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How to deal with language barriers at an accident scene

We're thick into our accident scene blog series where we've shared tips on what to say to accident victims, the types of consent you can get to be of help, how to help victims without causing further damage and how to deal with a challenging scene where victims are unable to communicate. One other challenge you could encounter when trying to communicate with victims is language. South Africa is a country that is diverse in languages and dialects, but what happens when the victim can't speak or

MiWay sponsors Wally Hayward Marathon for third consecutive year

MiWay has come aboard as the title sponsor of the new-look Wally Hayward Marathon - one of SA's major road marathons. The 2018 MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon, to be held on 1 May 2018 at the Centurion Rugby Club, now offers a total of R50 000 in prizes and features a new venue, new route and a new electronic timing system. The event, now entering its 42nd year, includes a 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km race, 5km race and is among the largest road marathons in South Africa, with entries capped at 13 000 for

Dealing with a challenging accident scene

Our recent accident scene blog series has shared tips to help you handle an accident scene with the required care and attention. But, what happens if the crash victims are unresponsive and unable to communicate due to the severity of their injuries - or they are heavily intoxicated? In this piece we share some more tips from our friends at Arrive Alive on how to still provide assistance at a challenging accident scene. Here's how you can collect critical information from a crash scene with unre

Ways to help seriously injured accident victims

There may come a time where you are witness to an accident scene or are the first to arrive. Having some basic knowledge on how to best handle the scene will aid you in giving the right kind of assistance without causing further harm. Every accident scene comes with its own challenges, communication being one of them. This could be as a result of severe injury, intoxication or shock - amongst other things. As part of the accident scene series, we're sharing some tips on how to still get the nec

Helping accident victims: The 3 types of consent you need

Accident scenes present a number of challenges when trying to lend a helping hand - whether you're a witness who is first on the scene or a medical professional. According to our friends at Arrive Alive, no matter the severity, when providing any form of assistance at an accident scene, consent is always required from the victim - even for medical professionals. These are the different types of consent that can be obtained from an accident victim (or given if you are a victim): Informed consen

3 things to say to accident victims if you are first on the scene

Accident scenes present many different challenges when trying to attend to the crash victims and get the necessary help. One such challenge is communication - you can either get lost in translation thanks to a language barrier, or the victim could be injured and unresponsive. Either way, there is critical information that is needed to ensure the correct handling of the scene. With help from our friends at Arrive Alive, we were able to put together a series of tips to help you handle an accident

6 ways to make your lawn lovelier

Often times, the grass on the other side of the fence looks greener - but what if it was your grass that was on the "other" side? A healthy lawn is probably one of the most important features when it comes to gardens, and something many of us desire to have throughout the year. Getting and keeping your grass "greener" requires constant effort, and a lot of know-how… but don't despair, we're here to help. A few ways to keep your lawn looking healthy: Keep an eye on the green. This

6 ways to kick-start a fuel-efficient lifestyle

Saving a few extra bucks is something that will never get old - who wouldn't want to have some spare cash with less effort? When it comes to fuel, you cannot simply depend on a price decrease to save you money. Here are a few ways you can drive your way to fuel efficiency - and save: Plan your trips and drive with a purpose. Where possible, plan and combine your trips to cover as many errands in fewer areas and stops as possible. This will help you avoid making too many stops where you have to

Look out! What to watch out for when renting a new home

Moving into a new place is an exciting change that can often come with its own challenges. Finding the right property to call "home" is a decision not to be taken lightly. It is advisable to create an inspection checklist to help you find the right place for your next move. Here's our suggested checklist to get you started: Consider the area It's essential to consider the type of area you're moving into and to do some research before making your final decision. Consider things such as proximit

6 Ways to save on car insurance

When it comes to owning a car, comprehensive car insurance is a must! This is a necessary expense that will not only cover you for minor accidental damage, but could also be a relief financially should you find yourself in a major accident. The financial drain of paying for insurance monthly may seem overwhelming, however, there are ways to lessen the blow. Here are great ways to save on your car insurance: CompareBefore making that switch or accepting your new cover with an insurer, you may w

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