The Role of Vigilance in Safety
Situational awareness requires knowing and understanding what is happening around you, predicting how it will change with time, and being in tune with the dynamics of your environment. It is part of our daily activities—when crossing the street, driving a car, or preparing a meal.
Preparing for Civil Unrest
As in any emergency, one of the keys to your safety is to remain calm. There may be a lot of confusion, and news and social media may give inaccurate or contradictory information. Remain vigilant and adaptable to the developing situation.
Have a Heart
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), four out of five sudden cardiac arrests happen at home, which means knowing CPR can mean the difference between life and death.
Severe Weather Prep & Safety
Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere. It can include hazardous conditions such as damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding, freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds. Be sure your workplace is prepared.
Travel Smart, Travel Safe
Travel can be an enriching and rewarding experience, and a little preparation can mean the difference between a positive and negative travel experience. In addition to clothing and other necessities, be sure to include Securitas’s core value of Vigilance on your packing list to help ensure a safer, more secure travel experience.
Security in Uncertain Times
Personal security awareness is essential in uncertain times. Awareness is a choice. One must choose to pay attention. Routine tasks often become just that: routine. Maintaining operative situational awareness requires real effort. Take time to focus on your responsibilities and your surroundings, even those that are most familiar.
Stress Management in an Emergency
Medical or fire emergencies are stressful environments, and stress is a natural human reaction in an emergency. However, panic and anxiety from stressors can lead to inaction and cause unnecessary distress. Knowing what to do in a stressful situation can prepare you with the information needed to stay calm and act effectively to keep yourself and your co-workers safe, and can help you make better and safer decisions about what to do.
Keys to Workplace Safety
According to OSHA statistics, slips, trips and falls (STF) are responsible for the majority of nonfatal occupational injuries nationwide. More than half of these injuries result from falls on level surfaces. Keeping an eye out for potential hazards can help create a safe work environment.
Responding to An Active Shooter
Active shooting has become a common cause of occupational fatalities in recent times, with instances occurring in schools, offices, shopping malls and other public places. It is essential to know how to react when you face such an incident. Being aware of safety strategies can help you not just stay safe, but also help save the lives of many. An untrained person is likely to react with fear, helplessness and panic. A trained person on the other hand, can make a big difference to himself or herself, to the people around, and to the situation.