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Northern NSW : Rescue Winter 2016
Rescue Helicopter crewmen David Wells, Michael Legge and Community Liaison Officer Jeff Galbraith recently honed their 4WD skills thanks to ATB Training which hosted a two day intensive course. Day one included putting off-road and bush theory into practice at a quarry at Freemans Waterhole, with the second day spent on Stockton Beach covering practical experience on sand, hill climbs, tyre changes and use of snatch straps, max-trax and winches. Supported by qualified trainers Kile Nicholson and Kylie Ledger, who share 20 years’ 4WD experience, the training exercise was completed under the National Unit of Competency Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle RIIVEH305E. ATB Training is a high performing Registered Training Organisation with a continued record of 100% compliance with the national VET Regulator. Dune training at Stockton Beach Managing human factors in maintenance is critical when it comes to ensuring the safety and airworthiness of the Service’s aircraft.To help mitigate and manage the potential for such accidents the engineering team recently completed a specific course in Human Factors in Aviation conducted by an experienced aviation trainer. The modules included: • Error management • Human performance and limitations • Decision making • Understanding errors and violations • Fatigue • Stress, workload and time pressure • Communication • Team work and leadership • Professionalism (responsibilities and personal accountability) • Review of human factors issues within the Service and sharing lessons learned. This specialised training is undertaken every two years. The Service’s engineering team keeping safety a top priority ATB Training support Hard day at the office improving 4WD skills Maintaining safety 18 Rescue Magazine WINTER 2016
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