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Wed 6 Oct 2021

How To Protect Yourself As A Food Delivery Rider


Food & Hospitality
Food delivery drivers incur a lot of risks and challenges. Therefore, safety measures will help you in one way or the other. Be sure to make use of any of those tips in case you need them.

Food delivery drivers undergo a lot of risks as they transfer their products. Some injuries among food deliver riders can be seen, while others are unknown. Here are some of the tips to guide you as a way to protect yourself.

Take Note of the Safety of Your Geographical Area

The first thing to do when sent a delivery request is to check how secure the neighbourhood is. Not every area is safe to drive into. If the place has a record of negative feedback, you either decline the request or don’t drive alone.

Illuminate Your Path

In case of late-night requests, ensure your car has good lighting. Make sure it lightens your path so you can avoid any unseen dangers.

Wear Safety Gadgets

In the past, the deliveries were only for specific companies that went that extra mile to earn more profits for their business. However, during the Covid 19 pandemic, there was an increase in food deliveries. Therefore, ensure you have your face mask on all the time. Also, you can put on gloves or have a hand sanitiser everywhere you go.

Always Have a Help Number Ready for Dial

As mentioned before, there are so many risks. You can be aware of some while others are unseen. Therefore, on the safe side, always have a help number on your phone and get ready to dial it anytime.

Maintain Your Locks

The lock of the vehicle should always be in good condition. Always ensure you make maintenance procedures to avoid last-minute regrets. As soon as your car has good locks, deliver the food and stay locked in the vehicle. Also, make sure you have the keys in your pocket every time you provide them. When you get back to the car, stay in and lock the door.

Use Cameras

In case of an incident, make sure you have the cameras on. Food delivery drivers should have cameras on their dashboards. If you get attacked, you will use that video as evidence for the people involved to be arrested. Ensure it is always charged so that it can be on when you need it the most. It will be a necessary tool for law enforcement to help you get justice.

Wear Safety Kit

For safety measures, you should have a safety kit in the car in case of an attack. In case of injuries among food delivery riders, they can nurse themselves before help gets to them. Always make sure you have a first aid kit near you.

Use the Buddy System

Don’t go out for deliveries on your own. Have someone to be with you. You never know the dangers ahead. Also, to avoid getting lost, one of you can be driving as the other follow the map guide. Also, if one of you gets an injury, the other can call for help and help in nursing the wounds.

Moreover, one of you can help the police apprehend the culprits involved. You never know when you need a helping hand. Thus, you should do the deliveries the two of you.

In Conclusion

Food delivery drivers incur a lot of risks and challenges. Therefore, safety measures will help you in one way or the other. Be sure to make use of any of those tips in case you need them.


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