Safety Matters

As the staging of military vehicle shows over the summer get into full swing, Vicky Turner attends a Military Vehicle Trust safety day

The ruined hulks of armoured vehicles on the ranges at Catterick Garrison training ground in North Yorkshire. Participants in the safety event were given a tour of the facility
The safety event was hosted at Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick, where Help for Heroes runs its recovery services in the north
Training people in first response after coming across a casualty and how to summon assistance professionally
Fire Training – This year the team from RAF Leeming fire cell provided training for members around types of fire extinguisher and how and when to use them

It is that time of year again where organisers of military vehicle shows are busy drumming-up interest in their events and taking bookings. What visitors to these shows don’t see is the behind-the-scenes activity that is carried out by a large crew of folk dedicated to ensuring everyone gets to enjoy them safely. Risk assessments need to be done, venues inspected, insurances sought, and facilities provided – all with one aim; mitigating the significant risk that someone might get hurt or worse.

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