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South Western Ambulance Service HART Training at our Practical Scaffolding Facility

24th April 2023

SIMIAN recently welcomed the South Western Ambulance Service HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) to our training base at Weston College.

South Western Ambulance Service HART Training

The team attended the Construction Training Centre in Weston-Super-Mare as part of the Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Programme (JESIP) and accessed our facilities for their specialist training which took place over several days.

South Western Ambulance HART are highly skilled emergency services teams with specialist training who work alongside police, fire, and rescue teams to attend incidents in hazardous environments and triage and deliver care to patients in a range of situations where safe working at height or confined space rescue might be needed. The types of incidents and locations they assist at include collapsed buildings, tunnels, caves, cranes, or rooftops as well as industrial settings such as towers and storage tanks.

HART Training

This requirement makes our scaffolding training centre, a 10 metre high, 1000m2 indoor practical area designed especially for our scaffolding training courses, the perfect location for training and simulation exercises in a safe environment.

Hazardous Area Response Team training

Aide Holmes, Centre Manager at Weston said,

“HART play a fantastic role working for the public, and often place themselves in danger to ensure the safety of others. It was great to witness what they do to train for the different scenarios they encounter and it’s also nice to play a very small part helping them prepare for the future emergency response challenges they may face.”

You can find out more about the facilities and the range of specialist scaffolding courses and training we offer in partnership with Weston College here.