What is a chauffeur?
A professional chauffeur is responsible for transporting clients from one place to another usually with a pre-determined schedule and working exclusively for a specific client in a short period of time. Chauffeurs go through a special training in driving, it isn’t all about being aware of traffic roads and regulations as they are also trained to proper client decorum along with behavior so that you can expect your chauffeur to be unobtrusive and discreet but capable of performing their job to your pleasure.
Below is a list of qualities a good chauffeur should have:
Time is money. Professional chauffeurs are trained to make your service their top priority, which means, arriving to pick you up in a very timely manner. A punctual driver will show up as early as possible so you never have to worry about waiting around for a ride.
2 Communication skills
Chauffeurs must be good at reading people and in ensuring that it is always the passenger who starts the conversation. An excellent chauffeur knows when to engage in a conversation and when to be quiet and let their passengers’ ride in peace. Moreover, it is also essential for chauffeurs to have English communication skills so that they can communicate in the language of the client they are serving to ensure excellent customer service.
3 City expertise
Chauffeurs must be destination experts. Of course, nobody wants to get in a car with a driver who doesn’t exactly know where they’re going and what would be the best route to reach the destination as early as possible. This is why chauffeurs should have intimate knowledge of the area they are driving in.
4 A polite, calm, and courteous disposition
An excellent chauffeur should remain their composure even with tough clients. Their ability behind the wheel isn’t just what matters, they should also know how to deal and communicate with their clients while showing politeness, professionalism and a certain degree of charm and people skills.
5 Professional appearance
A professional chauffeur must be properly attired while performing their duties. No one wants to be associated with untidy drivers while heading to a business place or social event where people are in their best dress.
Discretion is paramount. An excellent chauffeur practices discretion, decorum and keeps all actions and conversations confidential at all times.
7 Driving skills
Considering your chauffeur’s driving skills is important. They should be able, at least, to quickly move through traffic and effectively find the best route to take you to your destination with ease and comfort.
Among all the qualities stated above, an excellent chauffeur knows that the safety of the passenger is the number one priority and should never be compromised. Tokyo MK Taxi believes that possessing a combination of the following qualities will make up a good chauffeur to stand out in the competition as they are the key to providing an outstanding service to clients. Tokyo MK Taxi features Lexus group enthusiasts’ vehicles (LS600hL and Lexus LS460) available with free Wi-Fi and a digital TV. Visit their website to know more about their services and their affordable modern transport across Japan, Korea and the United States.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE BEST PRACTICES : : PROTECTION AGAINST HYPOTHERMIA
Low ambient temperature and wind chill may simply be part of the job in cold climates, but they can have a lethal effect on exposed skin – particularly when combined with hazardous conditions where safety showers are required. This problematic combination creates a scenario for an ineffective and injurious emergency shower response. In some cases, inappropriate safety equipment can actually speed up the potential for cold-temperature related injuries like hypothermia. To ensure everyone’s safety, awareness and adherence to proper procedures and safety standards is critical.
UNDERSTANDING COLD-TEMP RELATED INJURY RISKS
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) defines hypothermia as a cold-temp related injury in which normal body temperature drops to or below 95°F/35°C. Symptoms include drowsiness or fatigue, bluish skin, uncontrollable shivering, slurred speech and clumsy movements. Permanent tissue damage and death can result if hypothermia is left untreated.
EXPOSED FLESH in 0°F/17.8°C with 10mph wind speed is in danger of hypothermia within 1-minute
Specific conditions in cold-weather climates can increase the risk of cold-temp related injuries, including hypothermia, which can affect a person even when land temperatures are above freezing or water temperatures are below 98.6oF/37oC. Factors influencing these injuries include:
- Low ambient temperatures and/or wind chill
- Wet skin, which freezes at a higher temperature than dry skin
- Exposed skin
While the ANSI Z358.1 Standard outlines suitable water temperatures as tepid – with a defined range of 60 to 100°F/15.5 to 37.77°C – and requires a full 15-minute drench period, the low end of this accepted temperature range can exacerbate the effects of hypothermia, particularly when exposure lasts the entire drench period. In addition, ANSI Z358.1 Appendix B6 states: Colder ambient temperatures might require an enclosure for added protection – even with water supplied in the ANSI Z358.1 specified temperature range, there is a high risk of hypothermia for wet victims exposed to frigid ambient temperatures where loss of body heat is intensified by the effects of evaporative cooling and wind chill. It is crucial that the proper safety shower system is provided to prevent an incident where hypothermia could intensify an injury to a victim already in a hazardous situation.
SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR COLD-WEATHER CLIMATES
Haws Integrated™ offers a variety of customized, ANSI compliant enclosed safety solutions for all climates. Features specific to equipment intended for use in cold-weather climates include combination units enclosed in booths with all-weather insulation, water-proof exterior coating, self-closing shower doors, built-in heaters, internal hot water supply and medically superior, non-injurious water flow, all of which qualify as industry best practices. Enclosures eliminate frigid environments by providing a shower area at a safe ambient temperature, out of the elements. Properly preparing a site for the use of climate specific equipment can mean the difference in minimizing or increasing the severe effects of cold-temperature injuries.
BGC Partners’ Limited Tokyo Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results Announcement to be Issued Prior to Market
NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners,” “BGC,” or the “Company”), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced an update to the timing of its conference call to discuss these results. The timing of this conference call has been changed to Thursday, July 28, 2016 at10:30 a.m. ET.
About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC owns GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets. The Company’s Financial Services offerings include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, trade compression, post trade, information, and other services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through brands including FENICS, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets.
Real Estate Services are offered through brands including Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Newmark Cornish & Carey, ARA, Computerized Facility Integration, Landauer Valuation & Advisory, and Excess Space. Under these names, the Company provides a wide range of commercial real estate services, including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management.
BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. BGC’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com.
BGC, BGC Trader, GFI, FENICS, FENICS.COM, Capitalab, Swaptioniser, Newmark, Grubb & Ellis, and Grubb are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and/or its affiliates. Knight Frank is a service mark of Knight Frank (Nominees) Limited.
Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about BGC Partners
Statements in this document regarding BGC’s businesses that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. Except as required by law, BGC undertakes no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see BGC’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in its public filings, including the most recent Form 10-K and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Forms 10-Q or Forms 8-K.