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Safety & Security

WILLIAM MCINTYRE

RAGE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

William introduces our Ballito Safety & Security information and team. We see a number of our members speaking of their past experiences and working relationships with Ballito Rage over the years.

RAGE SAFETY

Every year we work harder to boost security and safety measures for Ragers. These measures include working with local police services and private security companies to monitor the festival across multiple venues. A comprehensive safety team is employed that includes the city, medics, The Red Frogs and is driven by our proprietary event technology. The technology allows Ballito Rage to track, identify and act, armed with information on an individual in any crises situation.

Keep #RAGESAFE:

  • Red Frogs: 060 733 3764
  • Medical Emergency: 086 112 7474
  • Secondary Medical Emergency: 079 514 8352
  • Rage Rides Emergency: 082 856 9871

MEDICAL STAFF

If you’re lightheaded, nauseated or have too many blisters from dancing the night away, please visit one of our medical tents. Alternatively, feel free to flag down one of the many Red Frogs volunteers roaming throughout the venue, they are easily identified wearing a Red Frogs t-shirt and lanyard.

MEET THE RED FROGS

Throughout our festival grounds, you’ll find the Red Frogs – a volunteer support network for students. Their positive, sober presence goes a long way. These heroic friends of the festival stay on their feet all night till the sun comes up or the last Rager is home safe.

How they help:
Make free pancakes (Just phone them to request)
Walk Ragers home safely
Help out in difficult situations
Provide counselling support

Save their 24/7 Hotline and introduce yourself to a Red Frog when you arrive.
Contact number: 060REDFROG / 060 733 3764

Parents are also welcome to call the number and request support.

NO QUESTIONS ASKED

The Medical staff and Red Frogs are safe havens – meaning, you can’t get in trouble for any information you share with them during Rage Festival. So, if a friend needs help, please stick around and help fill in the blanks. No one will hassle you. And if you think you might need assistance, don’t worry, speak up. Whatever you tell us is confidential. Medical teams are far more effective if they have accurate information regarding any patient.

PLAY HARD, NOT HIGH

Ballito Rage is an amazing experience. You can enjoy the festival with little or no alcohol most certainly without illegal substances. If you’re planning on drinking alcohol, be smart about how much you consume, know your limit. More booze does not equal more fun, and alcohol is not a rehydrate. It’s important to remember that your body weight and height will factor into how much alcohol is safe to consume. Always have water on hand should you require it.

Ballito Rage has an absolute zero-tolerance drug policy at all of its events. Don’t be the person that ends up getting escorted out of and banned from the festival! Keep the week great for yourself and your friends.
If you suspect that someone is suffering from a medical issue, seek immediate assistance at a medic tent, find a Red Frog or Ballito Rage staff member. Remember, you will not get in trouble for seeking medical help!

Further, if you are offered any illegal substance either inside or outside a Ballito Rage venue, please inform a Ballito Rage staff member immediately.

NOTIFY MEDICAL OR SECURITY IF YOU OR A FRIEND ARE EXPERIENCINGS

  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Pale skin colour or bluish tinge
  • Abnormal heart rate and/or breathing (too fast or slow)
  • Abnormal body temperature (too hot or cold)
  • Delusions, hallucinations or paranoia
  • Pupils that don’t react to changes in light
  • Confusion, stupor (unresponsive but conscious), coma

DON’T BE THAT WASTED FRIEND THAT NOBODY LIKES TO TAKE CARE OF

  • Binge drinking is the most dangerous kind there is. The faster you drink, the higher your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) becomes
  • Strong coffee, a cold shower, sleeping, or “walking it off” will not help someone suffering from alcohol poisoning
  • Always try to keep intoxicated people awake and in an upright/sitting position—not lying down
  • If a friend is too drunk, get help, their safety is the main concern

BE SMART WITH YOUR DRINKS

  • Watch your drink at all times
  • Cover your drink with your hand
  • Watch your drink being made
  • Don’t leave your drink unattended
  • Don’t accept a drink if you don’t know where it came from
  • Utilize the buddy system

RAPE PREVENTION ADVICE

What seems like harmless fun to one person can do lasting damage to another. Here’s how to:

 

Protect yourself

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Trust your instincts. If you’re uncomfortable, move on or out
  • Don’t go in alone. Travel in pairs and stay in well-lit areas
  • Date rape drugs are real. Don’t take drinks from strangers. Also, don’t set your drink down and pick it up later
  • Don’t get too drunk. Consumption of alcohol can lead to a lowering of your personal and moral boundaries

 

Help someone who may have been harmed

  • Help them seek immediate medical attention and notify safety personnel
  • It should never be brushed off or taken lightly
  • If the person who harmed them is still nearby, stay with the victim

 

Avoid causing harm to yourself

  • Remember that “no” means “NO,” even if it’s said politely. And, no answer is NOT “yes.”
  • Keep in mind that someone who is under the influence of alcohol is not capable of making responsible decisions
  • Monitor yourself. Some people cross the line without realizing it
  • Be supportive and a good listener—reassure them they are not to blame

PAUL
RED FROGS
NATIONAL COORDINATOR

Red Frogs recognises that the culture of young people is dominated by alcohol. In situations such as Matric Holiday, excessive consumption of alcohol and other substances means that things can often get out of hand and potentially alter the direction of a young person’s future. Our volunteers act as the eyes and ears in accommodation venues and out on the streets, providing a positive peer presence to school leavers.

BYRON
ALLIANCE SAFETY MANAGEMENT
SENIOR

Byron and Alliance Safety Management is a by the book organisation who never cut corners or compromise on the safety aspect of the festival and/or festival attendees. In this video we see Byron speak about his involvement with Ballito Rage.

MR. RANU
SAPS POLICE
CAPTAIN

Mr. Ranu is a well experienced Captain from the South African Police Service and in this video he tells us of his personal experiences at the festival as well as working closely with us and all of our security parties involved.

KYLE FEREENAN
CRISIS MEDICAL
GENERAL MANAGER

Crisis Medical is an Advanced Life Support, pre-hospital emergency, medical services provider, rooted in the heart of Durban North. Now powered by Marshall Security, at Crisis Medical, we believe in offering our community a medical service that meets the needs of all residents, no matter how big or small.

DIETER FITKOW
BALLITO UIP
SECURITY MANAGER

A UIP is a public / private partnership that aims to improve public service delivery within a defined geographic area, thereby creating desirable locations that result in, stronger economic activity, the creation of jobs and more secure property investments. The nature of a UIP structure is to partner with local municipalities to improve the quality of an area’s public space and has a proven track record of combating urban decay.

JASON STRYDOM
STRIKER SECURITY SPECIALISTS
OWNER

The fundamental mission of Striker Security Specialists is to protect the life and property of the clients we serve in a manner consistent with the highest ideals.

DEWET GELDENHUYS
UMHLANGA UIP
PRECINCT MANAGER

Umhlanga property owners established the uMhlanga Urban Improvement Precincts (UIPs) in order to: Retain existing investment and build investor confidence. Create an environment which supports vibrant and responsible business activity. Improve safety, the general environment and quality of life for the benefit of all.

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING OUR SAFETY VIDEOS!

Please, if you have any questions please feel free to get hold of us as we would like you as parents and Ballito Rage goers to have piece of mind.

 

Office email: info@gandgpro.com
Office: 011 326 3961
Address: G&G Productions, 1 Bompas Rd, Dunkheld West, Randburg

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