We were commissioned by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to deliver a training programme on the newly published Fire Prevention and Mitigation Plan Guidance to internal and external stakeholders throughout Wales.
NRW’s new guidance aims to regulate, fire prevention and mitigation procedures on waste sites in Wales and was created with the support of the three welsh Fire and Rescue Services.
To reach NRW’s target audience we developed and delivered a series of six one-day training events in Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham during January and February 2017.
Training workshops were hosted by our consultants Emma Tilbrook and Sophie Crosswell, alongside F&P Fire Ltd.’s Phil Pinches and Carl Evans, and attracted 139 delegates from NRW, the Fire & Rescue Service, and external representatives from across the waste management sector.
Feedback showed that attendees found the training relevant, interactive and useful. Attendees also agreed that the training providers were well prepared and knowledgeable, 95% of attendees said they expected to use the knowledge and skills gained from the training.
Mandy Langstaff Waste Advisor at NRW said:
“The guidance represents the minimum appropriate measures required to be put in place by waste operators within Wales to ensure that fires are prevented within their businesses. We wanted to offer the training to ensure that waste operators in Wales were aware of the guidance and able to put in place and maintain compliant Fire Prevention and Mitigation Plans.”
Sophie Crosswell, permitting expert, our Senior Consultant and part of the training team added:
“This introductory training to the new Fire Prevention and Mitigation Plan guidance has given operators in Wales the opportunity to understand the role of the guidance and how they can incorporate a number of changes into their day to day operations to reduce fire risks on site.”