Health and safety bosses praise Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

HEALTH and safety chiefs have given the Herts fire service the thumbs up. After a meeting between Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service s chief fire officer Roy Wilsher and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the HSE commented on the good practice

HEALTH and safety chiefs have given the Herts fire service the thumbs up.

After a meeting between Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service's chief fire officer Roy Wilsher and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the HSE commented on the good practice taking place.

The report also focused on the good management of health and safety, and in particular the training and competence of staff.

The three day inspection did however highlight that the service should review its breathing apparatus refresher and rescue boat training


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Mr Wilsher said: "Although we do continually monitor and review our training procedures as a matter of routine, we will of course co-operate with the HSE to ensure we have the best training methods in place.

"The safety of the public and our staff is paramount and we have made considerable improvements and investments in all areas of training in recent years to ensure that the highest levels of operational competency are maintained.

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