Student Road and Fire Safety Tips
- Wednesday, 28 February 2018 02:50
Road Safety – Look out Before you Step Out
It’s easy to become complacent about road safety, especially on walks that are familiar to us. Taking risks and not being mindful of road safety can have serious consequences, which sadly has happened to some of our students in the past.
Before You Cross
- Look before you cross, just because someone else crosses, doesn’t mean it is safe!
- Unplug your ear phones and put your phone away.
- Never assume that an approaching vehicle can see you, or will stop for you. Wait for approaching vehicles to stop before entering the road.
- Avoid crossing between parked cars.
- At intersections, check for turning vehicles before entering the road. Continue to look while crossing.
- If walking at night, wear bright, light clothing to help you be more visible.
When Crossing the Road
- Always use pedestrian crossings or traffic lights.
- At traffic lights, always wait for the walk signal.
- At traffic lights, always look and wait until vehicles have finished moving through the crossing, even if you have the walk signal.
Fire Safety In Homestay
NSW Fire and Rescue
provide some great information about preventing common household fires.
PREVENT ELECTRICAL FIRES
- Don’t overload powerpoints and powerboards.
- Regularly check electrical leads for damage and faults.
- Never use faulty electrical leads or appliances.
- Store your electric blanket safely – roll don’t fold.
- Before going to bed, turn off all electrical appliances at the powerpoint.
- Turn off electric blankets and heaters when you’re not at home and before getting into bed.
PREVENT FIRES FROM HEATERS & OPEN FIRES
- Keep everything one metre away from your heater.
- Install and use as per manufacturer’s instructions.
- If you suspect a fault, have the heater serviced or replaced.
- Never use wheat bags in bed.
PREVENT FIRES FROM CIGARETTES & CANDLES
- Keep candles well away from curtains with open windows and put them out when you leave the room.
- Extinguish cigarettes properly before disposal.
- Never smoke in bed. It’s extremely dangerous.