Safety Guidance

Effective Date: March 15, 2019

For Gig Diggers (Providers)


1. Moving

NEVER lift heavy furniture or any kind of stuff alone or without anyone's help. It can cause severe damages to your back. If you have any back pain or any injury with your back, do not try to lift anything heavy. We highly recommend you to wear belts/straps and know how to lift thing properly.
Don't lift from a standing position with your waist bent or your knees locked.

  1. Start in a safe position.
  2. Maintain the natural curve in your lower back.
  3. Use your legs.
  4. Squatting instead of kneeling.
  5. Let your legs do the work.
  6. Avoid twisting.
  • Wear proper clothing
    In any moving process you should wear proper clothing such as cargo pants and gloves etc. its not good idea to wear sandals or not having gloves or skinny jeans or any kinda clothes that’s tight, You need to move free so you need to wear something you can move free and chill.
    We also recommend you to wear hard shoes, accidents never tell before they happen so if you drop anything on your leg , those hard shoes will protect your leg good.
  • Check before start process
    It is always good idea to check before starts moving process. For example: When you try to move some big furniture from 2nd floor to 1st floor then you need to check the area or wall width and any kind of slippery surface and make sure those are not gonna put you in bad situation.
  • Fragile items
    Always check how good packaged and secured those fragile items before move or lift. Ask your Job Creator to help pack it more securely or do it together. Avoid hurting yourself from any glass injury or accident. (Always ask anybody to help lift it move it together if you feel you can do it yourself)
  • If you move electric or gas stoves
    Make sure all the electronic wires unplugged from wall and not active with any electricity that harm your body or others. Its is very important you need to check before you try to move those big items like gas stove or electric stove or fridge etc. gas stoves needs to be properly unplugged by professional if stove is not unplugged or not ready to move refuse to move item and talk and resolve with the Job creator.

2. Cleaning

When you clean someone’s house or place please follow following safety tips:

  1. Wear rubber gloves to avoid contact with chemicals. You always should ask your Job creator to have an gloves.
  2. Do not mix chemicals for any reason.
  3. Make sure secure cleaning products away from the reach of children and pets.
  4. Reduce slips and falls by placing anti-slip strips on rugs.
  5. Ventilate rooms before you clean.
  6. Always read the instructions before use any chemical cleaning product.
  7. Change out dishcloths often to reduce bacteria and mildew.
  8. Avoid tripping by never leaving loose items, like toys, on steps.

3. Dog Walking

  1. Always walk on the left-hand side of the street, facing oncoming traffic. This is just basic pedestrian safety, but we could all use the reminder sometimes.
  2. Use sidewalks whenever they are available. Again, basic pedestrian safety. If you live an area with sidewalks, use them.
  3. Keep your dog on a leash at all times. You never know what you might come across on your walks. Keep your dog on a leash so you have control if he tries to dart into traffic, chase a squirrel, or make a new friend.
  4. Be sure your dog has identification. If your dog should happen to get away from you, you want to get him back! Be sure that he is wearing his collar with his rabies and identification tags. Consider getting your dog microchipped as a form of permanent identification in case he loses his collar.
  5. Keep your dog on your left side, away from traffic. It may be more difficult for drivers to see a knee-high dog than a person on the side of the road. Keep your dog on the outside of the road to decrease their risk of being hit.
  6. Use sidewalks whenever they are available. Again, basic pedestrian safety. If you live an area with sidewalks, use them. Please be considerate and pack a plastic bag or two to clean up after your dog if he takes a potty break on your walk.
  7. Bring a flashlight. It gets dark early in the winter months, so having a flashlight can come in handy if your walk goes a little longer than planned.
  8. Wear reflective clothing. The light at dawn and dusk makes it the most difficult to see. Wear reflective clothing, and consider a reflective collar and/or leash for your dog, to make it easier for drivers to see you.
  9. Work up to it. You wouldn’t think of jumping off the couch today and running a 5K tomorrow. If your dog hasn’t been exercising with you on a regular basis, he is going to need some time to get in shape. Start with short, slow walks and work up to longer distances and fster paces as the two of you get in better shape together.
  10. Plan for the weather. Cold outside? Check out our tips for exercising in cold weather. Hot out? Check out our tips for hot weather exercise. Be sure you (and your dog) are dressed appropriately for whatever the weather might bring.

