Safe Shopping And Guidelines For Store Or Workplace Safety

Vision Tactical – ER24

Most of our retailers, businesses and restaurants have opened under level 3 of the lockdown in South Africa. Although there is a bit more freedom to move around, your chances of becoming infected can also be higher as traffic volumes have increased. Remember if you visit a shop, to practice physical and social distance, wear a cloth mask, sanitise your hands regularly and do not touch your face. Most businesses that have received the green light to open have to adhere to strict government regulations and guidelines. Most will, prior to you entering the store, take your temperature, take down your details and sanitise your hands.

When can a shop reopen after being closed due to a positive COVID-19 case?

As a guide, the store will need to be disinfected overnight before reopening. Staff should be evaluated for any COVID-19 signs and symptoms, and close contacts of the COVID-19 positive staff member sent home for 10 days quarantine.

Guidelines for store/ workplace safety

Use only a single (separate) entrance/exit as far as possible.

Keep doors open to minimise touching door handles.

The number of people in a store (including staff and customers) may be limited to one person per 6 square metres (i.e. floor meterage divided by 6).

When the store is full, customers will be asked to queue outside.

1,5-metre floor markings indicate where customers should queue. Shopping trolleys may be used as a means to maintain physical distancing.

Sanitise shopping trolleys and basket handles before and after use.

Anyone entering a store must wear a cloth mask and must first sanitise their hands.

If aisles are narrow, a direction of travel for aisles may be indicated on the floor.

Make a selection before touching an item/avoid touching multiple items.

Till points

Maintain physical distancing by using floor markings spaced at 1.5-metre intervals to indicate where it is safe to queue.

Perspex guards installed at till points create a barrier between cashiers and customers. Customers and cashiers should not touch these guards.

Cashiers and packers must sanitise their hands before and after assisting each customer. Additionally, the customer should also sanitise their hands before being assisted. The cashier should spray the hand sanitiser onto the customer’s hands rather than handing the customer the bottle.

If using your own shopping bags, remember to wash the bags after each use.

When arriving home, be sure to protect your family by wiping down purchased goods, with an appropriate detergent and disinfectant. Take care to wash fruit and vegetables with clean water.

‘Vision Tactical Plus’ Mobile App Redefines & Transforms Safety & Security Approach

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Vision Tactical is aware of the many challenges, some unpredictable, that residents and businesses will be faced with in the months to come.

Hence, the company launched the latest version of its safety and security application for mobile phone users – “Vision Tactical Plus”. To better protect themselves, South Africans have resorted to using all manners of security measures, including their smartphones.

The digitally enhanced app provides Vision Tactical clients with an all in one safety and security solution at their fingertips.

The mobile app is linked to the Vision Tactical Control Room, sending real-time alerts where clients are able to request a range of emergency services.

Director of Vision Tactical, Yaseen Theba says that the latest version of the app will assist clients who find themselves in crisis situations by connecting them to an extensive network of emergency responders, as well as alerting selected friends and family.

“The app provides emergency services with vital information on the person in distress, such as their blood type, medical aid, private security company and next of kin. It then provides exact GPS co-ordinates of the user’s smartphone and directs us how to get there fastest.”

Theba says that Vision Tactical Plus provides an integrated personal safety & security solution, and that the app was re-developed to further enhance the fight against crime which has had devastating consequences for millions of people across various provinces in South Africa.

“Over the past few months, Vision Tactical has worked hand in hand with security and tech experts from around the country, to create a GO – TO smartphone application unlocking potential security solutions for where and when its most needed, in turn, bringing about stability.”

Theba adds that everyone dreams of a society that is at peace with itself, a society ready for a new and prosperous future.

“Through Vision Tactical Plus, this is a possibility.”

Users are able to receive immediate protection via the panic button, access to important information from Vision Tactical, where clients are able to connect with the team in just a few taps and find out more about what’s going on in your community before anyone else.

