Strap to help in times of need

2020-01-21 06:00
Karin Beaumont-Thomas with the new emergency strap around her car’s seat belt.

Karin Beaumont-Thomas with the new emergency strap around her car’s seat belt.

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A Richwood resident and graphic designer, Olivia Viglatzis, has launched a new customised emergency strap to help during an emergency.

The strap folds around seat belts, a baby seat and backpack strap and has details of the driver, baby or school going child – these include the name and surname of the individual, an emergency contact and medical aid details.

“All of this came to mind one evening when I was driving to the shop and thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I was to be in an accident?

“How would the emergency services know who to contact?

“And so it all started,” Viglatzis explains.

They also decided to make the strap available for school backpacks. “School children get injured and no one knows who to contact,” Viglatzis adds.

According to her the idea started small and they hope they can someday grow it into a business.

“We started in November and we have only done things via Facebook so far, so we are really still small.” The business has gained some momentum through word of mouth.

Viglatzis hopes to approach medical aid companies to get involved. “We will be marketing it ourselves for now as each of the emergency straps are individually made for that particular person’s needs.”

The straps can be ordered and mailed to anywhere in the country.

V For more information email info@mysafetycomesfirst.co.za.

A Richwood resident and graphic designer, Olivia Viglatzis, has launched a new customised emergency strap to help during a moment of crisis.

The strap folds around seat belts, a baby seat and backpack strap and has details of the driver, baby or school going child – these include the name and surname of the individual, an emergency contact and medical aid details.

“All of this came to mind one evening when I was driving to the shop and thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I was to be in an accident?

“How would the emergency services know who to contact?

“And so it all started,” Viglatzis explains.

They also decided to make the strap available for school backpacks. “School children get injured and no one knows who to contact,” Viglatzis adds.

According to her the idea started small and they hope they can someday grow it into a business.

“We started in November and we have only done things via Facebook so far, so we are really still small.” The business has gained some momentum through word of mouth.

Viglatzis hopes to approach medical aid companies to get involved. “We will be marketing it ourselves for now as each of the emergency straps are individually made for that particular person’s needs.”

The straps can be ordered and mailed to anywhere in the country.

V For more information email info@mysafetycomesfirst.co.za.

A Richwood resident and graphic designer, Olivia Viglatzis, has launched a new customised emergency strap to help during an emergency.

The strap folds around seat belts, a baby seat and backpack strap and has details of the driver, baby or school going child – these include the name and surname of the individual, an emergency contact and medical aid details.

“All of this came to mind one evening when I was driving to the shop and thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I was to be in an accident?

“How would the emergency services know who to contact?

“And so it all started,” Viglatzis explains.

They also decided to make the strap available for school backpacks. “School children get injured and no one knows who to contact,” Viglatzis adds.

According to her the idea started small and they hope they can someday grow it into a business.

“We started in November and we have only done things via Facebook so far, so we are really still small.” The business has gained some momentum through word of mouth.

Viglatzis hopes to approach medical aid companies to get involved. “We will be marketing it ourselves for now as each of the emergency straps are individually made for that particular person’s needs.”

The straps can be ordered and mailed to anywhere in the country.

V For more information email info@mysafetycomesfirst.co.za.

A Richwood resident and graphic designer, Olivia Viglatzis, has launched a new customised emergency strap to help during an emergency.

The strap folds around seat belts, a baby seat and backpack strap and has details of the driver, baby or school going child – these include the name and surname of the individual, an emergency contact and medical aid details.

“All of this came to mind one evening when I was driving to the shop and thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I was to be in an accident?

“How would the emergency services know who to contact?

“And so it all started,” Viglatzis explains.

They also decided to make the strap available for school backpacks. “School children get injured and no one knows who to contact,” Viglatzis adds.

According to her the idea started small and they hope they can someday grow it into a business.

“We started in November and we have only done things via Facebook so far, so we are really still small.” The business has gained some momentum through word of mouth.

Viglatzis hopes to approach medical aid companies to get involved. “We will be marketing it ourselves for now as each of the emergency straps are individually made for that particular person’s needs.”

The straps can be ordered and mailed to anywhere in the country.

V For more information email info@mysafetycomesfirst.co.za.

A Richwood resident and graphic designer, Olivia Viglatzis, has launched a new customised emergency strap to help during an emergency.

The strap folds around seat belts, a baby seat and backpack strap and has details of the driver, baby or school going child – these include the name and surname of the individual, an emergency contact and medical aid details.

“All of this came to mind one evening when I was driving to the shop and thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I was to be in an accident?

“How would the emergency services know who to contact?

“And so it all started,” Viglatzis explains.

They also decided to make the strap available for school backpacks. “School children get injured and no one knows who to contact,” Viglatzis adds.

According to her the idea started small and they hope they can someday grow it into a business.

“We started in November and we have only done things via Facebook so far, so we are really still small.” The business has gained some momentum through word of mouth.

Viglatzis hopes to approach medical aid companies to get involved. “We will be marketing it ourselves for now as each of the emergency straps are individually made for that particular person’s needs.”

The straps can be ordered and mailed to anywhere in the country.

V For more information email info@mysafetycomesfirst.co.za.

A Richwood resident and graphic designer, Olivia Viglatzis, has launched a new customised emergency strap to help during an emergency.

The strap folds around seat belts, a baby seat and backpack strap and has details of the driver, baby or school going child – these include the name and surname of the individual, an emergency contact and medical aid details.

“All of this came to mind one evening when I was driving to the shop and thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I was to be in an accident? “How would the emergency services know who to contact? And so it all started,” Viglatzis explains.

They also decided to make the strap available for school backpacks. “School children get injured and no one knows who to contact,” Viglatzis adds.

According to her the idea started small and they hope they can someday grow it into a business.

“We started in November and we have only done things via Facebook so far, so we are really still small.” The business has gained some momentum through word of mouth. Viglatzis hopes to approach medical aid companies to get involved. “We will be marketing it ourselves for now as each of the emergency straps are individually made for that particular person’s needs.”

The straps can be ordered and mailed to anywhere in the country.

V For more information email info@mysafetycomesfirst.co.za.

A Richwood resident and graphic designer, Olivia Viglatzis, has launched a new customised emergency strap to help during a time of need.

The strap folds around seat belts, a baby seat and backpack strap, and has details of the driver, baby or school going child – these include the name and surname of the individual, an emergency contact and medical aid details.

“All of this came to mind one evening when I was driving to the shop and thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I was to be in an accident?’

“How would the emergency services know who to contact?

“And so it all started,” Viglatzis explains.

They also decided to make the strap available for school backpacks. “School children get injured and no one knows who to contact,” Viglatzis adds.

According to her, the idea started small and they hope they can someday grow it into a business.

“We started in November and we have only done things via Facebook so far, so we are really still small.” The business has gained some momentum through word of mouth.

Viglatzis hopes to approach medical aid companies to get involved. “We will be marketing it ourselves for now as each of the emergency straps are individually made for that particular person’s needs.”

The straps can be ordered and mailed to anywhere in the country.

V For more information, email info@mysafetycomesfirst.co.za.

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