With this in mind, when West Yorkshire Fire Service approached us looking for a space to carry out an important training exercise, we happily obliged! The crew had been notified at short notice that the original planned location was no longer available and it was becoming somewhat of an emergency to find a suitable and realistic alternative. The exercise required servicemen to safely clean up a mock ‘hazardous spillage’ in an industrial setting. As a BRC certified site ourselves, YPS understands how imperative it is to carry out risk assessments and create safe working conditions, so when we have an opportunity to enhance knowledge in these areas, we are only too happy to assist. For this reason, we threw open the doors to our 10,000 square ft warehouse on a cold November morning, safely outside of business hours, to welcome the firemen inside. The training procedure was carried out very successfully and will mean that real-life situations can be responded to with increased effectiveness in future.
Rachel Johnson, YPS Operations Director commented “When West Yorkshire Fire Service reached out to us, we just had to help out. It was in the interest of public and community safety that this exercise was carried out and so any business with a social conscience would have done the same. I am very pleased we could offer a solution at such short notice.”