– Includes new panic button features

– Includes push notifications

– Includes improved security features

– Includes the Vision Tactical Newsfeed

– Includes surveys

– Includes app help and feedback

– Includes contact and travel details for Emergency Medical Services

– Includes all-in-one access to all social media feeds of Vision Tactical

The Spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic is Rapidly Occurring Globally 

Vision Tactical’s COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness Unit will ensure that a risk assessment is carried out by entities, organisations and body corporates.
– ✅ Risk mitigation plans are implemented.
– ✅ Daily self-screening for all, and how to go about doing this
– ✅ Physical distancing methods
– ✅ The adequate provision of sanitisers and/or soap and water;
– ✅ The regular cleaning of venues and work spaces;
– ✅ Protocols which you can put in place to prevent the spread of infection.
 Contact our offices to set up an engagement;

Vision Tactical Rolls Out Free COVID-19 Awareness Posters

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Residents in Johannesburg and surrounding areas will notice posters strategically placed at building entrances, public spaces, lift lobbies and even bathrooms with guidelines to protect yourself against the COVID-19 virus designed by private security company Vision Tactical.

Since the outbreak in South Africa, Vision Tactical has been proactive with the launch of a dedicated unit to deal with COVID related reports. Their COVID- 19 preparedness response unit, staffed by trained members from ER24 focuses on training guards and making communities aware of the processes and procedures to combat the spread.

The unit also advices on statistics, lockdown regulations and sanitizing in a series of presentations to prepare businesses in their fight against COVID-19. The “advise and sanitize” campaign has equipped internal staff and clients providing notable processes and processes at Vision Tactical secured sites.

As part of their #ProtectingCommunities drive to fight the spread of infection Vision Tactical has rolled out teams that will put up awareness posters that are informative and has almost become mandatory. This is a free service and you don’t need to be a Vision Tactical client.

“We might not all be infected, but we are all affected” and every step we take towards stoping the spread of the virus as individuals will yield results for us as a community. “We are all in this together” – said Yaseen Theba, Director of Private Security company rolls out free COVID-19 awareness posters.

The management and tactical teams will be visiting a number of frail care facilities and orphanages on Mandela Day. Together with their partners, they will donate PPE and support nursing staff with equipment. “Its important that we focus our support towards the frontline staff who work tirelessly under major challenges… doctors, nurses, and caregivers must know that we appreciate them now more than ever’, said Theba

If you require these informative posters, please send a WhatsApp message directly to Vision Tactical Mobile Commander: 072 751 0414

Building Name :

Full Address :

Contact person :

Contact Number :

#ProtectingCommunities 🇿🇦


Media contact:

Mohammed Ameen Dabhelia Spokesperson
+27 (83) 228-2232

Joburg Emergency Services on High Alert as Cold Front Hits Gauteng

Vision Tactical – (Adapted from Radio Islam International)

Joburg Emergency Services says it will remain on high alert as a cold front hits Gauteng.

The South African Weather Service says most parts of province including the City of Johannesburg will receive a significant drop in temperatures starting on Friday morning.

JES says freezing temperatures will force residents to use heating and lighting appliances that may be dangerous if they are used unsafely.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says the main focus will be on the 189 informal settlements throughout the city as they are the most vulnerable to fire incidents during cold weather conditions.

“We just want to encourage all our residents throughout the city of Johannesburg to look after all their heating devices, things like paraffin stoves, heaters, candles as they try and warm themselves to make sure that all those heating devices are well looked after and are not left unattended while in use.”

Mulaudzi says the City of Johannesburg’s Disaster Management Centre will be operational throughout the weekend and monitoring teams have been dispatched to all seven regions of the City to monitor any eventuality, which might occur.

The SA Weather service says the temperatures will start improving from Sunday.



Staying Safe in Adverse Weather Conditions

 ER24 -Vision Tactical

Stay Warm

While the idea of soups, hearty meals and warm clothes might make you excited for winter, the risk for hypothermia remains high. However, according to Dr Robyn Holgate, ER24’s Chief Medical Officer, you don’t have to be freezing for hypothermia to develop. There are many ways we can lose heat from the body.

