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Safety at Home

Security in the Street

Security in Public Transport

Security in your Car

Security while Shopping

Cyber Security Tips

e-Mail Safety Tips.

Senior Citizen Safety Tips

Road Safety Tips

Tips While Travelling in Railways

Safety Measures in Earth Quake

Safety Tips in ATM Counter

Safety Measures in Flood

Safety Measures in Cyclone

Firearms Safety Tips.

Tourist Safety Tips.

Safety Tips onTerrorism

Electricity & Fire Safety Tips

Traffic Safety Tips for Kids

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Traffic Safety Tips for Parents
& Teachers

Safety at Home

  • Never leave your doors open or unlocked.
  • Don't work in your backyard with your front door unlocked.
  • Never open the door to strangers, no matter what excuse they have for calling on you.
  • A peep-hole and safety chain will allow you to identify strangers without endangering yourself.
  • If possible fix CCTV Camera for safety.

Security in the Street

  • When going out leave your valuables at home.
  • Never carry more cash than you need.
  • Don't walk in deserted or dark areas alone.
  • Carry your bag close to your body.
  • Keep your change in your purse or wallet and credit cards and notes in an inside pocket, never in the back pocket of your trousers.

Security in Public Transport

  • Avoid waiting at deserted terminals, wait in well-lit areas.
  • Stand close to others who are waiting for the transport.
  • In a bus or train, be aware of people who look or act suspiciously, raise alarm if need be.
  • When you reach the destination, take note of who leaves with you.

Security in your Car

  • Make sure your car is in good condition.
  • Keep your doors locked and windows closed while driving.
  • Park your car in a well-lit area at night.
  • Never pick up hitch-hikers.
  • Beware of strangers who approach you at traffic lights.
  • If you are being followed, drive to the nearest police station.

Security while Shopping

  • Never leave your handbag or purse in your trolley, even if it obscured by goods.
  • Never place your wallet or handbag on the counter and then move away even for a few seconds.
  • Beware of pickpockets, bag snatchers in shopping malls.

Cyber Security Tips

  • Use antivirus software and keep it up to date.
  • Don't open e-mails or attachments from unknown sources.
  • Protect your computer from Internet intruders. Use firewalls.
  • Use hard-to-guess passwords. Mix upper and lower case letters, numbers and other characters, and make sure they are at least eight characters long.
  • Back up your computer data.
  • Don't share access to your computer with strangers.
  • Disconnect from the Internet when not in use.

e-Mail Safety Tips

  • Guard Yourself against Phishing.
  • Change your password on regular basis as per the password policy.
  • Do not share your password with anyone.
  • Always remember to sign out properly after using your mail account.
  • Use Anti-Virus software & update it on regular basis.
  • Update the operating system and application patches.
  • Use automatic reply only when needed.
  • Never open / respond any mail / attachment from unknown sender.
  • Never subscribe your email ID on unsafe locations (over internet).

Senior Citizen Safety Tips.

  • Employ a servant after verifying his antecedents with the help of the nearest Police Station.
  • Always carry an Identity Card with you.
  • Never discuss financial matters in front of servants/strangers.
  • Deposit your valuables in safe deposit vault of any Bank.
  • Normally, do not allow the relatives or friends of your servant to visit your house.
  • Use of modern security gadgets like door alarm, electronic-eye bell etc is always advantageous.
  • Verify the identity of any repairman, salesman etc and allow them access only after informing the security.
  • When you admit a workman or a salesman, do not leave him alone at any time.

Road Safety Tips

  • Don't use your mobile phone while driving.
  • Use Seat belt.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Avoid speed driving.
  • Take special care about children, senior citizens and pedestrians.
  • Don't drive if tired.
  • Pedestrians should walk cautiously.
  • Always observe and anticipate other road users.
  • Keep your distances.
  • Always wear helmets and seat belts.
  • Don't try to multitask.
  • Do not break the signal.
  • Be mentally prepared to face pedestrians anywhere and at any time during your driving. Some pedestrians are least aware of road rules and they may attempt to cross the roads even at peak hours.
  • If you are driving in a bad weather or foggy area, where visibility is restricted, it is good to slow down considerably.
  • Be very careful while driving in school areas, hospitals, road intersections and main road junctions where you observe increased mobility of children and people.
  • While turning, make sure you have slowed down and you are giving proper space to the pedestrians for crossing. Road turns are very dangerous as drivers often lose their control while turning fast.
  • Maintain safe distance.

