Hi, friends! How are you doing this April? It's been warmer than usual, making for more time outdoors and busier streets. We would like to share with you some safety tips to keep you secure as you go about your daily activity!
First of all, try to walk with a buddy or group of people when out, even during daylight hours. Have you heard of the Buddy System? It was first used in 1942 to describe “an arrangement in which two individuals are paired (as for mutual safety in a hazardous situation).” I would challenge you and your loved ones to create a list of examples where the buddy system can help you work and travel safer. Work this system into your safety plan and educate your family, friends, and coworkers on how to effectively make use of it. Everyone needs their wingman or woman, an extra set of eyes, ears, or more for safety’s sake.
When walking, always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic, not with it. Try to wear reflective or bright clothing, and don’t listen to music so loud that you can’t hear your surroundings. Stay sober; walking while impaired increases your chance of being struck or attacked.
Finally, check out our safety products and let us know how you like them. Be on the lookout for flyers and handouts from Guard Your 6 at local businesses, and see you at the Westland Flealess Market in the Westland Flea Market on 4170 W. Broad St, Columbus, Oh 43228. Stay safe! We got your back!