Taking care of our Apprentices whether by Health & Safety training at work or making them aware of the hazards and dangers in life is of the utmost importance to us at SETA.
Every year as part of our induction week for our new intake apprentices we hold a Road Safety Awareness day. This involves our apprentices partaking in a day of awareness talks and presentations from Manchester Fire Rescue Service.
This year, Wendy Hall (Community Safety Team Leader), Lesley Allen (Other Emergencies Co-ordinator) led the awareness campaign within our centre then we went along to Whitehill Fire Station, South Reddish to meet with Red Watch from the Manchester Fire Service Rescue Road Safety team.
Our Apprentices were shown the full process required from a Road Rescue crew that a roadside collision may involve. A few of our students, Louis Rosslyn (Cartwright Apprentice), Rachael Saunders (Pladis/Mcvities Apprentice) and Richard Penney (Tube Tech Solutions Apprentice) & Adam Royal (Associated Compressors Apprentice) got to enjoy the experience from the inside of the car being cut open by the crew! They later had a very moving story from Elaine Gordon who herself had the very sad experience of losing her son James in a road traffic collision back in 2009.
It really brought it home to all concerned, the devastation and trauma just a moment’s lapse in concentration or bad judgment about how to get home after a night out can cause!
The day was a great success, many thanks to everyone involved!
Remember … Respect
Respect for your family/friends
Respect for passengers/other drivers
Respect for the public
Respect for the Emergency services
BE SAFE … BE HAPPY