Safer Hull

Staying Safe

Your neighbourhood, in many ways, is an extension of your home. This means you should be able to, safely and with confidence -

  • work
  • travel
  • socialise
  • utilise the resources across Hull

Every person has a basic right to feel safe in their community. Our 'Staying Safe' tips have been developed with personal safety and crime prevention in mind. They include -

  • advice
  • handy tools
  • tips
  • links to relevant websites

Safety at work

Whilst at work you may need to decide on what action to take to avoid potential danger and stay safe. It is always a good idea to think through options if you know of any potential risks you may face. Do not forget to check your company's policies and guidance for your own workplace.

In a premises

Be in control of your work environment -

  • be confident but not confrontational
  • make eye contact
  • politely engage with customers and clients as they enter your premises

Trust your instincts - If you have to deal with confrontation -

  • be polite
  • do not raise your voice
  • use your own communication skills early to diffuse a difficult situation
  • your volume, tone and body language are key elements to consider
  • never underestimate a potential threat - If you feel uneasy, start to act. Create some distance between you and the individual. Try not to enter the aggressor’s personal space. They may see this as a threat
  • security measures. Is there an effective CCTV system in place covering your premises? Is there an emergency alarm? A 2-way radio or mobile phone should be carried at all times so you can summon help. Make sure it is tested regularly. Do people know how to respond? Your business community working together can reduce the risk

Out and about

  • plan ahead. Know where you are going and the best way to get there. Let people know where you are going, your expected arrival, duration, and departure times
  • be alert. Walk with confidence and be aware of your surroundings and who is around you! This will make you appear in control and less vulnerable. When meeting someone alone, place yourself between the other person and the door to give yourself an exit route if needed
  • listen to your instincts. If you feel threatened - head for a safe place where there are lots of people. Such as a pub, shop, or garage. Do not become involved in confrontational situations. If, for example, your ‘gut’ feeling is telling you not to enter a property, listen to yourself. Act with your safety in mind
  • only take with you what you need. Think worst case scenario if you were to be a victim of crime. If someone grabs your belongings, let them go. Your safety is more important than your possessions
  • avoid quiet or badly lit areas. Stick to busy, well-lit streets whenever possible. Take the safest route, not necessarily the shortest

If your daily work role involves working alone, use the Suzy Lamplugh Trust for more tips on keeping safe.

Stop Spiking Hull

At Stop Spiking Hull we take your safety seriously. We understand that the action of spiking lies with the perpetrator, not the victim. We will work to protect safe night out in Hull and maintain safe drinking environments for everyone. Find out more about how we can protect great nights out in Hull.

Student safety

University or college life should create some of your best memories, but be aware! Some criminals see students as 'easy targets'. Follow the guides and make your student experiences ones to remember for all the right reasons.

Student survival handbook

Use the links below to find more information and handy tips -

You can also find useful information and advice in the document Home Office guide, Be Safe Be Secure.