A group of young people from Kettering Air Cadets are the first in the East Midlands to be awarded a prestigious health and safety qualification.
The eight cadets have undertaken the British Safety Council accredited ‘Air Cadet Health and Safety Course’ and all passed with flying colours.
The course, which promotes safety awareness, was developed after shocking statistics identified that a young person aged between 16 – 24 is seriously injured in the workplace every 40 minutes.
Kettering Air Cadet Commanding Officer, Guy Slack, said: “The course teaches valuable lessons to our cadets and the skills learnt will help keep young people safe, both while with us and in their day-to-day activities.
“I am delighted that our cadets are the first in the East Midlands to scoop these prestigious awards – Kettering Air Cadets are really leading the way.”
During training each cadet was required to provide evidence that they understood common hazards, safety signs and fire safety. The young people also had to show an understanding of personal safety.
Kettering Air Cadets is currently recruiting for new members aged between 13 and 17. To find out more please visit: www.ketteringaircadets.org or telephone 01536 481 999. The Squadron meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7pm.