Faith Hospital staff train as fire marshals

| 30/10/2017
CNS Local Life

Faith Hospital fire marshals celebrated

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has expanded its fire marshal programme to Cayman Brac, with 13 staff members of Faith Hospital completing the UK-accredited basic fire safety awareness and fire marshal courses since the beginning of the year. The HSA launched the programme in 2016 to improve fire safety and awareness within the organisation.

Graduation ceremonies were held recently at the Cayman Islands Hospital and Faith Hospital where the new marshals was presented with badges and certificates. In Grand Cayman 38 staff were trained this year bringing the total complement of employees operating as fire marshals across the HSA to 94.

“This programme is very beneficial to Faith Hospital as it improves the safety of staff members, patients and the premises,” Brac fire marshal Melissa Ritch said.

Occupational health and safety manager Debra Gaffigan spoke of the importance of the fire marshal programme, saying it has “provided the organisation with valuable and timely information gathered from fire risk assessments performed by the marshals.

“There are currently 94 fire marshals at the HSA. Each of these employees volunteered to be part of the programme and they dedicatedly continue to perform their daily and monthly marshal duties on a voluntary basis,” she said.

“The main focus of the fire marshal programme is to have the right people in the right place at the right time. Having these well-trained and committed employees operating as marshals throughout the HSA promotes a culture of safety and creates a safer environment for our valued patients, employees and visitors,” Gaffigan added.


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