Showing posts from May, 2017

4 Vital Tips to Stay Focused while Driving

While you are busy driving you may not even realise that you are distracted! Checking your hair in the mirror, switching to the next song on your radio and glancing at your WhatsApp messages are all examples of distracted driving! Without even realising it, you could have harmed yourself and the people around you.
Here are some top tips on how to stay 100% focused while driving.
Don’t Fiddle

We all love jamming to our favourite song or listening to the news on the radio, but taking your eyes off the road for just one tiny second to fiddle with the volume knobs could mean the difference between life and death. No, you don’t have to spend the rest of your days driving in a silent vehicle! But it is best to fiddle with your dashboard before you start driving, when you have stopped at the traffic lights or without taking your eyes off the road.
Don’t Adjust while Driving

Before you start your car make sure that you can properly see out of all your mirrors and adjust them how you see fit. The …

Protect Yourself and your Loved Ones During a Hijacking with these Vital Tips!

Being the victim of a hijacking is an unpleasant situation that will leave you frozen in fear and horror! However it is up to you to protect your life and the lives of those that you love.

You may want to grab your bag, valuable possessions or try and hang onto your car; however the safest option is to simply allow the hijackers to take your vehicle, especially if it will save your life. Each situation is different, but you should stick to these steps and it could mean the difference between life and death.
-- When travelling with a child make sure they are sitting behind you and not in the rear seat to the left. If a hijacking does occur then it will be a lot easier to get out and grab your child if they are sitting behind you. This saves valuable seconds which could mean the difference between life and death.
-- If you are travelling with more than one child and they are old enough to know how to take off their own seat belt, then teach them to do so and exit the vehicle if a hijacking…

10 Vital Tips to Stop Car Thieves

Many of us carry very important items in our cars such as bags, laptops, wallets, cell phones, private information and even our personal identification. So, when your car is broken into it can really disrupt your life and cost you time and money!
Here are the top ten vital tips on how to stop car thieves…

 1.Paid Parking You probably drive around looking for parking on the street just so that you don’t have to pay, however it is not always the best option. Most of the time it is worth it to just shell out a few extra notes and pay to park in a safe and secure paid parking lot.
     2.Look for the Light Always park in a well light area that is visible from all directions. A lot of light will deter thieves and make them think twice about breaking in.
   3.Don’t Hide your Spare Key More and more people are using magnetic devices to hide their spare keys on their vehicle. If you know about these devices then chances are so do thieves, so always keep your spare key at home!
4.Lock, Wind up and …

Securing your Home Properly – Garden Shed

The shed in your garden is just a place to store your junk, right?
No! Even though that old lawnmower hasn’t worked in 10 years, think about the value of all the other items in your shed – bicycles, tools, gardening gear, etc.
Even though your shed probably does have quite a bit of valuable goods inside of it, there is a high chance you don’t bother to secure it properly. Here’s how to keep your garden shed more secure…
~ Inspect your shed to make sure the building is secure itself. Are the walls sturdy and is the roof in good shape?
~ The door to your shed needs to be in good condition. There is no point installing new locks and hinges if a burglar can just kick the door down.
~ Use high-quality screws and hinges on your garden shed door and make sure they can’t be easily unscrewed. Fit heavy duty padlocks on the door as well as a security gate in front of the door if you feel it is necessary.
~ Choose padlocks that have minimal metal hoop exposed. They are less vulnerable to burglars w…

Securing you Home Properly – Garage Doors

A garage door is usually made from lightweight material to make it easier to move, however this also makes it easier to gain access.

Here are some great ideas on how to reinforce your garage doors.
~ Install a metal door. They are a lot more durable than other doors as they can withstand weather damages. Metal doors are nearly impossible to break into and also cannot be forced open from the outside.
~ You can install a security pad on your garage door to reinforce it and keep anyone out. Make sure to be careful of who you give out the code to.
~ Although most new garage doors already come with locks, older models do not. Simply buy a lock from your local hardware store! Keep in mind that these types of locks can be cut if the burglar is determined to get inside.
~ A garage door remote does not need a key or a code to get inside, but rather the remote is used to gain access. Many people like to use this type of security because only the remote is needed.

