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Safety & Security Services

Personal Safety Tips

Many situations that you may encounter can be avoided or quickly defused by following a couple simple tips. Remember that your priority should always be your personal safety and to follow your instincts if you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.


  • Avoid travelling alone, always try to have a friend with you.
  • Stay alert, stand tall and be confident – Attackers have more chance to target an individual who seems uncertain or afraid.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid wearing headphones while walking or running
  • Do not read while walking or standing on the side-walk
  • Do not try to overload yourself with bags and other items. Always try to keep your hands free in case you need them.
  • When walking on the street, walk in the middle of the side-walk facing oncoming traffic
  • Avoid wearing shoes or clothing that will restrict your movement or make it hard for you to flee.
  • Avoid travelling alone and do not take shortcuts in alleys or isolated areas.
  • If you wish to give someone spare change, avoid taking out your wallet to do so
  • Be discreet with your valuables. Do not use items (such as white earbuds) that will let attackers quickly identify you as a potential target.
  • Know your surroundings and don’t hesitate to report illegal or suspicious activities