In November 2011, 20 cadets from 2071 (Stamford) Squadron started work on a new Health & Safety project known as the Cadet Entry Level Award in Health & Safety.
The project which was launched by Headquarters Air Cadets (HQAC), in conjunction with the British Safety Council (BSC) required cadets to study 5 areas of safety ranging from safety signs, fire safety, protective clothing, health, and control of substances.
Cadets were issued an individual work book which they had to complete, submitting written and physical evidence in support of their studies and findings to HQAC.
Each Squadron that took part in the project had a Volunteer Tutor (VT) who attended a training session before the work started. The VT for 2071 (Stamford) Sqn was Pilot Officer Paul Ferguson RAFVR (T).
The successful ELA students with their certificates and wallet cards
Pilot Officer Ferguson said of the course “The project took five weeks to complete and a considerable amount of hard work had to be put in by each candidate during their off-duty time. I was very pleased to see that we achieved a 100% pass rate when our results were returned by HQAC in June. The benefit of this course offers a more enhanced safety awareness amongst the cadets, thus making our working environment safer. Well done to all of those who took the course and passed”.
By Plt Off P Ferguson
2071 (Stamford) Squadron