Secure your home properly and make s…

How to make sure your Children stay safe on Wheels

Did you know that every hour a child goes to the emergency room with an injury relating to a bicycle, scooter, skates or skateboard?
Wheel sports are a great way for your children to get outside and get some exercise, however it can be dangerous when the right safety precautions are not taken.

Here are some fast facts about children and wheel sports…
   o11% of emergency room visits are because of serious head injuries caused from wheel sports.    o19% of scooter injuries to children were because of head injury.    oThe most frequent diagnosis in hospitals were fractures to the arms, shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand.
But why are these injuries happening?
Almost 50% of parents say that their young child aged between 5 and 14 years does not wear a safety helmet when they ride a bicycle, scooter, skates or a skateboard.
Reasons why parents say their child does not wear a helmet:
47% of parents think the area is safe and think their child is experienced enough not to have to wear a helmet.
27% say…

Securing your Home Properly – Doors

Your doors are the main entry point into your home, so you need to reinforce them accordingly with the right measures.

Here’s how to reinforce your doors properly:
~ All hinges need to be on the INSIDE of your house. If your door hinges are on the outside, home invaders can easily break them to get inside.
~ A door with glass panes may look nice, but you need to make sure there is security film installed to avoid a burglar breaking the glass.
~ Your door needs to fit properly into the frame. A criminal can easily use tools or a crowbar to pry the frame open if it is not fitted snuggly.
~ Install a security gate in front of your door. In this day and age the best security reinforcement you can do is install a sturdy security gate or slam-lock gate by all your doors leading outside.
~ Sliding doors usually have unsecure locking systems, so burglars like to use them as entry points. One thing you can do is add a lock that fits into the floor or the top frame or putting a wooden bar i…

Heat your Home Safely this Winter!

Winter is almost here and that means the temperature outside is getting lower and lower!
To keep warm, people turn to either heaters… whether you use a gas or electrical heater you need to know how to heat your home safely…
-- Keep all children, pets and any flammable materials at least a metre away from the heater at all times.
-- Always make sure your heater is placed on a stable surface, and away from anything that can knock it over.
-- Inspect the heater’s cords to ensure that they are not damaged or worn.
-- Use the right fuel or you will most likely cause a fire!
-- Look for the safety logo on the back of the heater to make sure it is safety certified.
-- Teach everyone in your house how to use the heater properly.
-- Never use your heater in rooms where there is moisture, this means rooms such as the bathroom and the kitchen.
-- Always turn the heater off when you leave the room or go to sleep.
Using a heater is a great way to keep warm, BUT if they are not used in the right w…

Fireplace Safety Tips

It’s that time of the year to cuddle up with a blanket and light the fireplace!

However, before you light up the fire there are a few safety tips you need to know. Why? Because every type of fireplace, whether it be electric, gas or wood burning can cause potential danger in your house.
Here are the most  you need to know…
      1.Minimize soot buildup by using proper fireplace wood, such as hardwood or manufactured logs.
      2.A roaring fire may look nice, but a fire that is too hot can damage your fireplace.
      3.Stack your logs as far back as you can to ensure no sparks or embers escape the fireplace.
      4.Before you start your fire, open the damper in your fireplace. Click here to learn what a damper is.
      5.If your fireplace has doors, open them and use a screen when the fire is lit.
      6.Clear the area around the fireplace and make sure nothing flammable is nearby.
      7.Never leave your fire unattended.
      8.Crack a window open a bit when you light your fire to mak…

The 7 Most Common Fire Hazards to watch out for in your Home

Did you know that almost 100% of deaths from fire happen in the safety of your own home? In the blink of an eye a fire can take over an entire house before you have time to think about what to do next.
Here are the 7  most common fire hazards you should be aware of in your home...
1.Leaving something cooking in the kitchen. The kitchen is basically the most fire prone place in the house. Things like stoves, toasters, grills and ovens that are left unattended are common causes of household fires.

 2.Worn out electrical cords. Any damaged electrical cords can easily cause house fires. Keep an eye out for cords that have been chewed by your pets or exposed wires under rugs and carpets.

     3.Overloading. When multi-plugs are overloaded with a bunch of different attachments they can spark and cause anything flammable nearby to be set alight.

   4.Malfunctioning electrical appliances. We all own more than one electrical appliance, and at some point they will malfunction in some way. From a…