I haven’t always felt very strongly about safety. It hasn’t been something that came naturally, but as I grew older and realized the importance of safety, I became very aware of my surroundings. If I take a look at all of the things happening around us every day, it scares me. Almost enough to want to stay at home all day behind locked doors, barred windows and a panic button in hand. Unfortunately, it is impossible. Therefore, I have been looking at ways to not only help myself but also others, such as the AuPairs and Families I work with on a daily basis.
Hi-Jack Awareness Course
On the 7th of April, I had the opportunity to be a part of an amazing team of people. Dynamic Impact and Audi Sandton have put together a great Hi-Jack Awareness Course. There are so many people that are unaware for the dangers and threats out on the roads. This course has been carefully designed to make people aware of those dangers and threats and to also help people to react and escape with their lives. This course is for everyone, from the age of 17 and up. Topics that were included in the course were:
- basic safety tips
- hi-jacking stats
- hi-jacking tricks and attacking patterns
- how to spot potential danger zones
- safety routine to get out of a hi-jacking as safely as possible
The course then had a “real life adrenalin pumping ” simulated hijacking. Yes, it was as scary as it sounds, but totally worth it! The course was taught by Shane Comley-White who is a 4th degree black belt and qualified body guard. Although this sounds really hectic and scary, Shane is the such a patient and calm guy. I would still not recommend looking for trouble with him, though! The reason I am mentioning him, is that he made everyone feel safe, calm and at ease. This is pretty important when attending such an important course. He answered every question asked and made sure everyone understood the point before moving on to the next one.
After attending this course, I feel a lot more comfortable on the road. I am also confident that I will be able to use the information and skills that I have learnt in this course to react quickly and efficiently and be able to escape a hi-jacking with my life. I will be making it one of my missions to make more people aware of this cause and course. Especially the AuPairs that are registered with Executive AuPair. This company is built with the safety of the children and families registered with us in mind. This is an excellent way to prepare the AuPairs that will be taking care of your children.
The next few Blog Posts will be around safety, so keep an eye out for them! I will also include more information regarding Dynamic Impact and the safety services that they offer. If you are interested in doing this amazing Hi-Jack Awareness course, you are welcome to contact me directly as I will be joining forces with them. Exciting, right! Take a stand with Executive AuPair, Dynamic Impact and Audi Sandton to prepare yourself and keep safe out there. I am really looking forward to working with them and to be a part of this wonderful initiative!
To register for the course, click here. You can also keep an eye on our Facebook Page for details and dates for the next course. If you want to have a look at what Dynamic Impact is all about and what they are up to, click here to go to their Facebook Page.