How to stay safe if you’re walking alone at night

  • Published on: 22 October 2019
  • By: Shannon

It’s that time of year again.  The clocks go back at the weekend and the days are getting shorter. If you have to walk home in the dark there are precautions you can take to keep yourself safe.
Plan ahead
Make sure you know the route you’re taking and try to avoid any unfamiliar areas.  Try to avoid short cuts and stick to well-lit main roads.   If possible, book a taxi or arrange a lift with friends in advance to avoid walking somewhere you don’t know.

How to stay safe if you’re walking alone at night

SIA Case Study – A Fatal Restraint

  • Published on: 17 October 2019
  • By: Shannon

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have produced a case study to highlight the importance of safe restraint methods by examining the events leading to a man’s tragic and unnecessary death.

The case study aims “to help door supervisors, their employers and venues to recognise how they can better protect themselves and others by reducing the need for physical intervention and to encourage appropriate training and safe practice”.

Physical intervention should only be used as a last resort and security operatives have a responsibility to keep everyone involved safe.