What Businesses Can Do to Prevent Child Heat Stroke
Every year there are tragic stories shared of children left in vehicles by caregivers, only later to have found passed away from heat stroke. The hot weather combined with the greenhouse-like effect created by the vehicle leads to life-threatening conditions if children are not given access to emergency medical attention fairly quickly.
It’s safe to say that no one wants to see a child suffer from the effects of being trapped in a car, and several non-profits, lawmakers, and auto manufacturers are working on solutions for parents from different angles. But what can a business do to prevent vehicular heat stroke from happening to one of their employees or customers?.
Keep reading for a few tips to get you started.
Publish Reminders Everywhere
Installing signage like this outside any major entrances and exits may create that warning bell to check the back of their vehicle just one more time to be safe. There are option for stand up signs to be placed at entrances or around the store, as well as stickers to go on doors.
Host an Awareness Event
Set up a table outside your entrances or during a benefits fair. BabySav will work with your team to provide support where we can, including talking points, literature, and keychains employees can use as a cue for checking their backseat every time they exit their vehicle.
Publish Reminders in Newsletters
Adding a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to your newsletters is another way to bring awareness to the concerns with child heatstroke. Cases are more prevalent in warmer months, so late spring through summer is a great time to talk about the concerns and what your employees can do to help. If you need help with verbiage, the team at BabySav is here to help you craft your message.
Train Your Employees
Most businesses have employees walking through the parking lot throughout the day. Whether you have teams collecting carts or it’s simply to and from their car, training your employees on how to handle the situation is they come across a child or pet left unattended in the car.
BabySav is committed to spreading the word about the dangers of child heatstroke, and offering simple yet effective solutions to remind everyone to check their entire car every time. For more information, reach out to our team here.