March 19, 2015

Safety Moment – A Driving Checklist

winter_car_kitAbout the Safety Moment – I’ve done work with a number of indigenous and non-indigenous companies that have a wonderful policy – a requirement to start every one of their meetings with something called a “Safety Moment”.

The Safety Moment is a snippit of safety information meant to keep health, safety and security at the forefront of our minds.

 

A Driving Checklist

All of us need to drive to and from our places of business, to and from meetings and conferences and to and from First Nation and Métis communities to do business. More importantly, we should all observe safety when driving with our family and loved ones.

I recommend that everyone go through a simple checklist:

  • Tire Wear and Air Pressure – check
  • Windshield and wiper blades – check
  • Lights (headlights, taillights, signals and hazard lights) – check
  • Adequate fuel – check
  • Fluids (washer fluid, oil, coolant, transmission, powersteering) – check
  • Maintenance – next expected appointment
  • Emergency kit (This is important especially in winter. A kit might consist of gloves, blanket, chocolate, flashlight, jumper cables, traction, candles, matches, a small shovel) – check
  • First aid kit – check
  • Brakes (find a safe place to firmly apply brakes) – check
  • Seat belts – check
  • Door locks – check
  • An Emergency Plan might even be a good idea.

 

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