Bundaberg SES members have been given a helping hand in their efforts to train for emergencies with a new height safety training roof.
Bundaberg SES Deputy Local Controller Luke Harding said the new training equipment would allow SES members to train in a safe environment for upcoming emergencies.
“The height safety training roof is a first for the Bundaberg Region and will be used for training SES personnel on working on roofs, also repairing roof during storm seasons so that affected residents can re-enter their dwellings faster,” Luke said.
“The structure will be used by all SES groups within the Bundaberg Region for height safety and storm damage repair.”
In recent years storms across the region have caused damage to people’s homes including the roofs, and their first point of call has been the SES who offer temporary fixes.
In an emergency this includes fixing tarpaulins to damaged roofs, removing debris from affected areas, and waterproofing homes.
The height safety training roof allows SES volunteers to take part in training to ensure they have the appropriate skills while eliminating the risk of falling from a height.
The structure was secured through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 106 for a total of $15272.73 and it was constructed Chapp Building and Renovations.
Councillor Steve Cooper opened the new height safety training roof which is located in the Bundaberg Unit Headquarters Grounds on Kendall's Road Branyan.
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