Date posted: 4th March 2021
Safety is a top priority at RPS and in our 2020 review, we promised to continue to invest in our team and enhance their skillset. We have started the New Year by providing selected operatives with fire warden training.
FLT drivers Stephen Goodall, Nigel Carter and operative Dean Hudson recently completed their fire warden training, which was conducted by Middlesbrough-based HE Woolley.
With strict Covid-19 guidelines in place, the training was a combination of classroom-based learning and outside training on how to operate fire extinguishers correctly. This gave our team the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of what to do in the event of a fire or a drill.
Following their training the trio have been given different coloured high visibility vests and each week they will alternate as the nominated fire warden at our Pallet HQ.
The RPS management team have been working with employees to help develop their training in a variety of areas, including fork-lift truck driving and banksman preparation.
In November last year, four of our operatives were successfully trained to manage cherry pickers after passing both a theory and practical tests. The operatives are now fully qualified to use a cherry picker and scissor lift on site to complete maintenance work, which will help to sustain a safe working environment, allowing us to clean the warehouse and shredder building from top to bottom.
We will continue to offer our team more training courses to enhance their knowledge and improve our services.
Like John Ruskin once said: “Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.”