On Monday 14th November 2011, cadets of 2071 (Stamford) Sqn started their training on the newly introduced health & safety initiative, the Cadet Entry Level Award (ELA) in health & safety.
The Cadet ELA is a HQ Air Cadet initiative in conjunction with the British Safety Council, which is designed to make young persons between the ages of 13 – 18 years safer in the workplace.
The course consists of cadets being registered with the HQAC Health & Safety Team at RAF Cranwell, a workbook issued to each individual cadet, who then has to provide evidence and knowledge through learning in 5 subject areas.
Adult staff throughout the wing have already attended a training evening, which having completed the course will be known as Volunteer Tutors (VT).
The VT for 2071 (Stamford) Sqn is Pilot Officer Paul Ferguson RAFVR (T), who is also the Squadron H&S Officer added “This is a superb opportunity for cadets to experience first hand the reason why we need to be safe in whatever we do, not just at the squadron on parade nights, but at home, work, at school or college.
The ELA if a cadet successfully completes the course, offers a certificate as proof of the individuals accomplishments that can be added to their CV. The response from my cadets has been very positive and they have already started to gather evidence in support of their work”.
Watch this space for the final results!!!
By Plt Off Paul Ferguson
2071 Sqn Adjutant