Safety Tips While Travelling in Railways.

  • Always use foot over bride (FOB) while changing platforms.
  • Always take tickets / reservations from railway counters.
  • Do not travel on the foot board or roof of the train or lean out of the compartment.
  • Keep the door of the compartment closed during night.
  • Do not try to entrain or detrain when the train is in motion.
  • Do not carry any inflammable article or crackers in compartment.
  • Do not accept any food or beverages offered by strangers or co- passengers unless you are familiar with them.
  • Any unclaimed luggage or suit case if found in the compartment or railway premises, no effort shall be made to open them or handle them but advise RPF/TTE/GRP or any other railway official.
  • Suspicious movements or action by anybody if noticed shall be brought to the notice of the RPF/GRP or any other railway official.
  • Do not encourage unauthorized passengers and beggars in reserved compartment
  • Secure your luggage in the compartment by chaining the same to the hooks provided
  • Travel always with less luggage to be more comfortable. Any excess luggage can be booked in the luggage van
  • Carry one pen torch during night journey which may prove helpful in emergencies

Safety Tips in ATM Counter.

  • Always pay close attention to the ATM and your surroundings.
  • Maintain an awareness of your surroundings throughout the entire transaction.
  • Do not allow people to look over your shoulder as you enter your PIN. Memorize your PIN; never write it on the back of your card.
  • Never count cash at the machine or in public.
  • Closely monitor your bank statements, as well as your balances, and immediately report any problems to your bank.

Safety Tips in Flood.

  • Identity specific safe place in each room of house, outside the house and every member of the family should know the place.
  • Do practice for safety and also safety of your head to avoid injuries.
  • Identify dangerous places in house and be at a distance during earthquake.
  • Identity safe place outside house where you and your family member can take shelter.
  • Ensure there is no obstruction en-route to the safe place.
  • Ensure member of the family must know where to be collected after earthquake.
  • Ensure each member of family has knowledge about first-aid and always keep some medicines.
  • Ensure almirah & other heavy luggages are tightened properly to avoid fall and head injuries.
  • Ensure heavy luggage if any be kept in the bottom rack of almirah.
  • Don’t store in excess cooking gas, petrol, K-Oil and other inflammable materials inside house
  • Ensure heavy hanging articles are hanged away from sleeping/sitting place
  • Ensure technique of earthquake protection and materials as well as other safety measures are used during construction of new house
  • Have your house/building assessed by qualified engineer and also ensure regular renovation and repair of any crack in house/building to avoid fall during earthquake
  • Measures During Earthquake.

  • Remain calm, stay where your are, and do not get panic as it could be dangerous
  • Be away from articles likely to fall
  • Be away from windows, mirrors, book cases and unsecured heavy objects / articles to avoid injuries
  • In case being inside old & weak structure / house / buildings, take fastest and safest route to get out
  • Don’t use elevators/lift, but take staircase to reach in open space
  • Move out to the open space, away from buildings, electric poles / lines and trees
  • Do not re-enter your house if damaged and also avoid visiting damaged building / structures unless properly inspected
  • Stop while moving in vehicles, but stay inside till earth shaking is over. However, ensure vehicle is stopped in open space away from trees / building / overbridge / electric wire / poles etc
  • Measures after Earthquake.

