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It’s about building a culture of correct attitudes and disciplines, empowering people to prevent hazards and to mitigate risk.

Winter has arrived in North America

Time to fit your winter tyres and prepare your vehicle for winter.

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We strive towards no harm in all that we do, it's more than just following rules, it’s one of our values at Partners in Performance and it is about building a culture of correct attitudes and disciplines, empowering people to prevent hazards and to mitigate risk.

No Harm is ‘hard wired’ into what we do. Whether at home or at work, we live ‘No Harm’ and have a track record of helping others do the same. Further, we recognise we must continue to lead by example, particularly when it comes to the journey toward no harm with regard to safety, the environment and our people. In this regard, safety shares, walking the talk, coaching, having the courage to call people up on unsafe acts or conditions are all part of our philosophy and part of each of our daily lives, whether on a client site, in the office, or at home.

We understand that we have an obligation to protect not only ourselves, but also those around us and the environment in which we live. No harm is the only defensible goal, and every day, we strive to achieve that goal. Through a relentless journey which builds awareness and systematically makes things better by eliminating unnecessary risks, we will improve our world.

This flows directly into the work that we do on client sites, both explicitly and implicitly.

Partners in Performance Safety Share App

We at Partners in Performance strive towards building a "No Harm", safety-conscious culture which allows us to be safer and more productive, every day. To help us on this journey, we decided to help our people, and our clients, using some simple, helpful tools that can be used to improve our knowledge and our focus on safety-related matters. 

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Time to fit your winter tyres and prepare your vehicle for winter.

What makes the difference between an ordinary driver and a good one?

  • An ordinary driver reacts to the road situations
  • A good driver anticipates crises and avoids them

How should you prepare a vehicle for driving under winter conditions?
Driving in winter weather – snow, ice, wet and cold – creates a great challenge for vehicles and drivers. Keeping your vehicle in good technical repair reduces your overall chances for any mishap or disaster while driving – particularly in winter weather. To prepare your vehicle for winter driving give it a complete check-up. Look for the following:
Tyres

  • The traction between tyres and roadway determines how well a vehicle rides, turns and stops, and is crucial for safe driving in winter. Proper tyre selection is very important.
  • Use all-season radial tyres only in areas that receive light snowfall
  • Use snow tyres in areas that receive heavy snowfall
  • Use chains on all four wheels when you expect severe snow and icy roads. Check with your local Department or Ministry of Transportation office to see if the use of tyre chains is legal in the region through which you are planning to drive.
  • Check tyre pressure and if necessary restore it to levels recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. The pressure drops about 1 psi for every 5°C (9°F) drop in temperature.
  • Do not mix radial tyres with other types
  • Check tyre balance and correct if necessary
  • Check wheel alignment and correct if necessary

Electrical system

  • Battery – recharge or replace if the battery is weak. Also have the charging system checked.
  • Ignition – check for damaged ignition wires and cracks in the distributor cap
  • Lights – check all lights (headlights, sidelights, emergency flashers, directional lights, tail lights, brake lights and parking lights) to ensure they function properly

Brakes

  • Check brakes and adjust to ensure equal braking

Exhaust system

  • Check the exhaust system for leaks. A properly sealed exhaust system reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Keep the window in your vehicle slightly open when you're stuck in snow, and run the engine and heater to keep warm
  • Keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow. A blocked pipe can force carbon monoxide back into the car interior.

Heating/cooling system

  • Check the radiator and hoses for leaks
  • Ensure that your vehicle always has a sufficient amount of antifreeze rated for the coldest weather
  • Check the defrosters (front and back) to make sure they are working efficiently

Windshield wipers

  • Ensure that windshield wipers function efficiently. Replace them if they are old and worn.
  • Fill the washer container with an antifreeze fluid and top it up frequently

Fuel

  • Fill up the fuel tank before you leave on your trip
  • Do not let the fuel level get too low – the driving time to the next gas station may take much longer than you expect, and if you get stuck, the car engine will be your only source of heat

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