Do your Working Safely Around Water training and check your kit ahead of winter
National Manager Response Capability Paul Turner says the end of Daylight Saving is always a good time to check readiness for winter.
“We know it’s important to check smoke alarms but it’s also a good time to do the Working Safely Around Water training.
“If you haven’t done the training then get it done before winter arrives in full force.”
Paul says as well as completing the training, familiarise yourself with your station’s water kit so that it’s all ready to use over the winter when you need it.
“You can do that by going through the kit bag and checking that the ropes, knife and other contents are still in good order. The Working Safely Around Water Reference Guide on the Portal outlines the instructions for care and maintenance of it.
“If you need to change any parts of the kit, contact your regional Equipment and Logistics Managers or send a photo to WorkingSafelyAroundWater@fireandemergency.nz and the team will help you get your kit sorted.”