Warwickshire policy board sign up to safety: the entire Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service policy board recently undertook the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's Safety for Senior Fire Service Executives training programme which is aimed at strategic level decision makers within the Fire and Rescue Service.(Safety training)

THE PROGRAMME RAN OVER TWO and a half days in June, and was run at the Cable and Wireless training facility in Coventry by Salvus Consulting Safety Management and Training.

The policy Board comprises: CFO William Brown; DCFO Trevor Brice; ACO Glen Ranger; Financial Services Manager Helen Murphy; SDO Stephen Haynes; Policy and Planning Officer Balbir Singh; and Human Resource Manager John Usher. The board were joined by the brigade's Health and Safety Advisor Shirley Merralls.

Commenting on the attendance of all the strategic decision makers attending the same course, Andrew Furness, Salvus Consulting's Senior Partner and the course tutor commented: "This is the first time that an entire fire service strategic level management team has undertaken this specialised course in occupational safety and risk management at one time. …

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