DVE workers undergo Red Cross training

| 24/03/2011

(CNS): Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services’ have recently undergone Red Cross training which they say could have mitigated past workplace accidents. DVES has responsibility for maintaining government’s fleet of vehicles and related equipment. As a result staff members work in conditions that require a strong safety element. The management team decided that formal training to handle emergencies was required in order to satisfy safety needs and expectations, officials said. “This training was timely and will especially benefit our mechanics,” said DVES Deputy Director Steven Ashford. “What was learned this time might well have mitigated some past workplace injuries.”

Accounts Officer Mercedes Ebanks said he was able to learn some life-saving techniques and said he felt better prepared should an emergency situation arise. The technical and office staff covered first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as well as use of the automated external defibrillator (AED). The sessions took place at the Cayman Islands Red Cross headquarters, facilitated by their Training Manager Peter Hughes.


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