Weather watchers learn first aid

Friday September 11, 2020 Written by Published in Local
Cook Islands Meteorological staff undergoing first aid training with Red Cross. 20091014 / 20091015 Cook Islands Meteorological staff undergoing first aid training with Red Cross. 20091014 / 20091015

With the number of accidents that have happened near the Meteorological Service office over the years, the weather team decided to undergo some first aid training.

All Meteorological Service staff members underwent first aid training with Cook Islands Red Cross Society this week as part of their work training and to also identify some possible accidents that can happen in the work force.

Meteorological Service director Arona Ngari said staff are on a shift work basis where they are always monitoring the weather and at the same time, they have come across some accidents at the Nikao seawall – a common accident area.

Ngari is hoping by participating in the first aid workshop every staff member is able to understand the importance of first aid.

“Shift workers are sometimes here working by themselves and come across accidents on the road, a common area - the seawall,” he said.

“We are glad we got Red Cross here for the two-day course where we are looking at the different types of accidents in and out of the office and where we can help. We are here just to help, we are not doctors and nurses.”

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