Don’t Forget (3)

Many of us are required at work to wear a lanyard at work in order to display our access badges or credentials. I would like to strongly recommend that you consider attaching a whistle to your lanyard. If you don’t have to wear a lanyard, consider adding a whistle to your key chain.  If you are ever in an emergency situation where you need to be heard over the deafening sound of a storm, rushing water, or an alarm, a whistle can mean the difference in life or death. A whistle can reach pitches that are noticeable where your screaming voice can simply be drowned out by those other sounds.

In addition, if you are ever trapped in a building where your chest may be compressed beneath a pylon or if you are in a location where oxygen is sparse, a whistle can be instrumental in your rescue. It takes an exorbitant amount of air and energy to scream for help. A whistle will not rob you of either.

You can spend as little as $1.00 or as much as $5.00. You can get your basic cheap plastic whistle, a metal “coach” version, or one that is tested to withstand a specific PSI (pounds per square inch). It depends on your budget. Or if you’re like me, you get a headache if your lanyard gets to heavy around your neck, so you can’t tolerate anything too big. Either way, something is better than nothing.

A whistle is also a great gift or stocking stuffer for wee ones. Consider putting one on their backpacks and explaining to them how they would be used. If they are at school or on the school bus for, God forbid, an accident, it would serve the same purpose for them as well.


2 responses to “Don’t Forget (3)

  • JoeCOOP

    Well, I did a little checking around and found that if you are not looking for style but function, this whislte will sound out at 94db. It was the loudest one I found being tested in the wild and not claimed on the package. The REI one on my lanyard tested several dbs lower but came in second to it. Hope you find it helpful.

    Acr Ww3 Whistle W/lanyard

    Item Number: ACRWW3
    Retail Price: $2.60
    Sale Price: $1.75
    You Save: (33%)

    • gets attention!
    • loud, shrill, dual tone audible from great distance
    • unique flat design prevents holding water
    • required by solas 83
    • meets uscg/solas requirements
    • aids in land or sea rescues
    • use on life jackets, vests, foul weather gear, ring buoys, rafts, keychains, etc.
    • developed for the u.s. navy used by nasa, major airlines and shipping companies
    • complete with 18″ (45.5 cm) of lanyard
    • size: 1.0 x 2.0 x .25 in (2.5 x 5.0 x .6 cm)
    • weight: 1.4 oz (40 g)
    UPC: 791659022283
    Model Number: 2227

    And here is one of many links:
    http://www.norcalwatersports.com/acrww3whistlewlanyard-p-2810.html?osCsid=6e011b7ff91ea0e53c0f52671d4af860

  • nomoreloneliness

    Simple ideas are often the best – good reminder. I have a Victorian police whistle on my keyring, actually for fun, but your post reminds me it could be a lifesaver. Cheers.
    oh, and thanks for visiting and liking my site, too.

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