In partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Environment Agency the group has recruited and trained over 60 Flood Wardens
Some of these Wardens have attended additional practical training as Road Closure Wardens with site specific risk assessments.
These theory and practical training sessions are obligatory in order to fulfil the requirements of the Nottinghamshire County Council who devolve legal authority to trained Road Closure Wardens to close specified roads when pre-determined triggers are met.
During the Community Resilience Day on May 15th 2016, the training sessions were video-ed and can be viewed by existing Wardens to refresh their training and by prospective new Wardens prior to attending a practical session which completes/refreshes their training.
See full video including talks by Dr Bajracharya and Cllr Gynn Gilfoyle here
Wardens need to refresh their training every 12/18 months and this training will be recorded to update NCC”s records.
Training sessions include
- Presentation on how the Road Closure Scheme fits into the full picture of reducing flood risk – SFF road closure scheme in context
- Rob Fisher’s Presentation on Road Closure Scheme development and operation and risk management Road Closure Scheme – Southwell Oct 2019 and video here
- Environment Agency’s description of role of Flood and Road Closure Wardens in the Road Closure Scheme, flood warnings, assessing flood risk – see presentation here
- health and safety, water safety awareness – see video by Notts Fire and Rescue here, see video of a rescue operation in Kilmarnock to demonstrate the danger of driving through floodwater
- risk control and manual handling therory – see presentation here, see video here
- role of Communications Hub – see video here
- Josh Wells’ presentation – River monitoring SFF_flood_warden_training_Nov_2018 and River monitoring Presentation_notes
If you are interested in being a Warden, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Jacky on 01636 815739 or 07971 443684