    DO's

  • Ensure safety and security of every member of the family
  • Don’t panic, remain calm and don’t listen or spread rumors
  • Help injured and trapped person and provide first-aid
  • Take extra care to those who required special assistance like infants, elderly, ladies & disabled
  • Check for fire hazards, broken articles / glasses and take precautions against injuries / further damage
  • Clear the routes to maintain speedy movements of essential services & supply of articles
  • Switch off the cooking gas, electricity, and switch on only after ensuring that there was no leakage
  • Return home only after confirmation that house is safe
  • Don'ts

  • Don’t enter any damaged building / structure / house immediately as unstable house / structure may collapse after shock
  • Don’t allow crowd near damaged structure / buildings
  • Don’t spread rumors and also do not listen rumors
  • Don’t use elevations’s / lift until/unless checked / found and declared serviceable

Safety Measures in Flood.

    Safety Measures before Flood.

  • Make sure that people residing in flood prone area are fully aware of dangers of flood.
  • Listen instructions conveyed by media, radio or local authorities about heavy or prolonged rainfall in your area and follow strictly.
  • Discuss among community members about impending dangers of flood and take preventive measures with their support.
  • Keep essential flood, rescue equipment, stores in your possession.
  • Estimate requirement and ensure availability, maintenance and proper security of boats
  • Ensure proper preservation of portable water and its proper supply to community during flood
  • Safety Measures during Flood.

  • Do not panic
  • Keep your essential stores, safe and dry
  • Keep in touch with local media, listen to radio and follow instruction strictly
  • Don’t consume eatables contaminated by flood water
  • Keep children safe and don’t allow them to swim or play in food water
  • Be alert / vigilant against Snakes / Scorpios.
  • Don’t take vehicle or water flooded road without collecting proper information about its depth /current
  • Leave vehicle and take shelter at high raised ground once trapped in flood water
  • Avoid un-necessary movement in flood water and in case un avoidable, try to move only on dry and stable land to avoid danger from damaged / naked wire buried underneath water by taking protections from poisonous insects
  • Measurs after Flood.

  • Discuss with neighbores before deciding to return to village / home
  • Keep updated about latest radio broadcast regarding present situation of flood
  • Keep distance from the area prone to land slide, river bends and houses vacated from security point of view
  • Don’t switch on electrical connection till flood affected house is fully dried up.
  • Ensure spreading of lime bleaching powder, D.D.T. etc. in and around your house
  • Take medicine injections and other precautions as advised by local medical authorities
  • Emergency Items/Stores.

  • Radio and Torch with battery
  • Candle and Matchbox (water proof if available)
  • Clean drinking water and nonperishable ready to eat food items
  • Medicines for common cold, dysentery, headache, fever etc
  • Water proof bag for clothes and valuables
  • Help to Drowning Person.

  • Throw rope or stick near him / her and gradually pull once has caught
  • Use trained man for rescue
  • Clear his / her mouth and respiratory system for smooth breathing once rescued

Safety Measures on Cyclone.

Cyclone is one of the most disastrous natural hazards which is caused by the storm surge and high tidal waves and is aggravated by torrential rains leading to coastal flooding. Wind speed and storm surge can be extremely destructive after reaching the coastal areas. (Wind speed can reach up to 280 Kms per hour) : In India, annually millions of people are affected by cyclone. Cyclones starts as a depression and is formed in the ocean near the southern tip of India every year, and when these depressions move toward North, they can develop into tropical storms, known as cyclones. It commences as a huge spinning spiral storm and rotates around a so called “eye: where the pressure drops. Cyclones occur in coastal areas particularly before and after summer monsoon i.e. from April to June or from October to December.

    During Cyclone

  • Once the cyclone warning is issued, do not panic immediately go to a safe place such as cyclone shelters.
  • Turn off the electricity.
  • Turn off the gas supply.
  • Close the doors and windows
  • Stay calm and together with family
  • Always keep emergency kit ready in the house, containing a torch, a first aid kit, a sleeping bag, biscuit and water to take along with you at the time of cyclone
  • The coastal fishermen must always keep a transistor in their boats / transistor and listen to the weather forecast regularly. They should not start their boats or must return immediately, once the cyclone warning is issued.

