TPA provides foundation for a simulated Train Derailment site, which is all set to put worldwide rescue experts to the test.
TPA Portable Roadways has provided heavy duty trackway for the unusual scene below which features a simulated train derailment, designed as an extensive training scenario for an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) training course at the UK’s specialist site in Waddington, Lincolnshire.
This Waddington Training Site is a former MOD site from which the old bunkers and support buildings along with new developments are used to provide high specification training to a number of organisations including Fire and Rescue services.
The purpose built site provides both comprehensive indoor and outdoor training facilities to emergency services teams from across the world. The training site is made up of 4 Rigs and a multitude of specialist areas which recreate real life scenarios for which emergency services teams face in a disaster scenario.
TPA’s installations crew laid down 85 heavy duty aluminium panels providing a firm foundation for the 300tonne crane which was being used to lift the train carriages off the track and manoeuvre into a derailment position. This scene produced a set-up to test the skills of the authorities in dealing with the aftermath of such an emergency.
TPA’s leading Field Sales Engineer – Oliver Dennis project managed this involving sites portable access installation from point of initial survey through to completion, ensuring he assisted the client - training & facility managers with on-going support throughout the project.
The Waddington facility provides courses and assessment in a wide spectrum of testing scenarios including;
Safe Working at Height
Internal Collapsed Buildings
The simulations conducted at the Waddington site all help to form part of an extensive course to help fire and rescue operatives prepare for disasters around the globe.
Many taking part in training and assessment at the facility are volunteers who have been involved in helping the victims of the 2011 catastrophes in Japan and Haiti.
All course attendees are training to make sure they are prepared for situations both at home and abroad.