AvantiGas holds fire training session

AvantiGas supported a fire training session with delivery fleet operators Wincanton and Greater Manchester fire service recently.

The training took place on Friday 10th March in Ashton and included a presentation led by Wincanton Driver Trainer Ian Bradley, assisted by Scott O’Loughlin, Wincanton National Contract Manager and John Isherwood, Wincanton Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor.

The fire training day included a Q&A session as well as a live safety training demonstration, with the fire officers being taken out to the AvantiGas LPG tanker and a Valero fuel tanker for a guided tour of the vehicles, demonstrating safety training features on the tankers which enabled the fire officers to gain a better understanding and to ask questions.

The fire training session resulted in excellent co-operation and shared learnings about how to handle an LPG tanker in an emergency, particularly in Greater Manchester where AvantiGas have several aerosol customers.

As a result of the fire training session Wincanton took away knowledge to add to their Emergency Response Manual and the fire officers at Greater Manchester Fire Service obtained information to include into their future training sessions.

A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire Service said: “Thanks to John, Valero Driver Trainer Phil Campbell, AvantiGas driver Tim Crossley and especially Ian, who put a lot of preparation in and it showed with a professional presentation.”

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