The Importance Of Knowing Basic Safety For Travellers
Travelling has become a necessity to many, rather than just a luxury. While travelling can bring different parts of the world closer together and add to a person’s growth, it is important to be prepared for the worst when you’re miles away from home, especially if you’re all alone.
Ensuring your safety is not only advisable, but crucial for every traveller before they set off on their upcoming adventure. That’s why it is imperative to have a basic knowledge of safety precautions that can be taken to ensure you’ll get home safely. Here are some safety travel tips to familiarize yourself with before you get on a plane:
Attend a First aid training class
Let’s hope no one around you gets into any physical danger or accidents, but in case a fellow traveller is in need of instant care, it could save their life if you knew the basics of first aid. According to the people over at United Medical Education, CPR and ECC can be taught in 60 minutesand that’s all you need to be ready to pounce once an emergency occurs. Being able to perform first aid is essential, as more often than not, you will have difficulty getting to a hospital or explaining to a doctor what happened. In these cases of emergencies, time is of the essence and knowing how to save someone’s life is bound to come in handy.
Pack a first aid kit
When it comes to medical items, it’s very convenient to have your own first aid kits filled with necessary items for emergencies and inconveniences. The language could be a barrier preventing you from getting a pain killer, or closing hours of pharmacies might be ridiculous. If you’ve been walking all day and blisters start popping up in the middle of the night, you’ll thank your lucky stars that you’ve brought along your emergency kit. Packing your own first aid kit will help you have the necessary items that do not require seeing a doctor, but if things get worse, seek professional help to be on the safe side.
Save emergency contacts and numbers
Familiarize yourself with emergency contact numbers for the country you’re visiting and be sure to check out where your embassy is located in case of emergencies. It is also wise to have your emergency contacts written on a piece of paper in case your phone gets stolen. One of the tips I picked up while travelling was to email myself my itinerary including names, addresses, and numbers of all the hotels and accommodation of the entire trip. That way, in case your battery dies or phone gets stolen, it is easy to access the internet, from friends and get the information you need to get back safely.
Learn basic self-defense
We’re not saying get a black belt in karate, but it is important to know how to defend yourself against any attackers, especially if you’re used to travelling on your own. It is easy to get lost while wandering around and all of a sudden find yourself in a dark alleyway in the middle of the night, surrounded by a bunch of drunk people. Just in case you’re ever put in a similar situation or are attacked by anyone, being able to defend yourself will probably save your life. So, consider taking a few self-defense classes before you travel.
Remember, these are safety precautions to be taken to be prepared for the absolute worse; however, more often than not, you’ll have the time of your life while travelling abroad. It’s just better to be safe than sorry. And that’s why getting the right amount of information ready at the back of your head or saved somewhere is always advisable.
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