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Written by the former SAS Chief Survival Instructor, this guide shows how to make your home safe and avoid domestic accident or injury. It shows the dangers of DIY tools, chemicals and poisonous plants in your home and garden and gives help and strategies for home security and fire prevention. It also includes sections on avoiding accidents and injury at work and in sports, dealing with travel dangers, self-defence from all kinds of attack from telephone nuisance to rape and mugging, plus first aid and how to ...

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Overview

Written by the former SAS Chief Survival Instructor, this guide shows how to make your home safe and avoid domestic accident or injury. It shows the dangers of DIY tools, chemicals and poisonous plants in your home and garden and gives help and strategies for home security and fire prevention. It also includes sections on avoiding accidents and injury at work and in sports, dealing with travel dangers, self-defence from all kinds of attack from telephone nuisance to rape and mugging, plus first aid and how to save a life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780002558037
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Series: Reissue Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.41 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Essentials 7
Be a survivor
Pollution
Radiation
Body matters
Chemical hazards
Substance abuse
Stress
Relaxation
The violent city
Natural disasters
City survival kit
Safety First 17
Safe as houses?
Structural dangers
Electricity
Electrocution
Gas
Carbon monoxide
Liquid fuel
Solid fuel
Water
Common accidents
Room check
Leaving the house
Pets
Diy/Craft Hazards 65
Doing it yourself
Using tools
Basic tools
Power tools
Hire tools
Chainsaws
Welding
Paint
Crafts
Ladders
Platform towers
Protective clothing
Poisons 89
Chemical hazards
Alcohol
Types of hazard
Safe storage
Acute poisoning
Chronic poisoning
Kitchen/living areas
Bathroom
The medicine cupboard
Prescribed medicines
Garage/shed
Pesticides
Fire! 125
Fire facts
How fire kills
Public buildings
Explosion
Equipment
Smoke detectors
Extinguishers
Drills
Emergencies
Escape techniques
Trapped!
Security 139
Safe & secure
Home security
Locks and alarms
Burglars' top ten
Neighbourhood watch
Burgled!
Security at work
Reception desks
Guard patrols
Guard dogs
Countering espionage
Computer hacking
Vehicle security
Work & Play 157
The workplace
Health risks
The unhealthy office
Leisure
Television/music
Barbecues
Children's playgrounds
On the town
Sport
Fitness
Types of injury
Sport by sport
In Transit 181
On the move
Motoring
Defensive driving
Accidents
Motorbikes
Cycling
Public transport
Lifts/escalators
Travelling abroad
Immunization
Air travel
Acclimatization
Jetlag
Self-Defence 203
The law
The police
Being arrested
Finding a solicitor
Being a witness
Under attack
Attack scenarios
Public transport
High-risk groups
Self-defence
Avoiding violence
Your natural weapons
Into action!
Animal attack
Terrorism 251
Terrorist threat
Prime targets
Bombs
Bomb searches
Hijack/kidnap
Tied up/gagged
Under fire
Hold-ups and robberies
Body search
Risk limitation
Evacuation
Bomb search
Bullet/blastproofing
Disasters 265
Natural diasters
Emergency supplies
Purifying water
Earthquake
Tsunami
Volcano
Hurricane
Tornado
Flood
Flash floods
Lightning
Drought
The big freeze
Health 277
Monitor your own health
Childhood diseases
Serious diseases/disorders
Genetic disorders
Respiratory problems
Eating disorders
Food hygiene/poisoning
Tropical diseases
STDs/AIDS/safer sex
Parasites
Pets and your health
Substance abuse
Emergencies
Save-a-life techniques
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