RNLI crew member is top of the class
|An RNLI volunteer crew member from Sheringham has been
awarded 100 per cent in a health and safety examination. He is the first person ever to
receive full marks.
Steve Roberts, the tractor driver for the Sheringham crew, went on a one-week practical
course at the RNLI Launch Equipment Training Facility based at the Amphibious Trials &
Training Unit Royal Marines in Instow, Devon, in September. He received a full grounding
in areas ranging from how to operate the tractor safely in water, in confined areas or in
difficult conditions to dealing with potential hazards such as fire. The training was
completed with an online multiple-choice test. A whiskey tumbler and a cheque for
£25 were presented to Mr Roberts yesterday at Sheringham lifeboat station.
|These were from the sponsors of the test - the Off-highway
Plant & Equipment Research Centre (OPERC). RNLI instructor Graham Eaves said:
This is an amazing achievement. Steve has demonstrated that he was giving his
full attention all week taking in absolutely everything I said. OPERC
founder Dr David J Edwards from Loughborough University said: Steve really
deserves this award. He has set a good example for others to follow.
Yet again the
Sheringham Lifeboatmen bring honour to Sheringham, we should thank them all from the
bottom of our hearts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all and thanks to
your families too!