4. Babysitting

Babysitting is serious work that can be fun and rewarding for teenagers. It also requires a great deal of responsibility. A good babysitter likes children, is mature enough to properly care for them, can relate to them, can earn their respect, and can prevent and handle emergencies.

Before going to babysit

  • Consider attending a certified babysitting course.
  • Know or become familiar with the family you will be babysitting for.
  • Know the pay rate, hours, and duties you will be expected to perform.
  • Give your family the name, address, and phone number of where you will be babysitting. Also let your family know when you expect to be home.
  • Dress with safety in mind. Wear practical, comfortable and washable clothes.

Arriving for a babysitting job

  • Arrive at the babysitting job, or be ready to be picked up, in time to receive and understand all instructions before the parents leave.
  • Spend time getting to know the children and family pets before the parents leave. If a child is napping or in bed for the evening, have a parent show you exactly where the child's room is located.
  • Tour the house or apartment with the parent(s). You should know the locations of the phones (and how to use them), first aid supplies, fire escape plans, and specific hazards that might attract kids.
  • Know how to lock and unlock all doors.

Information you need from parents

  • Be sure to have the name and phone numbers of where they are going (or their cell phone number).
  • Find out what time they expect to be home.
  • Know where the child's toys are and what they can play with.
  • Find out what the child's bath, nap and bedtimes are. Ask whether the child needs help with brushing teeth or getting dressed.
  • Learn the rules of the home regarding having friends over, leaving the house, watching television (including videos and off-limit channels), and eating/sleeping on the job.

Emergency information

  • Keep a list of emergency phone numbers including police, fire department, family doctor, a relative, a reliable neighbor, and the veterinarian if they have a pet.
  • In case of fire, get everyone out of the house immediately! Once you are outside stay outside. Go to a neighbor's house to call 911 and then call the parents to tell them where you and the children are.
  • Be prepared for bad weather (tornado, thunderstorm, blizzard, etc.). Have parents point out light switches in the basement, flashlights, emergency kits, battery operated radio, blankets, etc.
  • Write down the address of where you are babysitting in case you need to direct help to the house.
  • In case of injury, do not try to be a doctor or nurse. For life-threatening situations (no breathing, no responsiveness, no heartbeat, or major bleeding), call 911 immediately!
  • Consider taking a first aid/CPR course so you can properly treat a minor injury such as small cuts and bruises.

While babysitting

  • Keep your attention on the child. Your job is to protect the child from harm.
  • Never have the stereo or television turned up so loud that you cannot hear a child cry
  • Keep telephone conversations brief.
  • Never open the door to strangers. You may wish to establish an easily remembered code word.
  • Always use extra safety precautions when babysitting, such as using a handrail while helping a child down the stairs.


  • Wash your hands with soap prior to preparing food. After checking the water temperature, make sure children always wash their hands with soap before eating.
  • Keep sharp knives and utensils out of a child's reach.
  • Keep all cabinets closed.
  • Turn pan handles inward so that children cannot easily pull them off the stove or counter.
  • In case of a spill, wipe it up quickly so that no one slips and falls.
  • Avoid giving young children foods that commonly cause choking such as hard candy, grapes, peanuts and popcorn.
  • When preparing a baby's bottle, test the temperature with a small amount of the liquid on your inside wrist before giving it to the baby.
  • When feeding the baby with a bottle, keep the child's head slightly elevated and keep the neck of the bottle filled with formula so the baby doesn't swallow air.
  • Never prop up a baby bottle. If a child were to begin choking, they would not have the physical neck and arm strength or the "know how" to push the bottle away.
  • Never leave any child alone while they are eating.