What is hypothermia?

Hypothermia is a condition where the body loses heat faster than the body can produce it.

How does hypothermia occur?

Accidental hypothermia: This is the unintentional drop in body temperature to less than 35°C when the body’s usual responses to cold begin to fail. Examples of those affected: unexpected exposure or someone that is inadequately prepared, for example, the elderly or homeless, someone caught in a winter storm, or even an outdoor sports enthusiast.

Intentional: post-trauma or after a cardiac arrest, which we generally call therapeutic hypothermia.

There are many ways where we can lose heat from the body, for example:

  • convection when you have wet clothing on or a fan to cool down;
  • conduction which is the transfer of body heat to other objects (for example sitting on a cold metal chair);
  • evaporation which is responsible for about 20-30% of heat loss in temperate conditions, losing heat through the conversion of water to gas (evaporation of sweat);
  • radiation is a form of heat loss through infrared rays. This involves the transfer of heat from one object to another, with no physical contact required. For example, the sun transfers heat to the earth through radiation.

It is important to note that hypothermia is not just having a low body temperature or someone who is shivering. Heat loss in cold, wet weather increases the risk for hypothermia and injury. Heat loss can occur in warm temperatures through conduction. Swimming or sitting in cool or cold water can cause the body to lose heat very quickly and increase the risk for hypothermia.

According to Dr Holgate, there are different stages of hypothermia. She explains that “medically we classify hypothermia as a temperature less than 35 degree Celsius. Our normal body temp is in the region of about 37 degrees.”

Mild hypothermia is the initial phase to stop the cold where you might shiver, have a fast heartbeat, have rapid breathing and blood vessel constriction occurs.

Moderate hypothermia is where your body experiences a decreased heart rate, a changed level of consciousness, decreased respiratory rate, dilated pupils and decreased gag reflex.

Severe hypothermia is when there is usually no perceptible breathing, the person is in a coma, they have non-reactive pupils, they don’t pass any urine, and they sometimes present with pulmonary oedema.

Treatment for hypothermia varies according to severity.

Here are some first aid guidelines for the treatment of hypothermia:

  • When you’re helping a person with hypothermia, handle him or her gently.
  • Move the person out of the cold to a warm, dry location, sheltering them from the wind.
  • If the person is wearing wet clothing, remove it.
  • Cover the person with dry blankets and don’t forget to cover their heads too. Ensure they lie on a blanket or warm surface. If you have first aid, make use of warm compresses around the groin and chest area to provide warmth for the patient.
  • Provide warm beverages if the person is alert and able to drink fluids.
  • Monitor the patient’s breathing. A person with severe hypothermia may appear unconscious, with no apparent signs of a pulse or respiration. If the person’s breathing has stopped or seems dangerously low or shallow, begin CPR.
  • Within the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), paramedics use a rescue blanket as well as a standard blanket to warm patients up. The rescue blanket can prevent heat loss through convection or radiation. The standard blanket can prevent heat loss through conduction and convention. We may use passive or active rewarming techniques depending on the severity of hypothermia. These methods may include blood rewarming, warm intravenous fluid use, airway rewarming and irrigation techniques.

Seniors, children and the homeless are at significant risk of developing hypothermia this winter. Try and remain indoors and keep yourself warm. If a patient shows symptoms of mild hypothermia, make sure they stay inside and keep warm so that the person’s condition does not worsen. Prevention remains better than cure.

Medical attention must be sought immediately if someone appears to be suffering from hypothermia and is becoming lethargic and confused.

Heavy Rain

A flash flood is a rapid flooding of a low-lying area. It may be caused by heavy rain associated with a severe thunderstorm, hurricane or even a tropical storm. Flash floods are distinguished from regular floods by a timescale of less than six hours. You will not always have a warning that these deadly, sudden floods are coming. So, if you live in areas prone to flash floods, plan accordingly to protect your family and property. Below is a list of tips.

