In the report a number of countries highlighted the risk of returning IS fighters who are European nationals and the effect this may have on further attacks or developing networks of sympathisers.
My advice would be to ensure your employees have personal safety awareness training while making sure your organisation does not have policies that may make things worse such as assembling together after a fire alarm.
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Do people really teach this crap
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The big problem is you are not protecting your staff fully.
It’s an old saying that the chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
When I talk to HR or Security Directors and we discuss the safety of the people in the organisation most have something in place.
Depending on the organisation it could be travel safety training, terrorism awareness, kidnap training or abuse support for those working from home.
However very few have it covered end to end and that’s an issue.
Rather than responding after each incident to address that specific event then the next and the one after that why not attempt to provide your people the support they need.
When I was running a fraud and revenue assurance department it soon became apparent quick fixes could cause problems elsewhere. Instead, every attempt was made to look at solving the whole system every time an issue arose.
The same should be done training your people to remain safe. Not only domestic abuse while working from home while ignoring safe travel or terrorism advice until that becomes a problem.
Awareness and personal risk training allows you to support your people through the whole of their day, regardless of where and how they are working, skills that are invaluable today.
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Why risk your life and the future of your loved ones for what you would earn in less than 10 minutes, your ego can put you at serious risk.
The thief, stalker, terrorist, assailant, or drug addict needing their next high has made their career not by working long hours in the office but by long hours committing crime.
Like you, they also studied, not for a degree but body language and how to identify the most vulnerable.
They have probably already served at least one prison term and are not scared of any repercussions.
Ask people how much money they would give to be able to return home that night, safe, rather than their loved ones panicking as they haven’t returned home. That hard reality needs to be understood and its one we discuss repeatedly throughout my workshops.
For years I have told the story of a very senior member of staff who attended one of my workshops. He stated that no one would take his wallet, instead he would fight. How dare they take what he had worked so hard for. When asked if he would show his wallet, we found only a tiny amount of cash alongside plastic cards and a driving licence. Literally zero value. ... See MoreSee Less
For someone who teaches people to be aware and how to stay safe tragedies like the death of Sarah Everard leave me saddened but also with mixed feelings.
Of course, I believe everyone should have not just the right but the ability to walk alone anywhere at any time.
However time and again it has been shown that this is not the case.
Unfortunately I do have concerns that as always some will exploit each tragedy to push their own agenda. Piggybacking onto devastatingly bad news to push their own and sometimes divisive beliefs, politics or cause.
Society wide issues, be that attacks on women, domestic abuse, knife attacks, terrorism or drug problems require society wide solutions and approaches if they are to be improved upon.
From the work I do I can assure you there are good and bad people everywhere you look. Fortunately I believe our society as a whole has far more good than bad and the way to help improve things is to include all of those in working towards everyone's safety.
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