With the rapid advent of modernization and the increase in population , there are many aspects of personal safety that require utmost attention.

Some of the high-risk areas for personal safety are:

 

  1. Pedestrian Safety and Road Traffic on busy roads and highways
  2. Fire Safety in Commercial and High Rise Buildings
  3. Occupational Safety including Factories and Units deploying Men and Machinery
  4. Public Safety at Construction Sites
  5. Commuter Safety on Public Transport
  6. Personal Security in Isolated or Low Population areas
  7. Use of vehicles with high need for safety

According to WHO, there are nearly 3,400 deaths on the world’s roads every day. Tens of millions of people are injured or disabled every year. Children, pedestrians, cyclists and older people are among the most vulnerable of road users. The Global status report on road safety 2013 estimates that more than 231 000 people are killed in road traffic crashes in.

India every year. Approximately half of all deaths on the country’s roads are among vulnerable road users – motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Other major causes of accidental injury and deaths are fire, occupational accidents, railway travel, amongst others.

It is important for us to be aware of the general safety issues that we are confronted with on a day to day basis and to take precautions to keep ourselves, our families , colleagues and friends safe.