Other safety tips

  • Keep kids from playing on stairs and keep stairs clear of obstacles such as toys or shoes. If there is a gate across a stairway, make sure it remains closed.
  • Always keep an eye on a child in a walker, swing, stroller, etc.
  • Do not let children play around glass windows or doors. Children sometimes run into glass windows or doors because they don't see them.
  • To prevent hot water burns and drowning, do not bathe a baby while babysitting. A clean face cloth in lukewarm water works well for cleaning the skin. Leave it to the parent(s) to fully bathe the baby.
  • To prevent falls from a changing table, be prepared before changing the baby. Have everything you need (diaper, wipes, clothes, etc.) within your reach and never turn your back on the baby.
  • Remember that infants and toddlers love to put things in their mouths and that they can easily choke on small items like coins, food, pins and toy parts.
  • Know where medicines, household cleaners, bleaches and electrical appliances are kept and keep them out of the reach of children.
  • After children are put to bed, be sure to frequently check bedrooms to make sure the child is not crying, is covered up, and is not in danger of falling out of bed or suffocating.


Remember to Flip the Switch

Always, always, always remember to turn the power off before servicing anything. This should always be your first step. Do not even open the computer case unless the power is turned off. Many computers have a number of lights inside that serve certain functions so check to see that no lights are on. If any are still on then the power is probably not completely off.
Many power supply units have a switch on the back, killing power to the device and ultimately the rest of your PC. If your PSU has one, be sure to turn it to the off position.
If you're working on a laptop, netbook, or tablet, be sure to remove the battery, as well as disconnect the AC power, before removing or disassembling anything.

Unplug for Extra Safety

As a second precaution, it is wise to unplug the computer from the wall or power strip. If there was any doubt as to whether the computer was off before, it's settled now.

Avoid Smoke and Smells

See smoke coming from the power supply or inside the case or smell a burning or solder scent? If so:

  1. Stop what you're doing immediately.
  2. Unplug the computer from the wall.
  3. Allow the PC to cool or discharge unplugged for at least 5 minutes.
Finally, if you know which device was generating the smoke or smell, remove and replace it as soon as you can. Don't try to repair a device that's been damaged to this extent, especially if it's a power supply.

Remove Hand Jewelry

An easy way to get electrocuted is to work around a high voltage device like a power supply with metal rings, watches, or bracelets on.
Remove anything conductive from your hands before working inside your computer, especially if you're doing something like testing your power supply.

Avoid Capacitors

Capacitors are miniature electronic components contained in many of the parts inside a PC. Capacitors can store electric charge for a short while after the power is turned off so it's a wise decision to wait a few minutes after pulling the plug before working on your PC.

Never Service the Non-Serviceable

When you come across labels that say "No serviceable components inside" don't take it as a challenge or even a suggestion. This is a serious statement.
Some parts of a computer are just not meant to be repaired, even by most professional computer repair persons. You will usually see this warning on power supply units but you may also see them on monitors, hard drives, optical drives and other dangerous or highly sensitive components.

6. Car Wash

  1. Wear proper clothing and wear rubber gloves in case car has any damaged area that can damage to your skin.
  2. If you use pressure washing machine be really careful never point ot anybody or to your face or any part of body.
  3. During car wash, whole area will be wet and slippery so please wear proper shoe.
  4. Never mix with any unknown chemicals to wash car it may damage car paint.
  5. Use proper cloth that is not gonna make any scratches on car. Ask your Job creater to provide proper cloth or make sure they ok with what you have to use.
  6. Avoid contact with any electrical area with wet body part.
  7. Always Inspect car before you wash, in some case if car has fresh paint job that would damage and cost lot of money.

7. Furniture assembling

  1. Always follow instruction or manual book come with it.
  2. If furniture has Glass parts, always make sure glass part is in secure place.
  3. Use proper tools to assemble.
  4. Always inspect before you assemble, some case some furniture has some nails out of it my damage to your skin.
  5. If its too heavy always ask your job creator to lift or move securely.