BE SAFE AT WORK
- It is important that there is someone in your workplace who knows what is happening for you, you can be selective about how much to tell them. In a large workplace this could mean a manager and the office person.
- Make sure everyone in the workplace knows not to give out your contact details.
- Park in a well lit space and if possible, ask a work colleague or security person to escort you to your car.
- Form a buddy system with a co-worker in sharing rides or catching public transport.
- Have a plan of action if you are followed home. Know where your nearest police station and drive there if you have a car.
- Plan what you would do if you are followed while catching public transport.
- Record and report any breaches of your Violence Restraining Order on your work phone or email. You can also place a block on your email account from specific email addresses if necessary.
- Keep your mobile phone with you at all times and call Emergency - 000 in a crisis. If you do not have a mobile phone, consider getting one (even a pre-paid mobile with no credit can still be used to dial 000).
- Contact a support service who can help you to develop a comprehensive safety plan and provide you with further information and support.
The information above was adapted from the Planning for your Safety booklet developed by the Staying Home Leaving Violence Project, Bega, NSW, Australia. www.stayinghomeleavingviolence.org.au Click to visit website.