Safe Working Practices - Outcalls
Safety At Work
Before you go
Always try to speak to the client yourself.
Use this opportunity to find out exactly
what he wants, and make sure you’re
comfortable with it. Be clear about the
costs before you go.
If the client sounds drunk or stoned,
seriously consider whether you want to
take the job.
If they’re in a hotel:
Get the client’s room number and name
of the hotel and tell them you’ll call them
back through the hotel reception. If he
isn’t happy for you to do that, don’t go -
he’s hiding something. Get the hotel
number from the Yellow Pages, yell.com
or directory enquiries - don’t accept any
number he gives you.
Call him back through the hotel reception
(and ask reception how many people are
booked into the room) and arrange to
Always meet for the first time in a public
place, such as the hotel bar, especially if
you haven’t been able to speak to him
yourself before going.
If they’re at home:
Get their address and landline number
and call directory enquiries to check that
they match. If he doesn’t want you to do
that, he’s hiding something. Don’t go to
someone’s home if you can’t confirm a
Once you’ve confirmed the number, call
them back and make arrangements.
Tell someone where you’re going and
when you think you’ll be back.
On your way there
Pay attention to the area and look out for
places of safety, like bus stops, taxi
queues, busy streets, open shops, pubs
If you’re going to their home, look out for
lights on in houses nearby. It’s important
to know how isolated - or not - you are,
and where you can get help. How many
cars are parked in their driveway or in
front? If there’s more than one, be wary,
and if there are more than two you
should hear definite alarm bells ringing.
When you get there
Pay close attention to which way the door
opens and locks. If there’s a key in the
door, don’t let them lock it and pocket it.
Memorise the layout of the hotel or house
and clock escape routes from the
bedroom or suite. Ask to use the
bathroom - this will give you a chance to
get an idea of the layout.
Note where the phone is kept.
Give the room a quick scan and try to file
away details like pictures on the wall,
decor, layout, furniture and any personal
belongings the client has left out, so you
can identify the room if you need to.
When you’re scanning the room, keep an
eye out for any hidden cameras.
If you feel uncertain or have a bad feeling,
leave immediately. Trust your instincts.
If you start to feel scared or get attacked,
try to keep calm and get to a busy public
place as soon as you can. Try to leave a
small personal object hidden in the room,
like a piece of jewelry or a wrapped
condom (make sure you know the brand
name) so that you can prove you were in
the room if you decide to report the
attack to the police.
Safe Working Practices - Outcall
“I think the key to this one is weighing up the
risks against a loss of custom. I have always
been super strict about my appointments
(never accepting an in-call without an email
address and a mobile number, and refusing to
see the client if he will not display his number
or uses a different number after this has been
explained). No doubt this has lost me
numerous harmless clients who feel that it
isn’t worth the risk for them for a working girl
to have these details about them, and that’s
fair play from my point of view. I have also
lost bookings because I refuse to do an outcall
without a) calling the hotel to make sure the
client is booked in under the name he has
given me and b) calling the room number
before I leave to make sure the client is there
and indeed booked in that room under that
name. Again, I don’t hold anything against
anyone who isn’t comfortable with this. I have
also opened the door after receiving all of
these details, gotten a bad feeling and
cancelled the appointment on the spot with an
excuse rather than go against me instincts
(and again I would hold nothing against a
client if he did the same).”
- advice shared by a sex worker on the web
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