How often do you think about your own personal safety and how being safe might impact on your financial situation? I never used to actively think about safety until I went on a safety course at work, but afterwards my entire perspective on safety and my finances changed. The course started with this video (be warned that it is a little graphic in parts) and it really set the tone for the remainder of the day and how everyone should take safety seriously. I think the reason why the course had such a big impact on me is because of my family situation. I am now a father, and my wife is at home full time looking after our son. This leaves me as the primary bread winner for the family, and if I was to lose my income then we would all suffer because of that. I had myself questioning many of the obvious safety hazards that I saw day to day, but previously had done nothing about. The main thoughts I had running through my head were:
- What happens if I can't work for a period of time due to being injured?
- What happens if I can never work again because I am seriously injured or disabled?
- What would happen to my family if I was to pass away?