Your senses

On the street, your warnings, preventions and thoughts can avoid you from falling into numerous incidents. The prevention level you gain will depend a lot on how much you know and use the following human senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. The purpose of this subject is to reveal how could you use your senses. Our ability to prevent damage or loss will depend on our ability to detect any problems before it happens. The senses are your most important survival tools.

– Vision: Our eyes are the most precious sense we have. Use them to identify: Fires, illegal or signs of forced entry, forced open windows and doors or signs of leakage or fluid leaks. People acting suspiciously etc.

– Hearing: Our ears are vitally important and can detect many things that the eye cannot. We do hear the sound of burning materials, the sound of broken glass or forced entry, the steps of a person, speech and voice of a person or other unusual sounds. Also machinery and equipment that would normally be off, and any other sound unusual.

– The touch: Touch can be very useful. Hands can be used to sense the temperature of certain objects. For example machines that generally should not be hot and they are, which can be a potential risk. Obviously we cannot touch any equipment that is very hot as it would burn us, but with only getting closer to the heat source we can feel the temperature and fix the problem. We can also use our touch, to feel unusual air currents caused by open doors or windows.

– Smell: The sense of smell is particularly useful for detecting smell of smoke or burned objects. The smell of burning gives us an early warning of the development of a fire to give us time to react and take necessary measures. Like when we see lightning or hear thunder in the distance. Automatically it’s a sign of rain and we have time to seek shelter. Never discard the smell of gas and the smell of gasoline, among many others. We can recognize a subject for a particular scent as their perfume, sweat etc. …

– Taste: It is difficult to visualize many instances where taste can help prevent or identify a potential risk. Examples can be as bad taste of water, or identify if a drink containing alcohol.

The various uses of the senses we specified above are the basic and necessary for survival.

And don’t forget the sixth sense. Listen to it.