Firearms Safety Tips

  • Treat every firearm as loaded.
  • Pass or accept only an open or unloaded firearm
  • Loaded or unloaded, always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Load a firearm only when ready to fire.
  • Completely unload before leaving the shooting area.
  • What might you hit between you and the target or beyond?
  • Never leave firearms in a vehicle that is unattended

Tourist Safety Tips

  • While travelling in/to various tourist places, be aware of pick pocketers and snatchers.
  • Never leave your luggage, briefcase or other items unattended.
  • Don’t keep your wallet in the rear pocket. Keep it in an inside jacket pocket or side trouser pocket
  • All valuables and important papers (jewelry, passports, return tickets, etc) should be kept in your hotel's safe deposit box. Never leave them unattended in your room
  • Avoid carrying large sums of cash on your person.
  • Do not disclose any personal / private matters before anybody
  • In a bus or train, be aware of people who look or act suspiciously, raise alarm if need be.
  • Before arrival please pre-book Hotel, lodge, guest house etc. during festive occasion to avoid disappointment / difficulties..
  • Do not go to any lonely place it may cause harm
  • Change currency only from official money changers
  • Always take help of Life Guards while enjoying Sea bath as the Bay of Bengal on Puri coast is highly tidal sea
  • Remain alert and vigilant. for suspicious bags, packages or vehicles; people acting suspiciously at stations and airports, and report any concerns to the police or the appropriate authorities.
  • Please dial 100 in case any trouble

Safety Tips to Prevent Terrorism

  • Remain alert and vigilant. for suspicious bags, packages or vehicles; people acting suspiciously at stations and airports, and report any concerns to the police or the appropriate authorities
  • Many extremists seek other identities to protect themselves. Don’t help them by leaving important identification documents such as passports and driving licences vulnerable to theft
  • Nobody shall be allowed to enter inside the temple/Imp Places with any article, viz. bags, vanity bags, packets, cameras etc

Electricity Safety

  • Never touch any outdoor wires with your body or any other objects.
  • Keep electrical appliances and toys away from water.
  • Watch out for damaged cords outside (or inside) electrical equipment.
  • Limit number of plugs in each outlet.
  • Keep electrical appliances away from children.
  • Fire Safety Tips .

  • Always use insulated lifter to pick utensils from burning stove.
  • Put out match sticks before throwing into dustbin, or use gas lighter.
  • Always keep safe distance from portable heater and clothing.
  • Always keep safe distance from open fire.

Traffic Safety Tips for Kids

  • Know the traffic signals and Signs: – Remember kids, when the signal is Red it means Stop, when the signal is Yellow it means look and when the signal is Green is means Go.
  • Look Both Sides to Cross the Road: – While crossing the street always walk with an adult. Make sure that you look at both the sides and see that no vehicles are coming near you. It is better to first look on your left and then right and then look on your left again before you cross.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk or keep to your left.
  • Do Not Take your Head or Hands out of Moving Vehicle.

Pedestrian Safety Tips

  • Ensure that you are aware of traffic signal signs and traffic symbols.
  • Always use crosswalks or zebra crossings.
  • Avoid running across the street.
  • Use sideways or footpaths while walking.
  • Kids under 12 years must be assisted while crossing streets.
  • Be careful while crossing high speed roads and multiple road junctions.
  • If you have visibility problem, request someone to assist you in crossing the road.

Traffic Safety Tips for Parents.

  • While taking their children to school themselves, they should take proper care of their safety.
  • Parents must ensure that the children acquire the right knowledge and skills for safe use of roads. They should teach their children the basic rules of the road, how to walk and cross the road, how to alight and board a bus etc.
  • Parents should not allow their minor children to drive.
  • Children are very good observers and therefore, parents must set an example by meticulously observing even small traffic rules.
  • Traffic Safety Tips for Teachers.

  • Teachers should help develop a responsible attitude towards road use in school children.
  • Teachers should impart essential knowledge about roads and traffic to school children,
  • The teacher should arrange for an alternate bus and keep the children together at one place if the school bus fails to arrive or if there is any problem.