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2248 Rutland sqn Gain Gold Star

Article posted: Mar 09, 2016 by Sqn Ldr Utting

Rutland Air Cadets have received the top award for safety within the Air Training Corps for the second time after having a very in-depth inspection.

The inspection was carried out by Mr John Mauger who is the Regional Health and Safety officer. He checked the building, all the squadron’s risk assessments and paperwork, then watched as the cadets and staff complete a successful fire drill.

The Air Training Corps take health and safety very seriously and expect every squadron in the country to be at an acceptable standard, gaining Bronze, Silver or the top award of a Gold Star which 2248 (Rutland) Squadron has again achieved. The squadron is one of only three squadrons in the Wing who have successfully retained their Gold Star. Mr Mauger was particularly impressed by stores area which he said” Was one of the best he had ever seen”. He has requested photos of equipment and wording used in the stores.

Officer Commanding Flight Lieutenant Paul Bowden who is responsible for all the health and safety on the squadron said, “I’m absolutely delighted that the squadron has achieved this top award for the second time. My thanks go to the H& S Officer WO Ian Coates and Sqn Adj Flt Lt Lawrence for all their hard work in making sure the Squadron is a safe environment for our cadets to work in”.

The inspection finished with the presentation of the gold star award certificate being handed to the squadron, it will now take pride of place on the squadron health and safety board.