Be safe tips personal Security & safety programs Prepare for you by Faheem
Safety in public places Avoid walking alone and using shortcuts through unfamiliar, deserted areas Look confident and be aware of your surroundings when walking alone Travel in well-lit areas and away from bushes, doorways and buildings If you have to stay late, move your car closer to a building and by a well-lit area Have your keys ready so you can enter your car or residence quickly Check in and under your vehicle before entering Lock your car as soon as you enter or leave it Keep windows and sunroof closed
Safety indoors Be aware of your surroundings, particularly the general public layout, exits, rooms and offices Be alert in confined spaces such as washrooms and stairwells Before you leave an area, check for strangers Have a friend join you if you plan to stay late Sign in with the Work Alone program; a security guard will periodically check with you Be alert Don't use headsets that distract you from paying attention to your surroundings Use exits closest to your mode of transportation Don't leave a purse, computer or other possession out of your sight, even for a short time; mark personal items with your initials or Employee number Don't give your locker combination to others, and always spin your lock past the last number
Personal safety Be responsible Know how and where to get help If you're on workplace late, request an escort to your vehicle or residence through our Safe walk program Travel with crowds or an individual you know Report strange incidents or suspicious behavior; for example, if someone is loitering near your vehicle, leave immediately and contact Security & Police Trust your instincts Use common sense
Running safety Run with a friend or in a group If you run alone, let someone know the time and route of your run Plan your route carefully, use familiar routes and avoid poorly lit or deserted areas Familiarize yourself with emergency phones, pay phones, populated areas and businesses along your route Always carry ID, your medic alert ID (if applicable) and emergency cab or bus fare
If you think, you are being followed Look behind you Go to the nearest well-lit, populated area Vary your speed and change direction Attract attention Call Police Report suspicious people or incidents to Police or Security.
Preventing assault Never risk personal injury to protect property or personal belongings Never admit you are alone, either in person or on the phone; mention that someone else is present Wait in well-lit areas for public transit and sit near the driver. Be alert to others watching you and keep your distance Refuse to give your name, address or phone number to strangers, unless for legitimate purposes. Trust your instincts If you feel at risk, take action