Commuting Safety Tips

commuting safety tips – Feeling safe at work is one of the most important things when working especially when it comes to commuting to work.

MyTeamSafe wants to help spread awareness to Lone workers commuting to work.

Commuting Safety Tips:

 

Staying safe

Try to cross at traffic lights or zebra crossings.

Slow and steady wins the race.  Accidents are more likely to happen if you rush around, especially when not looking carefully at a crossing.

Night working? – Make sure that you are visible to road users by wearing light colored or fluorescent clothing in the dark.

Be careful when walking between queuing vehicles at lights or in slowing moving traffic, motorbikes and cyclist filter through traffic and may not see you easily.

Watch out for people indicating late or leaving their indicator on. Always make sure you leave plenty of room when crossing in front of a vehicle that’s indicating you never know they may have forgotten to turn it off.

10 safety tips to make your commute to work stress-free

 

Carrying your workload

A rucksack is more comfortable on a walk rather than some bag slumped on your shoulder or carrying a bag all the way to work.

Try to keep your workload nice and light by carrying the things you really need.

Wear your rucksack nice and high this helps support the back and good posture.

Use both of the straps on your rucksack to keep good body balance.

Keep your hands free.

 

Planning your route

Check the weather, no one likes to walk in heavy rain or hail. You don’t want to leave the door without a coat and getting your day ruined by entering work like a drowned rat.

Explore! Try new routes back home and just enjoy your walk after a long day as this helps to relieve stress.

Try to avoid alleyways especially at night.  As we all know some people don’t reach the other side without being mugged.

Find the best route, try timing your travel to find out which route gets you to work quicker and which one you enjoy the most!

 

What to wear

Try to avoid heels and sandals when walking to work this can begin to make your feet ache, walking to work in great fitted shoes or trainers with socks will give you nice support on your feet.

If it’s hot then use sun cream! There is nothing worse than working when sun burnt.

If its hot try wearing a hat, this will help keep the sun off your face when commuting to work.

Importantly! Make sure you are visible especially if you are walking back home in the dark.

Always prepare for rain, check the weather and bring a coat.

 

Walking in cold conditions

When walking in winter it’s very important to keep warm, but, what’s getting you to work? Your legs. Make sure you have got well-gripped trainers on to avoid slipping on ice.

Stick to the walk paths and avoid shortcuts because they can be the most slippery places to walk.

When planning your route try to plan the route that’s been gritted on pavements and footpaths. Maps of priority routes can be found on your local council website.

Commuting To Work Safely By Vehicle

MyTeamSafe® is a lone-working app. Making sure your lone workers and employees check in regularly, notifying you as a supervisor that they are safe.

MyTeamSafe website – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Work Accidents – The top 5 Most Expensive accidents In History

Chernobyl – $200 Billion

Work Accidents – In 1986 on April the 26th there was the most expensive accident that happened in history. What caused this very expensive accident? A nuclear reactor at Chernobyl power station exploded causing the deaths of 125 thousand people and over 200 thousand people were evacuated.

Here is some history of Chernobyl: http://chernobylgallery.com/chernobyl-disaster/timeline/

 

Space Shuttle Columbia Explosion – $13 Billion

In 2003 on February the 1st, the space shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas killing all 7 crew members.

For more information about the Columbia Space Shuttle: https://www.space.com/19436-columbia-disaster.html

 

Prestige Oil Spill – $12 Billion

In 2002 on November the 13th there was a bad storm. The captain of the huge oil tanker ship feared the worse, the storm was too much to handle. It managed to split the ship completely in half spilling 20 million gallons of oil into the sea.

for more information about the Prestige Oil Spill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prestige_oil_spill

 

Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion – £5.5 Billion

 

In 1986 on January the 28th, a space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds after its takeoff with seven highly trained crew members inside.

For more information about the Space Shuttle Challenger: http://www.history.com/topics/challenger-disaster

 

Piper Alpha Oil Rig – $3.4 billion 

 

In 1998 on July 6th was the day the world’s most expensive off-shore oil disaster has ever been recorded.  This was caused by a worker who forgot to replace one of the safety valves. This incident caused 167 workers their lives.

for more details about the Piper Alpha Oil Rig: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_Alpha

 

Work Accidents – Safety App MyTeamSafes Panic Alarm

Lone Working app – The panic button is used for serious scenarios such as accidents or for when you feel you are in a vulnerable or unsafe situation. This helps your Supervisor to act quickly to these situations.


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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