This past week marked 2014’s National Personal Safety Day, organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, and is an annual event aimed at highlighting some of the simple, practical solutions that everyone can use to help avoid violence and aggression in today’s society.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust was founded in 1986 following the disappearance of the young estate agent. The aim of the Trust is to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety and to help people to avoid violence and aggression and live safer, more confident lives.
This year’s theme – ‘Door 2 Door’ looked at the personal safety issues in your journey from departure to arrival. The campaign included awareness posters and messages (pictured – click for a larger view) as well as a host of personal safety leaflets available to download and keep.
We’ve chosen to highlight the leaflet ‘Personal Safety for Estate Agents’ as it’s probably the most fitting in light of the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh nearly 30 years ago. However, the advice isn’t just limited to those in the Estate Agency sector but many of the tips can be adopted by Housing Officers, Social Workers and those who visit homes on a regular basis.
All of The Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s National Personal Safety Day leaflets can be seen here.
Personal Safety for Estate Agents
Estate agents spend much of their working day meeting strangers and showing them around empty properties. There are obvious personal safety risks associated with these tasks so we would offer the following advice to help minimise those risks.
We’ve added an extra piece of advice…