Safety Tips – Driving in the Snow

Safety Tips – Driving in the Snow

The Winter Weather is upon us again, and it doesn’t take long before we all start spinning our wheels and pirouetting off the roads. So – here’s some extremely basic tips to help you stay safer on the snowy roads. Be Smooth. Drive using all of the controls, the steering, the throttle, the brakes, as gently as possible Read the Road Ahead – it takes 10 times longer to stop in snow – so...

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Safety Tips – Fire Safety in the Home

I read with huge sadness the terrible story of the Smith family that had been tragically destroyed by a house fire earlier this week. 4 children from the same family all died as they were overcome by smoke and fumes from a fire that started in their home. My thoughts are with them right now, and in deed, all of those affected by this horrific danger.. As always, it’s sad times like these...

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10 Ways to Stay Safe at Christmas

10 Ways to Stay Safe at Christmas

At the point of writing this article, the festive season is now well and truly upon us. Understanding that this is the time of year that our threat levels increase, from risks of accidents and personal injury through to the dangers of physical assault, and from burglary of your home to the more serious street theft and robbery, it’s crucial that we apply the correct levels of personal security...

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Phone Hacking – How to Stay Protected

Phone hacking has been in the headlines a lot recently and so I thought I’d share a few simple tips on how to protect your phone. In the cases where answerphone messages have been accessed and listened to, the first thing you need to do is set a PIN on your voicemail services, via your service provider. Most mobile phone users are able to access their voicemail from any phone simply by...

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Anti-Grappling

Anti-Grappling

ANTI-GRAPPLING One of the common mistakes I’ve seen of late is on Self Defence classes, Women being taught the “guard” position as a “go to” position should they be forced to the ground by an attacker. Without being too crude, having your attacker positioned between your legs is surely not the best position for a female to be in – and I would suggest, is the position the attacker...

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Knife Awareness

Following our successful Women’s Knife Awareness course, I have decided to focus this month’s self defence tips on Knife Attack As with all self defence, the primary focus should be on awareness and avoidance, and so below is a list of tips which will help you to spot likely attackers before they have chance to approach you. The earlier you can spot problems and the sooner you can...

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Sian O’Callaghan – Lessons from a Tragic Story

Sian O’Callaghan – Lessons from a Tragic Story

The tragic story of the 22 year old Sian O’Callaghan, who went missing after a night out and was later found by Police, the victm of a vicious and tragic crime. It’s a sad story and one where we must all bow our heads and pray for her family and friends at this time. However, it’s also a story that we must draw lessons from and not make it any easier for these predatory and evil...

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Hotel Safety Tips

Whether you are travelling on business or holidays, it’s important that your personal security measures do not drop the moment you arrive at your hotel. So here are some simple tips to help you stay safe when using Hotels Hotel Selection Choose reputable hotels, ideally large chains where you know the standard of service and security you can expect Try to choose rooms that do not have...

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Date Safe – Personal Security on Valentine’s Day

Date Safe – Personal Security on Valentine’s Day

The month of lurrrrve is upon us with Valentines day only a couple of weeks away and so I thought I’d share a few date-safe tips for those embarking on a new relationship and intending to go out on first dates. The most common date-rape drug is alcohol – so know your limits and avoid drinking too much that will impare your judgement. Always keep your food and drink within sight and...

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Cashpoint (ATM) Safety Tips

As the Christmas season approaches we are all going to be hitting the shops and bars to buy gifts and enjoy the festivities. It’s likely this will mean visiting a cashpoint (ATM) at some stage, so here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when using cashpoints. A recent survey has shown an estimated £36m was withdrawn fraudulently from cashpoints last year with over 250 machines having...

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