Safety training procedures continue for private sector | THE DAILY HERALD

Some of the participants at the recent safety training sessions.

ANGUILLA–Adult probationers and staff of the Miriam Gumbs Senior Citizens’ Home recently were the recipients of training in fire prevention, hazard identification and safety awareness. The sessions are organised by the National Disaster Management Committee through the Mitigation Working Group of its Strategic Planning Sub Committee.

The facilitators for the training were Omari Bourne and Romaro Richardson from the Anguilla Fire and Rescue Service and Alwyn Richardson from the Department of Disaster Management. The main objectives of the training were to provide methodology for identifying, reporting and monitoring potential hazards and risks and implementing the appropriate controls, conducting risk assessments in the workplace and Basic Fire Prevention techniques. Participants were also afforded techniques in developing evacuation planning and the proper use of fire extinguishers.

According to the facilitators, fire safety training can teach workers how to recognise fire hazards, conduct a fire safety risk assessment, prevent a workplace fire and respond effectively if a fire occurs. The training offered is important as one of the root causes of workplace injuries, illnesses and incidents is the failure to identify or recognise hazards that are present, or that could have been anticipated.

Other recent beneficiaries from similar training were employees of the Brenda’s Tender Loving Care, Rose Wood Centre, the Blowing Point Youth Development Centre, Eleos Centre, West End Community Centre, Pond Ground Centre, Island Harbour Care Centre, Hope Community Centre, local preschools, day care centres and the Adventist Development Relief Agency.

The National Mitigation Working Group and its partners continue through the facilitation of these and other similar workshops to demonstrate commitment to promoting safe and healthy workplaces, protecting life and reducing injuries from hazards.

Source: The Daily Herald