Round Table 47 donates safety vests

There has been a children kindergarten with children's wardrobe. Stefan Bosket (Chairman), Stefan Arête (Deputy Chairman) and Dennis (Treasurer) handed over reflective vest of the Social Affairs Officer and the lines of the four facilities. Children, parents, and kindergarten teachers were all looking forward to being better on excursions and traffic exercises. Also, Traffic Safety Advisor Erwin from the police is traveling: "Even the little ones today have dark clothes on." This is the child of chic, the power of children but almost invisible in twilight and darkness. "

Round Table is your international connection of young men with around 3500 members in Germany. Entities are "RT from the spirit of English club life". The membership ends automatically with the completion of the 40th year of life - so a permanent inflow of new ideas is secured. Round Table 47 was founded in 1969 in order to cultivate contacts, to exchange professional experiences and to start again and again non-profit projects.  
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Tips for a good coexistence hunters-riders

In Isère, an application called "Isère hunting day" was created. It maps hunting areas of the department and aims to promote exchanges between hunters and non-hunters. So hikers, cyclists or riders can refer to the application before going on a mop. Hunters' wooden shelters are now open to the public, some have even been equipped with tie bars or water points for riders and their mounts.

If you are not in the Isere, here are some practical tips for your horse ride to happen in the best conditions, without risk for you, your horses or hunters.

To be visible
We can not say it enough, a horse bay among the trees in the autumn will not be seen much. The idea is not new, but it is wise to remind the riders of your entourage that it is essential to go out with a reflective vest (or yellow vest with reflective tape for clothing). It will allow you to be visible from afar and to avoid an unfortunate accident.

Go Fishing Information
Try to find information on the hunting areas around your stable: ask the town hall, residents or try to contact hunting federations in your department or region. They will certainly be able to direct you.

Stay courteous
What to do if you meet a hunter during your ride? It would be best to approach it while remaining polite. Ask him what his hunting area is, which way to go so as not to disturb each other and for how long do they have. If your horse is afraid of it, do not hesitate to ask the hunter to approach to make him feel his outfit (sometimes an orange vest) or his weapon, which can be reflected in the sun and scare your companion. All hunters are not monsters, they are mostly quite understanding.

Avoid the off-piste
Exploration lovers, one tip: stay on the marked trails, especially in the forest. Hunters suspect that people may be there. These are often the paths of Great Randonnée (GR) regularly borrowed especially on weekends. To work his slalom between the trees, we prefer a departure between 12h and 14h, while everyone is at the table.

And above all, the ideal is to go to many and not to hesitate to discuss to be spotted. Good walk !  

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Children were taught about safety on the road

Yesterday, as part of the nationwide information and educational campaign "National Police Day of Reflectors", law enforcement officers from Pińczów handed out "reflective elements" to the "zerozkowiczom", which are supposed to make children reflective vests on the road.

Until Monday, the policemen from Pińczów prepared themselves together with a representative of one of the chain stores that sponsored vest with reflective fabric and reflective elements. In the School Complex No. 1 in Pińczów, all groups of classes "0" were visited. First, the policeman explained to all the gathered traffic rules, especially applicable to pedestrians and cyclists, and then drew attention to a very important element worn on clothing, which should be made by every road user, i.e. reflections. During the uniformed visit to the class, he invited a mascot of a known insect who distributed the vest and reflective elements to everyone.

The children promised that the vest with reflective tapes they receive will be used every day, whenever they want to use the road. We hold them at their word, at the same time encouraging parents and guardians to pay special attention to the visibility of children on the road.  

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Darkness falls faster and faster

This fall is unique. For a long time, we can enjoy sunny and warm days. However, they are getting shorter. Police remind us to wear reflective vests with reflective tape for clothing - especially during the autumn and winter. They can save our lives!

The use of reflective elements especially in autumn and winter, when it is dark early and visibility is definitely worse, can save our lives. Therefore, wearing reflective vests by pedestrians should become a habit. According to the Road Traffic Law, pedestrians who move along the road after dark outside the built-up area are obliged to use reflective elements in a visible way to other road users.

