Safety Camp for KZN High Altitude Teams
All High Altitude Teams (HAT ) in the province recently had their first Team-building Rope Access Safety Camp at Monks Cowl.
KZN HAT’s Regional Manager Henry Nene says, “The aim of the camp was to inspire teams working from bases to refresh safety standards during production and to encourage fitness by creating competitions.”
Activities included a 2.4 km run, sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, a safety talk with the Occupational Health and Safety Officer, a driver safety presentation, rope access competition, search and rescue, equipment checks, a soccer competition and a route march.
Like the Yellow Card Training Camp which prepares firefighters to mitigate veld and forest fires, the training at the Teambuilding Rope Access Safety Camp is tailored to prepare HAT to reduce alien invasive plants which have a negative impact on fires.
“I’m very happy with the outcome of this first-of-its-kind camp and hope it will be even better next year,” says Nene.