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Staying safe during event emergencies (Torrens Resilience Institute) …and more

Staying safe during event emergencies (Torrens Resilience Institute)

Be vigilant. Be alert for suspicious activity both in the area outside of the venue and once inside, and report your concerns immediately to event security or police.

  • Check for your nearest exit. Once you are within the venue identify your nearest emergency exit. During emergency incidents people often try to leave the venue the way they came in – this is not always the best option. Evacuate through the nearest emergency exit.
  • Agree on a meeting point. Agree with your friends and companions on a place to meet in case you get separated.
  • Listen for and follow emergency instructions. In an emergency watch for big screen announcements, listen for public address announcements and follow the directions of staff.
  • Stay Calm. Don’t panic and do help others….

 

Bringing Humanity Back into the Workplace: Lessons from the Rwandans

On a recent humanitarian trip to Rwanda, I discovered a country that has been through the absolute darkest times, yet is now filled with the kindest and gentlest people I have met. A mere two decades after a horrific genocide that left no citizen untouched, Rwandans today exemplify kindness, strength and resilience. What caused this remarkable transformation? Although most Rwandans have nothing tangible to give, the wealth they distribute is measured in their attributes: patience, consideration and compassion. Upon returning home, I began thinking about the strength of these qualities and the roles they play in our daily workplace interactions…

 

Snow storms and icy blizzards to sweep in across the UK

Snow storms could hit the country from Friday as forecasters issue snow and wind warnings. Photo: Alamy

Snow storms could hit the country from Friday as forecasters issue snow and wind warnings. Photo: Alamy

Snow storms and blizzards are expected to sweep into the UK today as temperatures plunge in a cold snap that will last throughout the weekend. Forecasters said a band of rain, sleet and snow would move south from Scotland this afternoon, reaching north eastern England by this evening. The snow will mainly affect higher ground at first, but by tonight, up to four centimetres could fall at lower levels…

 

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