In late October, Ringway traffic management supervisor Ewan Mason and operative Dean May took part in a major road traffic collision exercise at Dunsford Park, Surrey. The event was hosted by Surrey Fire and Rescue Services to provide realistic training for the emergency services.
Ringway had been invited by organiser Curtis Howells-Davies from Haslemere Fire Station because of our experience of traffic management and road maintenance. The scenario reflected what could happen if a car crashed into road works, colliding with workmen, works vehicles and other vehicles swerving to avoid the incident causing further collisions.
The reconstruction involved two lorries, eight cars, a minibus, one digger and approximately thirty casualties. Around 150 people in total from different agencies worked together to demonstrate the correct command and control of a large road traffic collision. This multi-agency approach helps develop their understanding and ability to deal with an emergency situation.
Ringway traffic management divisional manager said: “This was a great opportunity to contribute our expertise of traffic management in this training exercise. The health and safety of our operatives and the Public is extremely important to Ringway.”
For further information please contact Sharon McIntyre, Communications Officer at Ringway on 07801 660316 or e-mail Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Agencies involved: Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, Surrey Police, Surrey Air Ambulance and medics, Life-Care Medic, Cas-Sim, Surrey Army Cadets, the Highways Agency and McAllister Recovery.
Every year, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service attend over 1,200 road traffic collisions.