The choice of weapons to defend yourself, vehicle and your property is very limited and controlled by the strict UK laws and rightly so. You cannot walk around with a 10″ machete strapped to your back, a handgun or any other weapon for that matter, even if you say it’s just for self defence. A weapon is a weapon, as simple as that, if you carry one then the intention must be there that you would use one – resulting in varying injury levels to an attacker, even death.
So when it comes to the question of preparing and defending yourself the choice of “weapon” is not so easy. In the UK it is very much against the law to even hold and point a knife at some, would be looter, and even worse to actually use it. Additionally, the crime rate in the UK remains a problem – theft, break-ins and mugging are still commonplace, especially in our cities, regardless to situation or circumstance at the time, protection of vehicle, cargo or personal defence from attacker or attackers is strictly limited both within the United Kingdom and European boarders.
is one of the few exceptions to the legal requirements regarding self-defence and can be carried and use with complete confidence that this product is totally legal within the United Kingdom. This triple action powerful mini-spray repels and identifies criminals who would normally disappear into the night. Ideal for doormen, security guards, taxi drivers, and members of the public including men and women who are in fear of rape whilst travelling alone.
The triple action:
A can that looks similar to mace or CS gas, visually deterring attacks before they start.
- A spray designed to stop aggressors in their tracks by emitting a powerful non toxic overwhelming odour. Powerful enough to stick to clothes and skin for upto 3 days helping identify potential suspects, even after days, just by how they smell.
- Hidden UV dye released in the spray cloud marks the intended individual and hides on clothes and skin for upto 3 days identifiable by the police increasing the chance of conviction.
When you are driving or on delivery run, both within national borders and overseas unexpected things can happen that put you in danger, however, if you take some precautionary steps, then the chances of your personal safety being in jeopardy will be dramatically decreased.
If you have never given the matter of personal safety any thought before and would like to know 10 different personal safety tips, then here is a list:
- Pepper Spray:
Carrying around pepper spray can help you out in situations where you might be getting mugged or assaulted in some way. This is especially true if you are parked or queued in difficult areas or high risk zones, do not walk around late at night in any neighborhood without pepper spray or some product clone as it could potentially help you get out of what could be a serious situation.
- Be Aware Of Your Surroundings:
Whilst walking around, especially late in the evening and in neighborhoods that you aren’t familiar with, you need to look at what is going on around you. So, for example, if at the end of the street you see a group of guys that look dangerous, you might take a turning or simply cross the street to prevent a confrontation. The point is, don’t simply look at the ground whilst walking and being ignorant as that could get you in trouble.
- Plan Your Route:
By avoiding known areas of trouble or delay and tailback hot spots can dramatically reduce risk of confrontational situations. If you are out somewhere late in the evening or working with a late night delivery, then plan your route to be the safest one that you possibly can. This means avoiding any parks or neighborhoods of known trouble areas and black spots zones, alleyways and restricted areas of neighborhood that you know might be dangerous. It is best to stick to the main roads where there are people walking around and cars driving on the roads.
- Always Keep In Contact With Someone And Inform Them Where You Are Going:
By simply letting someone know your whereabouts on a particular day, you are insuring yourself if an accident or emergency were to happen. This gives your family and friends the opportunity to find you because they know where they need to look.
- Don’t Keep A Lot Of Valuables In The Vehicle With You:
It is good practice to keep as little money as you possibly need so that in the event you would lose your wallet or wash bag then you wouldn’t lose a lot of money. However, do keep some money with you at all times in case of emergency and need to order a taxi or use a public payphone to request help or assistance.
- Walk Away From Confrontations:
You need to be the mature person and walk away from confrontations, otherwise you might get involved in a fight that you have no chance of defending yourself against. So, if a group of guys were to taunt you by calling you names, use abusive language or throw projectiles do not even look in their direction, otherwise the taunting and threating behavior could turn into group physical abuse and assault.
- Don’t Advertise Your Valuables:
If for some reason you have a bunch of cash with you, or you own a very expensive mobile phone then there is no reason to be showing it off. Someone might take notice and follow you back to the vehicle, it could happen at a bar or a shop. So avoid advertising your valuables if you don’t want any attention.
- Do Not Drink Too Much:
Best not to drink during a working routine but if you must then keep it within moderation, it would be a big mistake to drink more than you can handle. You should roughly know how much you can handle and therefore try to drink an amount that is within that limit. Otherwise, what will happen is you will become a soft target for people that want to take advantage of you.
- Stay With The Group:
If you are out with a group or company work colleagues , then make sure that you stay with them, because you are unlikely to get attacked or mugged if you have 4 or 5 other friends around you. Additionally, if you do drink too much then they can take care of you by getting you to safely.
- Always Keep Your Phone Charged:
Before you leave the vehicle, always make sure that your phone will have enough battery life until you return to the parking area. You may need to call a cab if you are lost, or a friend or transport manager for help if you need it.