Correctly worn reflective elements should be placed in such a place that they are in the field of car light and visible to drivers coming in from both directions (back and front).

"If you attach a reflective element to the backpack (at the back of the silhouette) it is obvious that it will not be noticed by drivers coming from the opposite direction and vice versa when the reflection will be only at the front, the driver behind us will not see him. It is safe to have two reflective elements one at the front and the other at the back or to use such types of reflections that can be seen from both sides, for example, reflective bands," emphasize the policemen.

Because car dipped beam illuminates the path asymmetrically (more light is directed to the right side of the road), the reflective element should be placed as low as possible, then a light beam shines on it.

If someone often uses the road outside the built-up area, it is best if you decide to wear a reflective vest with reflective fabric, suspenders or a headband. The motorcyclists and cyclists are more and more convinced of these reflective elements, who, like pedestrians, are unprotected participants in the movement.  

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If you steal, better with reflective vest

They investigate if a former employee of a municipal concessionaire looted a sports center in La Manga.

It seemed that in the world of the friends of the outsider everything was already invented when hiding the identity during the execution of a coup: from the classic balaclava to the handkerchief in the purest bandit style of the reflective vest, even masks, and motorcycle helmets. However, a thief has just 'patented' a new method in the La Manga sports center, consisting of putting a reflective vest on his head. This is attested by the video surveillance cameras of the sports facilities, located on Mistral beach, which filmed, step by step, the assault perpetrated by an individual who hid his face by resorting to such a bizarre system.

The sequence begins with the suspect walking along the courts of the sports center, dressed in a reflective vest with reflective fabric as if enjoying a healthy walk. Like so many who practice the sport marches in that area. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you reach the door of the tracks, brakes dry and force access. Once inside, and to prevent the security camera from revealing its features, the vest with reflective material is placed over the head, like the one that puts on a sheet to disguise itself as a ghost in Carnival.

It is not the only surprise that the investigators have taken on the criminal peculiar style of this thief since the cameras show how the suspect runs around the premises with a style that could only be classified as a shank. During the eccentric robbery, he is even seen bouncing a basketball. And, interestingly, instead of using a pair of gloves to banish the risk of leaving footprints, only carry one in the left hand.

The Local Police of San Javier and the Guardia Civil suspect that the thief, who could well be called 'the reflective vest', is a former employee of a company concessionaire of the City because it runs and records the facilities as if I knew them inch by inch. In fact, he located a set of keys to open the room.

The researchers also noticed that every time he left one of the rooms he had robbed, he carefully closed the door. The cameras came to record entering and leaving with material up to eight times. The booty of this robbery, which perpetrated in late September, exceeded 1,400 Euros, translated into a clock, a speaker, a stereo, a spinning bike, a compressor, five paddle racket, balls, weight of gym...  

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Work on the site has become a dangerous sport

Work at height becomes extreme sport on most of the country's construction sites. Two workers were stuck in yesterday locked on the roof of a building they were renovating after the scaffold broke away from them.

At over 20 meters in height, in balance on a scaffold, two workers work without any protection. They do not wear a safety vest, they do not have a helmet and they are not anchored, with any rope.

When they realize they are filming, the rules change sharply. Reflective vests with reflective fabrics and helmets quickly reach the tenth floor. A few yards away, on another site, a young man climbs the scaffold at an enviable speed.

In Sector 3 of the Capital, a scaffold up to the 12th floor was abandoned last year. It was one step to collapse during a strong storm, the locals say. All the huge structure rests on the hubs, on the edges of the stairs or even directly on the ground.

The law is clear. For large scaffolding on high facades, it is mandatory to provide them with buildings. This is not the case.

That a tragedy can happen whenever the yesterday's incident proved. Two workers fled to the roof of a building in Bucharest, after the scaffolding they were working to break away from the walls of the house. People have descended on a firefighter's car.

Only in the first three months of 2018, there were more than 400 work accidents throughout the country. Most of Bucharest, Brasov, and Constanta.

