Running successful safety training courses on a daily basis relies on an efficient and smooth back office operation – and one of the most important factors is having the right equipment to hand, at the right time and in the right place. Put simply, most of our courses wouldn’t be able to take place without the relevant safety equipment. From carabiners, harnesses and fire extinguishers through to saws, manikins, and the fleet of accredited City & Guilds Confined Space vehicles – there are thousands of items of equipment!
So, what do they actually do?
Our Equipment Team is responsible for the safety, maintenance and placement of all equipment.
On a day to day basis, their work generally revolves around managing the enormous amount of safety and training equipment on site and around the UK with our training delivery teams (and our sister company Rescue 2). The team are CPC certificated for Personal Protective Equipment and responsible for ensuring that all of the equipment is operationally ready for use, safe, inspected, certificated and recorded on the asset management software.
One of the team’s most popular tasks is to find out about and review new equipment and monitor developments to ensure that all teams are kept updated with the latest technology. In addition, the team also manage the site day to day dealing with incoming deliveries, outgoing items and sending away specialist equipment for repair and testing where they cannot do it themselves.
Face Fit Testing
In addition, our Equipment team are also are currently involved in the face fit testing part of the business and provide both qualitative and quantitative face fit tests for customers. This is carried out at our head office in West Sussex or at the customer’s venues. Customers are mainly based in the South East, but our team also travel UK wide as and when required. Face fit testing is a legal requirement (HSE INDG479) for anyone in the workplace that uses some sort of protective mask, such as a paper mask, half face mask or full-face mask and covers a huge range of industries.
You can find out more about our head office team on our About Us page.
To find out more about face fit testing, please visit our the Face Fit Testing UK website.