The RTO has a number of processes to provide a safe and secure learning environment to all participants.
Participant Safety Tips – Travelling to and from work
- Don’t openly carry valuables, including iPods, mobile phones, laptops, etc.
- Find suitable and safe routes to petrol stations, shops and your local police station. Try to find routes that are well lit and busy.
- Avoid confrontation – it is better and safer to walk away if you are being provoked.
- If you feel you are being followed, cross the street, and if you are still worried, move as quickly as possible to a public area (such as a restaurant) and then telephone for help.
- At night, walk in well-lit areas and on busier streets, not dark alleyways and side-streets.
- Have your keys ready well before you reach the door of your car or house.
- If you are going away, tell someone you trust where you are going and when you will be back.
- If travelling by bus or tram at night, try not to wait alone at the bus or tram stops. Arrange for others to meet you at your home stop if you are returning late and have a long way to walk home.
- If you are travelling by train at night, do not sit in an empty carriage. Try to sit near groups of people in a well-lit area.
- Check the time of the last train, bus or tram home to avoid being stranded at night.
- Avoid walking alone after getting off public transport at night. If you can, walk close to a group of people or arrange for someone to meet you.
In the case of an emergency the contact ‘000’ via telephone to report the emergency to appropriate authorities.