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Defusing Hostile Interactions: One Day Course

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Lesson 10, Topic 1
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Personal Safety Strategies

Kerry September 15, 2021

Listed below are behaviours that are recommended ‘best practices’ for personal safety. Constant application of these behaviours will reduce potential for harm.

  • Be informed about the people you interact with in your community.
  • Actively elicit for concerns and share any of your concerns.
  • Be alert and aware at all times, don’t get complacent.
  • Be more cautious when alone
  • Maintain safe distance with hostile people, at least 1 meter.
  • Face hostile people and maintain eye contact
  • Disengage when someone demands space
  • Disengage when threatened. Report all threats
  • Know and keep accessible your exit routes
  • Trust your instincts, go with your gut.