What Should You Do When There Is A Fire

Alert everyone In the house

  1. Make sure everyone knows about the fire in the house. Scream shout make sure everyone’s awake and get everyone together.

Get everyone out

You should already have an escape route planned with everyone that lives in the house.

As you escape, remember:

  1. Do not make time to look for valuables or look for pets.
  2. Don’t investigate the fire.
  3. Remember smoke rises crawl on the floor if there’s smoke. (smoke is toxic and can kill you)
  4. Only open doors you need to open. And try close as many doors as possible without trapping anyone else, this can help to slow down the spread of the fire.
  5. When approaching doors feel them with the back of your hand before you open them, if its warm do not open. the fire will be on the other side.
  6. When escaping make sure you all stay together if you can.

If your clothes catch fire

Stop. Drop. And roll!

  1. Do not run, you will only fan the flames which will make it burn faster.
  2. Lay down. It makes it harder for the fire to spread and reduces the effect of flames going on your face and head. – flames burn upwards
  3. Cover flames with heavy materials like a duvet or coat as this blocks the fire’s supply of oxygen
  4. Roll around – rolling smothers the flames

If you are trapped by fire

It’s very common for families to be caught in fire situations at night. So make sure you have fire alarms which will give you an early warning of a fire. But if you are trapped in a fire here is some advice.

  1. Get everyone into a room and close the door after you.
  2. Seal the gap under the door with blankets, pillows anything that can block the smoke coming through because smoke and fumes can kill you.
  3. Make sure to open a window and stay close for fresh air and grab someones attention.
  4. Shout for help so neighbours can hear you so that can call the fire brigade or help in any way possible.
  5. If you’re not on a high floor you may be able to escape from a near by window
  6. If you have to break the window, cover the jagged glass with towels or thick bedding
  7. Make sure to throw out bedding and other soft cushions out the window to break your fall.
  8. Don’t jump out of the window – lower yourself down to arm’s length and drop to the ground
  9. Can you lower yourself down to arm’s length and drop to the ground before you think of jumping out of the window?
  10. If you have any children or elderly or disabled people with you, plan the order you will escape in so that you can help them down
  11. Don’t stop or go back in for any reason even for pets. It’s the fire brigades job to enter the danger zone.

What to do if you live in a block of flats?

If a fire starts in your flat or the stairwell and you can’t get out what should you do?

  1. Get everyone into a room that has a window, cover the gap under the door with any type of material like bedding, or cushions to block toxic smoke.
  2. Grab as much attention through the window as possible wave clothing out the window or sheets to grab the attention of a firefighter.
  3. if the fire is directly outside your flat, seal your front door with tape, bedding or clothes, close any ventilators and phone 99
  4. if your front door becomes hot, wet it down

You can learn even more by visiting the MyTeamSafe website – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

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Driving A Forklift Without A License

Did you know that you must have a forklift license to use a forklift?

The answer to that question is YES. If you get caught using a forklift on any site you could be facing huge fines and up to 1 year in prison. You could be fined to a maximum of £25.000. Neither can be paid for by the company, they must be paid by the fined person (you). The business you work for could then be fined up to $500,00.00.

However, if there was a critical injury, broken arm, leg, substantial loss of blood, loss of consciousness, amputation of arm, leg, hand, foot, loss of sight, burns to a major portion of the body or death on your work site, whether or not you were involved, there is a good chance that the penalties described above will be applied. The inspectors will look at the entire company and level fines for every violation that is found.

For more information about forklifts: http://www.ohsrep.org.au/faqs/ohs-reps-@-work-other-/forklift-safety


MyTeamSafe is all about safety. Especially lone workers, for more details, visit MyTeamSafe website – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

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Useful Tools For Business

Useful Tools For Business – Sometimes it really is hard to find a Tool that could really benefit you and your business, because there are so many out there on the market ready for you to try. Here are some Tools that MyTeamSafe like to use.

1Password

1Password will generate and store your passwords which really helps you set a strong complicated password, that you don’t even need to remember.  You can view all your accounts in a super safe place where your passwords will be protected within the 1password’s app.

1Password remembers them all for you. Save your passwords and log into sites with a single click. It’s that simple.

iOS, Android

 

Monzo

Monzo is a brilliant way to help you save money by limiting on what you spend day by day. Here are some awesome features that Monzo offers.

  • Get instant notifications every time you make a payment.
  • See how much you’re spending with built-in monthly spending analysis.
  • Freeze your Monzo Card instantly if you lose it, defrost it when you find it.
  • Receive intelligent insights into your spending habits.
  • Send money instantly to friends and family.
  • Top up your Monzo Card with Apple Pay or another debit card.
  • Use your card abroad as you would at home. There are no fees and you get the wholesale MasterCard® exchange rate.
  • No fees or charges.