Your home:

  • Keep emergency numbers and important information handy. Also keep emergency supplies such as water, canned food, a can opener, battery-operated radio, flashlight and protective clothing ready.
  • Keep a first aid kit.
  • Turn off all your household electrical devices.
  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Leave the area before it gets too late. Get to higher ground.

Should you be outdoors or in your vehicle, do the following:

  • Climb to higher ground and stay there.
  • Avoid walking through floodwaters – even 15 centimetres deep can sweep you off your feet.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car, but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground.
  • Never drive through a flooded road as the road may be washed away.
  • If you get swept away in the floodwaters, try to grab onto anything you can to pull yourself to safety.
  • Getting swept away while inside your vehicle can be extremely dangerous. If you are stuck inside your vehicle, roll down the windows and open the doors to allow water into your vehicle. Doing this will equal the pressure on both sides of the door, allowing you to escape your vehicle.


WATCH: CCIN shares messages of hope for a country in lockdown


 The video features clips of various CCIN members sharing words of wisdom with community members.

April 26, 2020

The Civilian Crime Intelligence Network (CCIN) family shared their messages of support and hope for a country in lockdown through a video on 24 April.

The video features clips of various CCIN members sharing words of wisdom with community members.

CCIN founder Dr Reza Patel said, “We are overwhelmed with this pandemic that has besieged us. It requires common sense, calm and discipline…”

“No matter how small, do your best to bring an end to this threat to humanity and help us flatten this curve,” added Patel.

Yaseen Theba from Vision Tactical saluted President Cyril Ramaphosa for taking decisive action in the fight against coronavirus.

Many CCIN members thanked front-line workers for their selfless efforts to put themselves at risk for the good of others.

Executive chairperson of the Gauteng Provincial Community Police Board TJ Masilela encouraged residents to comply with regulations.

“If you have no business being outside, please stay in. Let us protect our community, our kids and our future. Stay alert, stay safe and stay home,” said Masilela.

Owner of SCP Security Clive Maher encouraged members of the public to assist their neighbours in need at this time.

Founder of Help SA Ashraf Muhammad addressed community members who feel overwhelmed, “Your life is worth living… We get nasty thoughts. Don’t allow those thoughts to let you make nasty decisions.”

Director of Professional Child Care College Bev Wilson encouraged parents to spend time with their children and make memories during lockdown.

Follow CCIN on Twitter @crimeairnetwork or @cci_network

Vision Tactical Supporting NGO’s On The Ground Deliver Essentials During 21 Day Lockdown

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Private Security company Vision Tactical has lended it’s helping hand by supporting local NGO’s deliver much needed essential items during the 21 day COVID-19 lockdown.

Intervention and Specialized Support Units are making sure that essential items which need  to be distributed to hundreds of people on a daily basis reaches its point of destination safely.

Team members also mobilized to manage the coordination of the distribution while ensuring that all protocols and necessary safety procedures are followed.

Director of Vision Tactical, Yaseen Theba says that it’s positive to see how many NGO’s and volunteers have come forward and rose to the challenge of  assisting the needy during a very challenging time.

“The members from the Muslim Association of South Africa found out about the dire need for essential food items required at the Bakazela Settlement, they then immediately purchased the items, and came out to distribute.”

Theba says that every helping hand counts at this point in time.

“During this challenging period, being proactive and positive is the only way to move forward stronger and together.”

Those wanting to contribute:

Muslim Association of South Africa LILLAH ACCOUNT
First National Bank (FNB)
Account Number: 62779526725
Branch Code is: 253305
Ref: (Donor Name)

Government To Roll Out Massive Covid-19 Testing Programme

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government will roll out an extensive field screening programme to get South Africans tested for the coronavirus.

The president has also confirmed that three South Africans have died from the novel coronavirus to date. 
Ramaphosa announced the screening programme on Monday night. He said the programme will see 10 000 field workers visit people’s homes to test for the virus in urban and rural areas.