We’ve run our first course for unit standard 12310, Extinguish small fires on-board a vessel. A small group of Coast Guards and Commercial Fishers attended and taught us a lot!
We were approached by ISN to contribute an article interpreting the new HSWA regulations on emergency planning for businesses. You can read it by clicking here. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Industrial Safety News’ website and read the digital edition. We are in the May/June edition on page 5.
We all like to have a bit of a clean up before Christmas, but Nathan and Ian of FAST Access Solutions have just finished a daunting cleaning job: cleaning the rust marks of the huge Holcim cement dome at PrimePort Timaru. Their rope skills are seriously classy, and the finished dome shows they’re pretty good at cleaning too.
This year’s rural fire challenge at Raincliff, inland South Canterbury, coincided with gale force winds across Canterbury and Otago. Some of the 120 rural firefighters scheduled to attend were too busy fighting the real thing. However there was still plenty of action across multiple disciplines, and F&ST was there to help.
Fire & Safety Training’s sister company, FAST Access Solutions has just received an ‘A’ score from ISNetworld, an international company that connects contractors with hiring Companies. ISN assesses a contractor’s history, resources, processes and policies, with a strong emphasis on health and safety. We’ve submitted all our documentation and this week were rewarded with an A score, the highest available, which makes us a preferred contractor. You can see what ISN do here.
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Did you know that it takes the sensors of most gas detectors 60 seconds to register and alarm when a dangerous environment is detected? In 60 seconds, most human beings can walk over 80 meters. So in that minute, you could walk into an oxygen depleted or toxic environment before the alarm warns you. Click here to read more.
Yesterday a group of 13 trainees had an aerial view of Washdyke from the baskets of their Elevated Work Platforms (EWPs) as they experienced the practical session of their training. There were a few gasps as the machines stretched high, but they’d learned all the safety requirements and came back to earth smiling.