Firefighters visit Axminster stove company

Axminster fire engine

Axminster fire engine - Credit: Archant

Arada welcomes local fire crew for a specialist training session

Axminster firefighters teamed up with local stove manufacturer, Arada, for a special training session.

The crew focused on the hazards and dangers within an industrial unit.

With more than 40 years’ experience, Arada’s state of the art factory and warehouse on the Millwey Industrial Estate is well established as a stove manufacturing hub, but as with any manufacturing process, danger can still arise.

The visit gave the crew a chance to explore how Arada keeps its workers and processes safe, whilst also focusing on specific hazards such as our oxygen banks, paint drums and cardboard stacks which could cause extra danger.

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With a retained firefighter in Arada’s workforce, it was an ideal opportunity for the company to show its support for the work carried out by its local emergency services.

Managing Director Mark Brettell said: “This was a great opportunity for Arada to link up with our local community and help our local fire service expand their knowledge of how to manage the hazards which can arise in an industrial environment.

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“Fire and safety procedures are of paramount importance to us and we want to ensure our manufacturing processes aren’t just environmentally friendly, but are also safe for all involved.

“We were pleased to hear that members of the fire crew were very impressed with how prepared we are with the procedures in place at Arada; particularly our detailed fire pack providing them with maps, detector locations and fire exits should their services ever be required.”

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