Water safety training

During Water Safety Week 2022, the Rochester Bridge Trust was pleased to host a water responder training session run by Kent Fire & Rescue Service (KFRS) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The training involved a review of measures to reduce the risk of working close to water and how to use life-saving equipment, including hands-on exercises to deploy throw lines and lifebuoys.

James Booth, Bridge Manager for the Rochester Bridge Trust, said: “We were very pleased to accept KFRS and RNLI’s invitation to host a water training session. This was a very positive, reassuring exercise for all involved, and was particularly important because of the fact we work next to the water every day.”

Grant Brooker, from KFRS, said: “Water safety training is important for giving people the knowledge and confidence to help a person in the water and we were pleased by how well the attendees applied themselves to the training. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Rochester Bridge Trust.”

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