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Sheringham 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.
Photograph of Steve Roberts of the RNLI
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!

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