Date: Thursday 03 September 2015
We hosted an important training exercise for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service at our brand new Coast development in Bournemouth.
Our Southern Counties business unit offered the new development as a venue for fire-fighters from Springbourne fire station and members of Dorset’s technical rescue team to carry out training activities.
The exercise took place on Saturday 18th July to prepare fire-fighters for important rescue procedures in the event of a tower crane accident.
Melvin Elford, Site Manager at Coast, was responsible for overseeing the training activity at the development.
Melvin says: “As part of the wider construction activity being carried out in Bournemouth, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was required to carry out training activities as a safety procedure, to ensure that in the event of a tower crane accident they are able to rescue any casualties.
“If an accident occurs which involves the machinery, this can put the driver in a dangerous position, so the training was to practise how the fire service would rescue someone in the event of a real life emergency.
“It’s also an important part of our health and safety procedures that we ensure people can be rescued from the machinery used on our sites, and this training activity was paramount for ensuring that the local fire service are able to do this.
“We think it’s brilliant to be working alongside the fire service. It gives us peace of mind and we really welcome it.”
Peter Neilson, Watch Manager for the White Watch at Springbourne fire station, says: “We’d like to say thank you to Taylor Wimpey for helping us to organise this essential training. The Coast development was an excellent venue for this exercise to take place and it was extremely beneficial for us.”
There’s a superb selection of two-bedroom apartments currently available at Coast.