Even worse: firms that subcontract work do not provide their employees(no safety clothing and helmet). Or if they do, the amounts that can cover the treatment of a work accident are ridiculous.

The fines for lack of protective equipment can reach 10 thousand leis.  

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Days still short

Pedestrians and cyclists represent 21% of the mortality recorded on the roads of France in 2018 (respectively 559 and 162 people killed). This mortality is increasing compared to 2017, respectively of 19.4 and 8.7. For the fourth consecutive year, the MAIF Prevention Association has been conducting a national awareness campaign on the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists at night.

It is in this context that Nicole and Jean of Prevention MAIF were welcomed at the school of Saint-Auvent by Chloe, director, Odette, teacher of the schools, and Audrey, representative of the municipality at the level of road safety. 46 very caring and aware children of the danger of the road, at the time of the change of time at night, each received a reflective vest and a signal lamp system.  
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What to do in case of breakdown or accident

There is nothing more unpleasant on a long journey on the holiday road than breaking down. See his vehicle, usually loaded, stopped net, in the middle of nowhere, on an overloaded highway or else on a country road, certainly more bucolic but oh so destabilizing! What are the gestures to adopt, the reflexes to have in these different cases?

In case of failure
If the breakdown occurs on a highway, Alexis of the French Federation of Insurance, the only reflex to be is for the driver, to trigger his distress signals, to wear his reflective vest and especially to put his little family safe behind the slide. Then, he must identify, according to the indicative small arrows located on the side of the highway, which is the nearest emergency terminal to alert the helpers who will dispatch on site the appropriate means, convenience, highway vans for signaling...

Only a specific application to relocate the vehicle can exempt the driver to go to an emergency call terminal. If the breakdown occurs on a secondary road, or abroad, ditto, put his family safe, indicate the location of the vehicle stopped by a triangle and then call the assistance service related to his insurance of which the number is on his green card or, very often, on the back of his sticker stuck on the windshield.

In the event of an accident
They are practically the same instructions as for the breakdown, except the fact that the emotional shock, if there is only crumpled sheet metal or the psychological confusion, if there are wounded and thus urgent, complicate some little gives it. Again it is essential to report the accident by laying a triangle well before the accident site to warn other road users and to alert the rescue through a stopped emergency, see the 112 on his Smartphone if one is far from a terminal or on a secondary road. But in any case, it is essential to stay as calm as possible to guide relief at best or to make the first gestures that can save what, you will recognize, is easier said than done...  
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Orange on top of all construction sites

The yellow jacket of railway workers disappears. As of 1 July 2019, the entire construction will switch to orange work clothing. Never again, a sea of yellow reflective vests with a large rail project. Nobody sees the difference between a road worker and a railway worker. Why actually?

The consequences for rail builders are great. Companies such as BAM and Volker Rail have to dig into the pouch to replace all the clothing for their rail division. For example, there are 1345 railway workers who change from yellow to orange. Another 566 employees now regularly change their shirts and 32 safety people will wear yellow in the future.

Ten urgent questions to safety expert Marcel Edwards, chairman of Rail Alert Working Group Safety Dashboard.

Why does the entire railway industry switch to orange vests?
"Because orange vests are just as safe as yellow vests and it is easier and clearer to wear the same color as the entire construction. This ties in better with countries around us and is also easier for contractors who work in both construction and railways. Always switching is not convenient. "

You no longer see a difference between a road worker and a railway worker?
"That's right. Safety clothing of road workers will no longer differ from track workers from 1 July. Crispy orange is just as good as bright yellow. And safe working, even under dark or wet conditions, is of course the whole idea behind safety clothing.