IOS, Android

Wunderlist

Wunderlist can be so helpful towards your business or for personal use. assigning tasks to your employees or friends so that they can’t be forgotten. Tick them off the list once you have finished your task, Recieve your reminds via email and push notifications. Wunderlist is a great way to keep on top and manage your tasks. Wunderlist is available on all platforms.

  • MAC OS X
  • ANDROID TABLET
  •  IPAD
  •  WEB
  •  WATCH
  • CHROMEBOOK
  • KINDLE FIRE

IOS, Android, Windows 10

 

Grammarly

Grammarly is a great way to improve your writing skills and keeping it really professional. Making it less stressful knowing that your grammar and spelling mistakes can be tracked and corrected by a click of a button. Grammarly can be really helpful with writing blogs, emails and much more.

How does Grammarly work?

Grammarly is an online grammar and spelling checker that improves communication by helping users find and correct writing mistakes. It’s easy to use:
  • Copy and paste any English text into Grammarly’s online text editor, or install Grammarly’s free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
  • Grammarly’s algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Grammarly explains the reasoning behind each correction so you can make an informed decision about whether, and how, to correct an issue. https://www.grammarly.com/faq

Add Grammarly to your browser here: https://www.grammarly.com

 

Social Scheduler

With plans starting from as little as £3 per month, Social Scheduler is a great tool that enables you to schedule your social media messages to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

One of the valuable features is the easy ‘repeat’ mode.  You simply state how many times that you want to repeat the message, then specify how often to repeat it, for example, ‘every 5 days, 4 hours and 15 minutes’.  This is particularly useful if you have an international audience – you can capture interests in different timezones very easily.

Photos are supported too, it’s easy to send the same message to all platforms, but they make it easy to cross-promote (slightly different text per platform) rather than cross-post the exact same content.  You can also specify a subset of accounts to repeat to.

If you have a habit of being slightly too busy to put posts out, then why not schedule some in advance, or put ‘draft’ messages in your calendar for special events, like Haloween, Christmas, or perhaps your marketing campaigns.

MyTeamSafe uses Social Scheduler to put out reminders about events and to schedule regular marketing messages, whilst we use Facebook and Twitter directly for the ‘in-the-moment’ and more personal messages.

Safety App – MyTeamSafes Panic Alarm


 

You may consider MyTeamSafe as a useful tool for your business, Especially if you have lone workers, you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

 

 

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5 Most Dangerous Lone Working Jobs

Corrections Officer

Prison officers are at very high risk of dealing with very violent inmates and at high risk of being attacked within the prison. Officers check for unsanitary conditions, fire hazards, and/or any evidence of tampering or damage to locks, bars, grilles, doors, and gates. Also, protecting fellow officers from inmates and protect inmates from other inmates at all times. An officer must be a disciplinarian and enforce the rules and punish when rules are violated.

Want to know more about Prison Officers?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_officer

 

Police Officer / Security Guards

Security guards and police officers can face huge risks night and day. They can’t predict what could happen throughout their working day with escalated dangerous situations they must face, for example arresting someone with a weapon like a knife, which is also putting your life in danger with high risks of possible death.

 

Farmers

Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

First off, the tractors on busy roads. Yes, they are very slow causing a lot of traffic at times but some people are in a hurry to overtake which can cause high risks of collisions with other vehicles on the other side of the road, some say people try over taking these tractors on blind corners.

Working alone seems to be a normal and natural thing for a farmer but as you get older this then creates its own set of risks, The most common deaths for farmers is tractor rollovers, but most farmers are also injured by farm equipment or livestock which increases chances of contracting Q fever from nearby sheep and goats, Fast moving equipment is a very high risk when being a farmer, these machines can get a hold of your clothing  and pull at it which can result in losing an arm.

 

Veterinarians

Most animals seem all cute and cuddly but animals can be very unpredictable and dangerous, no matter how much we do to tame them. Big or small Veterinarians can still be injured especially for those who work with cattle as they tend to have the worst injuries.

 

Construction Laborer

Laborers have many risks to be cautious off. Starting with correct PPE, all sites won’t allow you to go on a site unless you have the correct PPE for example, steel cap boots, hi-viz jacket and hard hat. Most laborers work in a large group or team, but some have their individual lone working jobs.

Some construction sites even have a crane being operated which can be a high risk of being crushed. Laborers have a lot of high risks of slips trips and falls, ear damage from loud machinery, back pain from lifting heavy equipment, Asbestos and much more.

 

 


Maybe your at high risk at work especially when working alone (lone working), this is where our tool MyTeamSafe comes in. You can try our lone working solution for 30 days free.

 

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