The five levels of situational awareness

February 15, 2021

There are five levels of situational awareness. Find out what you need to know about your awareness levels and how being more observant can help protect you from pending danger. WHITE: UNAWARE – POTENTIAL VICTIM This is the level of awareness and refers to a state in which you are switched off and unaware of […]

This is what we mean by safe body language

December 12, 2020

Confidence speaks volumes and sends signals about our state of mind to others, whether we’re aware of it or not. It attracts positive attention in the workplace and it sends a strong message to criminals that you are not to be messed with.  Confidence can be projected through body language and by applying some intentional […]

How to stay safe on holiday

December 12, 2020

It has been the strangest year for all of us and it’s taken its toll. For many of us, the holidays are beckoning. Superspreader events across the country have exacerbated the second wave of Coronavirus. There is anxiety about travelling and putting ourselves and others at risk. The question for us now is, how to […]

Good safety habits in your car can save lives

December 12, 2020

Road safety extends beyond the obvious like not driving under the influence. Your behaviour in your vehicle should be conscious and the best advice is to start working on new safety habits in your car to keep you safe on the go. Safety starts with you so work on your general awareness at home, in […]

How to protect yourself from car-jamming

November 12, 2020

Car-jamming is the term we use to describe what happens when criminals use technology to jam the locks of your car when you use your remote to lock the doors. They essentially block the signal and gain access to your vehicle. This is commonly used at malls and in parking lots at airports and hotels […]

What to teach your child to keep them safe

November 12, 2020

The increase of child abductions is a disturbing trend that has parents concerned about the safety of their children. The latest reports reveal brazen attempts to kidnap kids from restaurant tables in broad daylight and at malls across the country. This is what you need to discuss with your children to protect them from child […]

What is in your safety toolbox?

November 12, 2020

Preparedness is the key to protecting yourself.    Do you have any weapons? If you do, do you practice with them often and carry them with you?   Book some self-defence classes for you and your family: Building your fighting or reaction skills is important. With repetition, your muscle memory will change.   Play the […]

How to protect yourself from car hijacking

November 12, 2020

Take action to protect yourself from hijacking. You are most vulnerable: at schools when dropping off or picking up children, at traffic signs or intersections, when you are place and time predictable or have a set routine, and in the driveways of residential areas, especially in areas with accessible escape routes. Protect yourself by being […]

How to prepare for the second wave of coronavirus

November 3, 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it has to be that the key to success is being well prepared. While the spread of Coronovirus raged across the northern hemisphere, those of us down south were given a window of opportunity to prepare. That small window allowed us to equip ourselves to some extent for the […]

Can cleaning and hygiene really contribute to the bottom line?

October 22, 2020

The cleanliness of a facility is a major safety issue and is increasingly being linked to health care as more people realize the close relationship between a clean indoor environment and human health. CLEAN OFFICE SPACES The stats on germs in personal workspaces reveal that, on average, a desktop harbours 20,961 germs per square inch, […]

Red Alert star Matt Fourie on SSL Exceptionals

October 15, 2020

Red Alert star Matt Fourie on SSL Exceptionals    

Emerging safety trends for 2021

October 9, 2020

Improving worker safety continues to be a major focus in 2021, particularly in the construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries. In fact, survey data shows that Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) directors in those three industries increased their budgets in 2020. So where are EHS professionals focusing those funds? Let’s take a look. 1. ‘Smart’ personal […]