Therefore, there are also strict requirements for the reflective fabrics on the clothing. They do not change anyway: they remain two horizontal stripes and at least [intermezzo vertical signaling stripes that go over the shoulders. "

Never again a yellow cardigan?
"Well, that is not entirely true. Those who are responsible for safety at the construction site will continue to wear yellow. They will be extra recognizable from 1 July onwards and will be the only ones left. That is conscious, so everyone knows that you have to listen immediately when someone with a yellow vest intervenes. "

So still yellow?
"Yes that's right. Safety in rail construction and also the entire construction is an important theme. There is still the greatest risk in the track construction sector. It is then handy if someone with a yellow vest calls that you have to put aside that you immediately respond to it, because you immediately realize 'who watches over my safety'. But they are only a few yellow vests. "

Do the safety people at other construction sites also switch to yellow vests?
"Not that I know. That would not be illogical, but Rail Alert is only on the track. "

What kind of sanctions or fines apply after that time?
"There are no immediate sanctions. We made that agreement sector wide and usually it works just fine. Maybe someone is wearing an orange vest for some time of yellow cloth or someone is being called on his clothes, but real sanctions usually only work counterproductive. "

What does this operation cost?
"We do not want to chase companies and organizations at high costs. This term has been agreed in consultation with the railway contractors. They have indicated that this term is manageable for everyone. The costs for a loose yellow vest are of course much lower than for a complete winter or rain outfit. We also deliberately did not agree to a term on yellow work trousers. An orange jacket with yellow pants is for the time being allowed. Most builders react enthusiastically at the thought that only orange safety clothing is needed. "
Was there resistance?
"Not really. I have not noticed anything in any case. The discussion, about the added value of yellow vests started after the 'Governance Code Safety in the Construction Industry' was concluded. As a result, Rail Alert conducted research into whether yellow vests are now safer or have added value. That does not seem to matter in practice. In other countries, rail workers have long been in orange and there are no differences when it comes to safety. "

How many yellow vests are there?
"No idea, many thousands. The agreement applies to the main track of Prevail, but also to all metro and light rail in HTM, RET, GVB and PUOV. So there are many parties involved and all those employees now wear yellow vests. "

What is actually happening with all those yellow vests?
"Safety clothing lasts between two to three years on average. We have deliberately agreed on a long lead time so that the exchange and purchase of new orange clothing are as much as possible in the regular replacement cycle companies. From 1 January there is already a transitional period that some rail workers already wear orange clothes with a yellow vest over them. On 1 July at midnight, the entire branch will switch to orange. "  

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Marhnos places Reflective Tapes in heavy transport

To reduce the risk of driving in the rain, for the third consecutive year the developer and international infrastructure administrator places free signage in these vehicles

As part of the prevention actions in the rainy season to ensure a safe and reliable traffic on the Palin-Escuintla highway, the company managing this route, Marine, installed a service station at kilometer 56 to place transport free of charge heavy reflective tapes, whose main objective is to make this type of cars visible under low visibility conditions to avoid accidents.

According to Juan Martinez, general manager of Merinos Guatemala, these forecast actions are part of their commitment to responsible administration and maintenance of the Palin-Escuintla highway, in which the care and protection of users are a priority. Reflective materials that are placed freely comply with international norms and standards related to high visibility and their use contribute significantly to reduce traffic accidents. That is why the use of these is even required by law in different countries, including Guatemala.

The assistant manager of operations, Lottie, explained that these tapes take advantage of a property of light called reflection, by means of which the rays of light impinge on the tape and are reflected perpendicularly. Hence, the vehicles that carry these tapes are visible in front of the lights of other vehicles or any other source of light, which is vital in situations of low visibility, as in the case of rain. "Driving with rain is always a risk and more when the change of season comes because this weather phenomenon makes it difficult to drive and drive. In fact, the statistical evidence that rain is what causes more accidents as the visibility is reduced and the driver's reaction capacity to. That is why it is important that heavy transport is properly marked. "said Lottie.

Although the rain is more dangerous at the beginning, it is always important to take the following precautions when driving in the rain:

Increase the safety distance with other vehicles, because, on a wet road, the car needs more distance to stop safely.
Reduce speed, as rain significantly reduces visibility.
Avoid sudden and sudden braking, because of the rain the roads become slippery.
Keep the windows clean and without fog because the rain dulls and fogs them.
Activate calls for roads or emergency light when the rain is too strong to be seen by other vehicles without difficulty.
Keep tires, brakes, and dampers in perfect condition to circulate more reliably and safely.  

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