November 30, 2022
Health & Safety

Random Safety and Security Tips


You might have already heard some of these in the past, at school, or orientations for a new job etc.

This is not tailored to one particular job or scene; this is more general. It is for whenever the need arises, when you find yourself in such a situation or your friend or neighbor does.

It is also to encourage safety consciousness and application in our daily lives.

Let’s get into it;

  • Don’t smoke in a non-smoking area, examples gas stations, and some wings of a factory or industrial sites.
  • Don’t drink and drive or handle machines.
  • Don’t take medication and handle machinery.
  • Always wear your seatbelts.
  • Kids below age 12 should seat behind.
  • Don’t text while driving.
  • Obey traffic laws.
  • Don’t touch live wires and energized materials without an insulator and observing the correct protocol for handling such things.
  • Avoid jaywalking (crossing roads without regard for the flow of traffic and at inappropriate points).
  • Stay alert always.
  • Don\’t handle sharp objects without caution.
  • Fix or replace broken and defective switches, wires and equipment on time.
  • Don’t run on the stairs.
  • Don’t run on wet and polished floors.
  • Don’t pour water into a burning pot/pan when the fuel is cooking oil, cover it to cut supply of oxygen.
  • Have fire extinguishers at home, offices and in your cars.
  • Learn how to use fire extinguishers.
  • Don’t use materials like paper, rubber, plastics, nylon, foam as stands for candles; also place them out of the reach of lit candles.
  • Don’t throw aerosol cans into fire, its content is pressurized… this will cause an explosion.
  • Don’t throw batteries into fire.
  • Don’t stand under suspended load, and under scaffolds.
  • Observe safety laws and rules at your places of work, also any where and every where. Safety practice is a way of life.
  • Don’t touch bleeding cuts and wounds with bare hands, especially when you equally have broken skin.
  • Don’t pull out knifes or deeply thrust objects from wounds, without immediate medical attention the victim could bleed to death.
  • Once you encounter an accident or accident victim, first thing is to ensure you and the victim are in no form of further danger…. then call for help before you follow on with administering first aid if you know how.
  • Attend a first aid course, it could come in handy someday.
  • Don’t climb into manholes.
  • Keep sharp objects out of the reach of toddlers and kids.
  • Don’t touch someone being electrocuted, turn off the power supply immediately.
  • Your attitude to work could lead to accident, don’t be lazy or try to cut corners. Do you duties dutifully and smartly.
  • Do not ignore signs of danger.
  • Check the conditions of your vehicle before embarking on journeys.
  • Change worn and expired tires of your vehicle.
  • Always have a spare tire in your car.
  • Don’t wear dangling accessories or cloths when handling some kind of machinery to avoid accidents.

There is so much more to talk about so will continue in another post, please share your thoughts and tips in the comments. Thank you for reading!!!

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